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Philip

[fil-ip] /ˈfɪl ɪp/
noun
1.
one of the 12 apostles. Mark 3:18; John 1:43–48; 6:5–7.
2.
one of the leaders of the Christian Hellenists in the early church in Jerusalem who afterwards became an evangelist and missionary. Acts 6; 8:26–40.
3.
King (Metacomet) died 1676, North American Indian chief: sachem of the Wampanoag tribe 1662–76; leader of the Indians in King Philip's War.
4.
Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, born 1921, consort of Elizabeth II.
5.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lover of horses.”.

Philip.

Philip I

noun
1.
1052–1108, king of France 1060–1108 (son of Henry I of France).

Philip II

noun
1.
("Philip of Macedon") 382–336 b.c, king of Macedonia 359–336 (father of Alexander the Great).
2.
("Philip Augustus") 1165–1223, king of France 1180–1223.
3.
1527–98, king of Spain 1556–98 (husband of Mary I).

Philip III

noun
1.
1578–1621, king of Spain 1598–1621 (son of Philip II of Spain).

Philip IV

noun
1.
(Philip the Fair) 1268–1314, king of France 1285–1314.
2.
1605–65, king of Spain 1621–65 (son of Philip III).

Philip V

noun
1.
1683–1746, king of Spain 1700–46.

Philip VI

noun
1.
1293–1350, king of France 1328–50: first ruler of the house of Valois.
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British Dictionary definitions for Philip

Philip

/ˈfɪlɪp/
noun
1.
(New Testament)
  1. one of the twelve apostles of Jesus
  2. Also Philip the Evangelist. one of the seven deacons appointed by the early Church
  3. Also Philip the Tetrarch. one of the sons of Herod the Great, who was ruler of part of former Judaea (4 bc–34 ad) (Luke 3:1)
2.
King, American Indian name Metacomet. died 1676, American Indian chief, the son of Massasoit. He waged King Philip's War against the colonists of New England (1675–76) and was killed in battle
3.
Prince. another name for the (Duke of) Edinburgh Prince. another name for the (Duke of) Edinburgh

Philip I

noun
1.
known as Philip the Handsome. 1478–1506, king of Castile (1506); father of Emperor Charles V and founder of the Hapsburg dynasty in Spain
2.
title of Philip II of Spain as king of Portugal

Philip II

noun
1.
382–336 bc, king of Macedonia (359–336); the father of Alexander the Great
2.
known as Philip Augustus. 1165–1223, Capetian king of France (1180–1223); set out on the Third Crusade with Richard I of England (1190)
3.
1527–98, king of Spain (1556–98) and, as Philip I, king of Portugal (1580–98); the husband of Mary I of England (1554–58). He championed the Counter-Reformation, sending the Armada against England (1588)

Philip IV

noun
1.
known as Philip the Fair. 1268–1314, king of France (1285–1314): he challenged the power of the papacy, obtaining the elevation of Clement V as pope residing at Avignon (the beginning of the Babylonian captivity of the papacy)

Philip V

noun
1.
1683–1746, king of Spain (1700–46) and founder of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain. His accession began the War of Spanish Succession (1701–13)

Philip VI

noun
1.
1293–1350, first Valois king of France (1328–50). Edward III of England claimed his throne, which with other disputes led to the beginning of the Hundred Years' War (1337)
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Word Origin and History for Philip

masc. proper name, from Latin Philippus, from Greek Philippos "fond of horses," from philos "beloved, loving" (see philo-) + hippos "horse" (see equine). In 16c., Philip and Cheyney was a way to say "any two common men."

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Philip in the Bible

lover of horses. (1.) One of the twelve apostles; a native of Bethsaida, "the city of Andrew and Peter" (John 1:44). He readily responded to the call of Jesus when first addressed to him (43), and forthwith brought Nathanael also to Jesus (45,46). He seems to have held a prominent place among the apostles (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; John 6:5-7; 12:21, 22; 14:8, 9; Acts 1:13). Of his later life nothing is certainly known. He is said to have preached in Phrygia, and to have met his death at Hierapolis. (2.) One of the "seven" (Acts 6:5), called also "the evangelist" (21:8, 9). He was one of those who were "scattered abroad" by the persecution that arose on the death of Stephen. He went first to Samaria, where he laboured as an evangelist with much success (8:5-13). While he was there he received a divine command to proceed toward the south, along the road leading from Jerusalem to Gaza. These towns were connected by two roads. The one Philip was directed to take was that which led through Hebron, and thence through a district little inhabited, and hence called "desert." As he travelled along this road he was overtaken by a chariot in which sat a man of Ethiopia, the eunuch or chief officer of Queen Candace, who was at that moment reading, probably from the Septuagint version, a portion of the prophecies of Isaiah (53:6,7). Philip entered into conversation with him, and expounded these verses, preaching to him the glad tidings of the Saviour. The eunuch received the message and believed, and was forthwith baptized, and then "went on his way rejoicing." Philip was instantly caught away by the Spirit after the baptism, and the eunuch saw him no more. He was next found at Azotus, whence he went forth in his evangelistic work till he came to Caesarea. He is not mentioned again for about twenty years, when he is still found at Caesarea (Acts 21:8) when Paul and his companions were on the way to Jerusalem. He then finally disappears from the page of history. (3.) Mentioned only in connection with the imprisonment of John the Baptist (Matt. 14:3; Mark 6:17; Luke 3:19). He was the son of Herod the Great, and the first husband of Herodias, and the father of Salome. (See HEROD PHILIP I. ØT0001763) (4.) The "tetrarch of Ituraea" (Luke 3:1); a son of Herod the Great, and brother of Herod Antipas. The city of Caesarea-Philippi was named partly after him (Matt. 16:13; Mark 8:27). (See HEROD PHILIP II. ØT0001764)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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