Philip

Philip (Fil´ip)

1 The “brother” of Herod (Antipas) and first husband of Herodias, mentioned in (Matt 14:3 and Mark 6:17, Luke 3:19). He may be Herod (Philip), son of Herod the Great and Mariamne II and half brother of Antipas. 2 Philip the tetrarch, son of Herod the Great and Cleopatra of Jerusalem, not to be confused with 1. According to the historian Josephus, he was granted rule over a portion of his father’s kingdom following the latter’s death in 4 BCE. He built Caesarea Philippi, named in honor of the emperor (and himself). 3 Philip the apostle, one of the Twelve whose name appears in the four apostolic lists (Matt 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13). According to (John 1:43-51), Philip was from Bethsaida in Galilee, the home also of Andrew and Peter. When called by Jesus, Philip seeks out a skeptical Nathanael, who also responds to Jesus. Philip is also the disciple who responds to Jesus’s direct question concerning feeding the multitude, observing that it would take a large amount of money to feed so many (John 6:1-14). Later, it is Philip whom Greeks approach with their request to meet Jesus (John 12:20-22). In (John 14:8-11), it is Philip who says to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Philip later appears with the other apostles in Jerusalem after Jesus’s ascension (Acts 1:13). 4 Philip the evangelist, not to be confused with 3. This Philip first appears in the NT when he is appointed (along with Stephen and others) to supervise the daily distribution of food to the widows following the dispute between the “Hellenists” and the “Hebrews” (Acts 6:1-6). Later, Philip carries the gospel to Samaria (Acts 8:5-13), and he subsequently baptizes the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-39). The final NT reference to this Philip is in (Acts 21:8-9), where he and his four unmarried daughters, residing in Caesarea, are visited by Paul, who is on his way to Jerusalem.

Matt 14:3

3For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

Mark 6:17

17For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because Herod had marrie ... View more

Luke 3:19

19But Herod the ruler, who had been rebuked by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the evil things that Herod had done,

Matt 10:3

3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

Mark 3:18

18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,

Luke 6:14

14Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James, and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,

Acts 1:13

13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew ... View more

John 1:43-51

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, th ... View more

John 6:1-14

Feeding the Five Thousand
1After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.2A large crowd kept following him, bec ... View more

John 12:20-22

Some Greeks Wish to See Jesus
20Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks.21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee ... View more

John 14:8-11

8Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”9Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not ... View more

Acts 1:13

13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew ... View more

Acts 6:1-6

Seven Chosen to Serve
1Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows w ... View more

Acts 8:5-13

5Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them.6The crowds with one accord listened eagerly to what was said by Philip, hearing and ... View more

Acts 8:26-39

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
26Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” ... View more

Acts 21:8-9

8The next day we left and came to Caesarea; and we went into the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the seven, and stayed with him.9He had four unmarried da ... View more

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