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An important Roman colony in the province of Macedonia, where the Apostle Paul planted a church during New Testament times. Named after Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
PHILIPPI (PLACE) [Gk Philippoi (Φιλιπποι)]. Situated in N Greece at the border of E Macedonia and Thrace, ancient Philippi was the site of Paul’s earliest extensive missionary activity in Europe (Acts 16:11–40; Philippians). The city (41°00´N; 24°16´E) stood about 16 km N NW of the port city Neapolis
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Philippi. Minor village of Thrace (known in antiquity as “The Springs” [Krenides]) until about 357 bc. when the father of Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon, conquered the site and rebuilt it. He gave the village his name (“Philip’s City”), fortified it as a military stronghold in subduing the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
PHILIPPI Minor village of Thrace (known in antiquity as “The Springs”) until about 357 bc, when the father of Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon, conquered the site and rebuilt it. He gave the village his name (“Philip’s City”), fortified it as a military stronghold in subduing the area, and exploited
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Philippi (fi-lip´i, fil´i-pi), an ancient city in northeastern Greece. Its site, dominated by a high acropolis and surrounded by mountains on three sides, lies ten miles inland from the modern port city of Kavalla (ancient Neapolis).The history of Philippi before the fourth century bce remains obscure,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
PHILIPPI. A town of Macedonia 13 miles inland from the Aegean served by its port Neapolis. Philippi was founded by and named after Philip II of Macedonia in 360 b.c. It was significant to the Macedonian as the chief mining center in the Pangaeus gold fields; these were largely exhausted by the time Macedonia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
PHILIPPI. In the course of his apostolic travels Paul received in a vision an invitation from a man of Macedonia who implored, ‘Come over to Macedonia, and help us’ (Acts 16:9). Interpreting this plea as a summons from God, Paul and his party sailed for Neapolis, the port of Philippi, 13 km S of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Philippi (Gk. Phɩ́lippoi)A city in Macedonia, northeastern Greece, ca. 17 km. (10 mi.) inland from the Aegean Sea and NW of the port city of Kavala (ancient Neapolis). It was first occupied in the 6th century b.c.e. by settlers from Thasos who named it Krenides (“the springs”) because water sources
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Philippi [fĭlˊə pī] (Gk. hoi Philippoi. A city in eastern Macedonia, situated in a fertile plain on the Roman military and commercial highway known as the Via Egnatia. Some of the city’s prosperity came from gold in the mountains surrounding the city. Philippi was in the first district of the Roman
Catholic Bible Dictionary
PHILIPPI A city in Macedonia (northern Greece) a few miles inland from the seaport of Neapolis (modern Kaválla). It was originally called Krenides, meaning “spring,” in honor of the rich streams in the surrounding area. Philippi was renamed after Philip II of Macedonia (r. 359–336 b.c.). When the city
Dictionary of New Testament Background
PHILIPPIPhilippi is situated in eastern Macedonia on the Via Egnatia that overlooks an inland plain to the east of Mt. Pangaeus/Pangaion. It was founded by immigrants from Thrace and known for its rich gold mines as well as for its many springs of water that rise in its hills (Strabo Geog. 7.3.4). This