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 apostle Paul came to Philippi ca. 50 CE and founded here his first European Christian community (Acts 16:12-40; 1Thess 2:2). This church, always one of Paul’s favorites, received his Letter to the Philippians ca. 54 CE and one or more additional visits from him ca. 55 CE (1Cor 16:5-6; 2Cor 2:13; 2Cor 7:5; Acts 20:1-6).

Acts 16:12-40

12and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days.13On the sabbath d ... View more

1Thess 2:2

2but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in sp ... View more

1Cor 16:5-6

Plans for Travel
5I will visit you after passing through Macedonia—for I intend to pass through Macedonia—6and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the wi ... View more

2Cor 2:13

13but my mind could not rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said farewell to them and went on to Macedonia.

2Cor 7:5

5For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted in every way—disputes without and fears within.

Acts 20:1-6

Paul Goes to Macedonia and Greece
1After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples; and after encouraging them and saying farewell, he left for Macedon ... View more

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