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Philip (the Disciple)
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Philip the Disciple belonged to the inner circle of Jesus’ followers; he is not to be confused with the evangelist of the same name (Acts 6:5; 8:4–13, 26–40; 21:8f.). He is mentioned in the synoptic Gospel lists of disciples (Mark 3:18; Matt 10:3; Luke 6:14; cf. Acts 1:13), each time in fifth place, but there is no further mention of him. In John, on the other hand, he appears in four episodes (1:35–51; 6:5–7; 12:20–22; 14:8–10), which give him a certain profile. In John 1:35–51, following a rew…

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Dobbeler, Axel v., “Philip (the Disciple)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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