PHILIP[1]

Male - 80


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  • Name PHILIP  
    Born Bethsaida, Gaulanitis, Syria, Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 8DB824D185CE0C4A95AEDFD2EBFB6393B309 
    Died 80  Hierapolis, Anatolia, Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 80  Hierapolis, Anatolia, Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Personal name meaning, lover of horses. One of twelve apostles (Matt 10:3). From Bethsaida, he led his brother Nathanael to Jesus (John 1:43-51). Jesus tested Philip concerning how to feed the multitude (John 6:5-7). He and Andrew took inquiring Gentiles to Jesus (John 12:21-22). Philip asked Jesus to show them the father (John 14:8-9), opening the way for Jesus’ teaching that to see Him is to see the Father.

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      Matt 10:2-3 (2), Mark 3:18, Luke 6:14, John 1:43-46 (4), John 1:48, John 6:5, John 6:7, John 12:21-22 (3), John 14:8-9 (2), Acts 1:13

      Accounts of Philip's life and ministry exist in the extra-canonical writings of later Christians. However, some can be misleading, as many hagiographers conflated Philip the Apostle with Philip the Evangelist. The most notable and influential example of this is the hagiography of Eusebius, in which Eusebius clearly assumes that both Philips are the same person.[5] As early as 1260, Jacobus de Voragine noted in his Golden Legend that the account of Philip's life given by Eusebius was not to be trusted.[6]

      An early extra-biblical story about St. Philip is preserved in the apocryphal Letter from Peter to Philip, one of the texts in the Nag Hammadi Library, and dated to the end of the 2nd century or early 3rd.[7] This text begins with a letter from St Peter to Philip the apostle, asking him to rejoin the other apostles who had gathered at the Mount of Olives. Fred Lapham believes that this letter indicates an early tradition that "at some point between the Resurrection of Jesus and the final parting of his risen presence from the disciples, Philip had undertaken a sole missionary enterprise, and was, for some reason, reluctant to return to the rest of the Apostles." This mission is in harmony with the later tradition that each disciple was given a specific missionary charge. Lapham explains the central section, a Gnostic dialogue between the risen Christ and his disciples, as a later insertion.

      Later stories about Saint Philip's life can be found in the anonymous Acts of Philip, probably written by a contemporary of Eusebius. This non-canonical book recounts the preaching and miracles of Philip. Following the resurrection of Jesus, Philip was sent with his sister Mariamne and Bartholomew to preach in Greece, Phrygia, and Syria. Included in the Acts of Philip is an appendix, entitled "Of the Journey of Philip the Apostle: From the Fifteenth Act Until the End, and Among Them the Martyrdom." This appendix gives an account of Philip's martyrdom in the city of Hierapolis. According to this account, through a miraculous healing and his preaching Philip converted the wife of the proconsul of the city. This enraged the proconsul, and he had Philip, Bartholomew, and Mariamne all tortured. Philip and Bartholomew were then crucified upside-down, and Philip preached from his cross. As a result of Philip's preaching the crowd released Bartholomew from his cross, but Philip insisted that they not release him, and Philip died on the cross. Another legend is that he was martyred by beheading in the city of Hierapolis.
    Person ID I3253  z-Bible Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2019 

    Father APOSTLES,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Philip the Apostle
    Philip the Apostle

    St. Philip, Peter Paul Rubens, from his Twelve Apostles series
    circa. 1611
    Museo del Prado, Madrid

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Wikipedia, Philip the Apostle.

    2. [S1] Wikipedia, Apostles.