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  City of Philippi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Philippi, population 2,870, is the county seat of Barbour County, located in the north central portion of West Virginia on U.S. Routes 119 and 250.
Chartered in 1844, Philippi is the site of the first land battle of the Civil War, an event commemorated in the annual "Blue and Gray" historical re-enactment.
Philippi has been designated an "All West Virginia Community" by the state Chamber of Commerce each year for more than a decade, and in 1991 won first place in the All-West Virginia Community for cities of its size.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Philippi
Philippi was a Macedonian town, on the borders of Thracia.
That is why we find at Philippi, along with a remnant of the Macedonians, Roman colonists together with some Jews, the latter, however, so few that they had no synagogue, but only a place of prayer (proseuché).
Philippi after his captivity, and he may have written there his First Epistle to Timothy (Tim., i, 3).
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  Philippi
Philippi: town in eastern Macedonia, founded by king Philip II, famous for the double battle in 42 BCE that marked the end of the Roman republic.
The draining of the extensive marshes to the south of the town improved agriculture, and Philippi became a wealthy town, something that was shown by building a theater and minting splendid coins.
This road could be blocked at Philippi, which is situated on a precipitous hill, and Appian of Alexandria is correct to compare it as "the gate from Europe to Asia" (Civil Wars, 4.106).
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  Philippi
Philippi was a Macedonian town, on the borders of Thracia.
That is why we find at Philippi, along with a remnant of the Macedonians, Roman colonists together with some Jews, the latter, however, so few that they had no synagogue, but only a place of prayer (proseuché).
Philippi was the first European town in which St. Paul preached the Faith.
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 Philippi in Roman period
An important event in the history of the city of Philippi was the battle fought in 42 BC outside its walls between the Roman republicans Brutus and Cassius on the one hand, and the avengers of Julius Caesar Octavian and Mark Antony on the other.
Public buildings such as the 'forum' of Philippi, temples for the Imperial cult, the library, the commercial 'agora', the public baths and the 'palaestra' (wrestling school) were in the southern part.
The life of the city of Philippi was marked by the visit of the Apostle Paul in 49 AD, who laid the foundations of a flourishing Christian community, the first one on European soil.
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 Philippi, Greece | Macedonia | Via Egnatia From Neapolis (Kavalla)
Philippi was described by the Greek historian Appian as the gate between Europe and Asia.
It was in Philippi that Paul preached the gospel on European soil for the first time, first to Lydia and her household, then to the Philippian jailer and his family.
Philippi was brought under Roman rule in 168 B.C. The Philippi which Paul visited was a Roman colony founded by Augustus after the famous battle of Philippi, fought here between Antony and Octavius and Brutus and Cassius, in 42 B.C. "Philippi was the site of one of the most significant military engagements in Roman history.
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 Philippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philippi (in Ancient Greek Φἱλιπποι/ Philippoi) was a city in eastern Macedonia, founded by Philip II in 356 BC and abandoned in the 14th century after the Ottoman conquest.
The subsequent development of Christianity in Philippi is well-attested notably by a letter from Polycarp of Smyrna addressed to the community in Philippi around 160 and by funerary inscriptions.
Seven different churches were constructed in Philippi between the mid-4th century and the end of the 6th, some of which competed in size and decoration with the most beautiful buildings in Thessalonica, or even those of Constantinople.
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 pphilippid
Philippi was rebuilt and fortified by Philip II and soon grew to prominence.
SE of Philippi is the port city of Neapolis, its closest avenue to the shipping lanes of the seas.
Philippi was the sight of the famous battle in 42 B.C. between Cassius and Brutus and the victors Octavian (later known as Augustus) and Antony.
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 Philippi - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Philippi (Macedonia), city of ancient Macedonia, near modern Kavála, Greece.
Philippi, Battle of, battle in 42 bc in which Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus fought against the Roman Republic, following the...
Caesarea Philippi, ancient city of the Golan Heights section of Syria (now occupied by Israel), southwest of Damascus.
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 Philippi - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Philippi was a town in eastern Macedon, founded by king Philip II.
It was only natural that the plains west of Philippi were to become the theater of an important battle.
Veterans of the double battle were settled at Philippi, which received the title of colonia.
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 Gods, Gold and the Glory of Philippi
Philippi became the chief city of one of the districts (cf.
This commemorated the "settlement of veterans from the Praetorian cohort at Philippi" (Burnett, et.
Philippi was the scene of a terrible battle in 42 BC and peace in the region was shattered.
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Philippi also argues that the rates it charges in the franchise area that is outside of the City are not subject to federal or state rate regulation under Section 623(a)(1) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
Philippi asserts that, pursuant to this law, the City's power as franchising authority may be extended to cover those areas that its cable system serves outside of the limits of the City.
Specifically, we note that Philippi's authority to serve the unincorporated areas of Barbour County, including the areas Philippi serves within one mile of the city limits, derives from a franchise agreement with Barbour County and not with the City.
www.fcc.gov /Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1995/da951141.txt   (0 words)

  
 Insane Mummies, Philippi, West Virginia
After they became passée on the circus circuit, they returned to Philippi, got lost for a few decades, were found in a barn, then were stored under the bed of a local citizen.
In 1985, the town was inundated by 35 feet of flood water; the severely water-logged mummies were laid out on the front lawn of the post office to dry.
Philippi has another claim to fame: It's the town where the first limb was lost in the Civil War.
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 Bible Study - Caesarea Philippi
Caesarea Philippi was situated near the northern extremity of the land of Israel, about 4 miles / 6 kilometers east of Dan (see Dan to Beersheba), 150 miles / 240 kilometers north of Jerusalem, 50 miles / 80 kilometers southwest of Damascus, and 30 miles / 48 kilometers east of Tyre and The Mediterranean Sea.
Caesarea Philippi, earlier known as Paneas, was a center of pagan worship (see Images and Idols) from ancient times.
After the death of Alexander (see Alexander The Great In Prophecy), the city was the location of a major battle in 198 B.C. in which Antiochus the Great defeated the Egyptians and took control of the land of Israel for The Seleucids.
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 Ancient Philippi, Greece
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Philippi (Ancient Greek Φιλιπποι, Philippoi) is a city in eastern Macedonia, founded by Philip II in 356 BC.
Seven churches were constructed in Philippi between the mid-4th century and the end of the 6th, some of which competed in size and decoration with the most beautiful buildings in Thessalonica, or even those of Constantinople.
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 Philippi
The Philippi which St. Paul visited was a Roman colony founded by Augustus after the famous battle of Philippi, fought here between Antony and Octavius and Brutus and Cassius, B.C. The remains which strew the ground near the modern Turkish village Bereketli are, no doubt, derived from that city.
How long they had stayed in Philippi we are not told, but the fact that the foundations of a strong and flourishing church had been laid and the phrase “for many days” (Act_16:18) lead us to believe that the time must have been a longer one than appears at first sight.
Early in the 2nd century Ignatius, bishop of Antioch, was condemned as a Christian and was taken to Rome to be thrown to the wild beasts.
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 Caesarea Philippi (BiblePlaces.com)
Situated 25 miles north of the Sea of Galilee and at the base of Mt. Hermon, Caesarea Philippi is the location of one of the largest springs feeding the Jordan River.
Banias.com (Pepperdine University) A gallery of photos from the biblical city of Caesarea Philippi.
Caesarea Philippi (Walking in Their Sandals) Gives easy-to-read information on the location, biblical significance, etc. Features links to photographs and on-line scripture references.
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 Macedonia
The area of Philippi was then important for its gold mines, but the economy was bolstered by the fertility of the soil as well.
The fertile plain of Philippi was the battlefield between Mark Antony and Octavian and Brutus and Cassius, in which the former conquered and the Roman Republic was overthrown in 42 B.C. In celebration of the victory the city was made a Roman colony with the special privileges this involved.
How long they had stayed in Philippi we are not told, but the fact that the foundations of a strong and flourishing church had been laid and the phrase "for many days" (ver 18) lead us to believe that the time must have been a longer one than appears at first sight.
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 Philippi
Philippi is about 10 miles south west of Kavala, between Mt. Pangaio and Mt. Orvilos, both have gold and silver mines.
At Philippi we saw the bema (steps or podium) where Paul preached to the Philippians as well as the prison cell where he and Silas were held.
Philippi theater* probably built by Philip II in the middle of the 4th century.
www.wdbydana.com /philippi.htm   (1184 words)

  
 Philippi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
After the battle of Philippi, in 42 B.C., the city became a Roman colony and its importance was stressed by the fact that it was located on the Via Egnatia.
A landmark in the history of Philippi was the year A.D 49 or 50, when Apostole Paul visited the city and established there the first Christian Church of Europe.
The Agora was the adminstrative centre of Philippi in the Roman period.
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 Caesarea Philippi - Walking in Their Sandals - location profile
Caesarea Philippi (originally Panias) was located two miles east of the site of Dan, twenty-five miles north of the Sea of Galilee and forty miles southwest of the ancient city of Damascus.
Caesarea Philippi became a center of Greek-Roman culture, a city known for its pagan worship, its prestigious status as the capital city of Herod Philip’s domain, and its significant Gentile population.
References to "the district of Caesarea Philippi" (Matt 16:13) and "the villages of Caesarea Philippi" (Mark 8:27) reflect the city’s status as the power center of Philip’s territory.
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 Philippi - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Philippi, city of ancient Macedonia, near modern Kaválla, Greece.
Caesarea Philippi, ancient city of the Golan Heights section of Syria (now occupied by Israel), south-west of Damascus.
The sources of knowledge about Peter are the letters of Paul, written between ad 50 and 60; the four canonical Gospels and Acts of the Apostles,...
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 Byzantine Philippi
In the middle of the 4th century, Porphyrios, the bishop of Philippi (312-342), built a house of prayer dedicated to Saint Paul, as part of a complex consisting of a baptistery, bishop's residence and a spring.
Although Philippi was threatened, fatally, by Ostrogoth raids (473-483), it acquired one of the largest Early Christian basilicas (Basilica A) in the late 5th century.
In the 9th century, the bishopric of Smolena in the area of the by now Hellenised Slavs, was assigned to the archdiocese see of Philippi, which was already responsible for six other bishoprics.
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 Philippi Mummies - On the Road to Philippi, West Virginia
Everything in Philippi is within a fairly short walking distance so exploring it on foot is well worth the effort.
James Edward Hanger, an 18 year-old member of the Confederate Cavalry at Philippi, was stuck in the leg by a cannon ball.
The real draw to the museum, the famous "Philippi mummies" is very much downplayed by the folks in the area.
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 Battle of Philippi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Philippi was the final battle in the Wars of the Second Triumvirate between the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian (the Second Triumvirate) against the forces of Julius Caesar's assassins Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus in 42 BC, at Philippi in Macedonia.
Norbanus and Saxa passed the town of Philippi in eastern Macedonia and took a strong defensive position at a narrow mountain pass.
On the same day of the first battle of Philippi the Republican fleet, patrolling the Ionian Sea was able to intercept and destroy the triumvirs reinforcements (two legions and other troops and supplies led by Domitius Calvinus).
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 Philippi, Greece
Although the Apostle Paul first set foot in Europe at Neapolis (Kavála) on his first missionary journey, it was at Philippi, 15km/9mi northwest of Kavála on the road to Dráma, that he established the first Christian community in Europe.
The place is best known for the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C., in which Octavian (later the Emperor Augustus) and Antony defeated Caesar's murderers, Brutus and Cassius.
Philippi grew in importance as a result of its situation on the Via Egnatia, which ran from the Adriatic to Constantinople, and at the beginning of the fourth century it became the see of a bishop.
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 USCCB - NAB - Philippians - Introduction
He came to Philippi, via its harbor town of Neapolis (modern Kavalla), on his second missionary journey, probably in A.D. 49 or 50, accompanied by Silas and Timothy (Acts 15:40; 16:3; cf Philippians 1:1) and Luke, if he is to be included in the "we" references of Acts 16:10-17.
Paul's letter to the Christians at Philippi was written while he was in a prison somewhere (Philippians 1:7, 13, 14, 17), indeed in danger of death (Philippians 1:20-23).
Involved in a decision are the several journeys back and forth between Philippi and wherever Paul is imprisoned, mentioned in the letter (Philippians 2:25-28; 4:14); this factor causes many to prefer Ephesus because of its proximity to Philippi.
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 The battle of Philippi
In October 42 BCE, two Roman armies approached each other near Philippi: Brutus and Cassius, the assassins of Julius Caesar and defenders of the Roman republic, arrived from the east, and a bit later, the triumvirs Marc Antony and Octavian arrived from the west, wishing to avenge the murder of Caesar.
It is situated on a precipitous hill and its size is exactly that of the summit of the hill.
The plain slopes downward so that movement is easy to those descending from Philippi, but toilsome to those going up from Amphipolis.
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 MINISTRY IN PHILIPPI
Philippi: From there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia, a Roman colony (16:12).
The presence of Roman citizens in Philippi is going to have a decided impact upon Paul’s ministry there and, perhaps for this reason, Paul alludes to the idea of citizenship when he later writes an epistle to the Philippians.
Philippi was a Greek city and a Roman colony.
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