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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Philip  \Phil"ip\,  n.  [So  called  from  their  notes.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  European  hedge  sparrow. 
  b  The  house  sparrow.  Called  also  {phip}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Philip,  SD  (city,  FIPS  49300) 
  Location:  44.04054  N,  101.66384  W 
  Population  (1990):  1077  (450  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57567 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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 
  (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 
  (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.  T0001763) 
  (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  T0001764) 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Philip,  warlike;  a  lover  of  horses 

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