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Philip (fĭl'ip), lover of a horse. 1. One of the apostles, a native of Bethsaida; he had been a disciple of John the Baptist. John 1:43-48; John 6:5-7; John 12:21-22; John 14:8-9; Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14. He was with the rest of the apostles and disciples who had assembled for prayer in the upper room in Jerusalem, after the ascension of our Lord. Acts 1:13; Acts 14:2. One of the seven deacons of the church at Jerusalem; also called "the Evangelist." Acts 6:5; Acts 21:8. He preached the gospel in Samaria with great success. Acts 8:6-13. He was directed of the Spirit to proceed toward Gaza, where he preached Christ to the treasurer of Candace, queen of Ethiopia. After a short stay at Azotus, Philip preached the gospel from town to town till he came to Cæsarea, where he probably settled. Acts 8:26-40. He had four daughters who were endued with the gifts of prophecy. Acts 21:8; Acts 9:3. A tetrarch of Trachonitis, and Ituræa. Luke 3:1. He was the son of Herod the Great, by his wife Cleopatra: and at his death his tetrarchy was annexed to Syria. Matthew 16:13; Mark 8:27. 4. A son of Herod the Great by Mariamne the daughter of Simon the high priest. He was the first husband of Herodias, who was taken from him by his brother Herod Antipas. Matthew 14:3; Mark 6:17; Luke 3:19.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Philip'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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