With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with P.
|This is supposed to be the place where Lydia was baptized|
Paul in Philippi
Philippi apparently had only a small number of Jewish inhabitants and no synagogue. Consequently Shabbat worship was held outside the city on the Gangitis River. Here Paul met a group of women to whom he preached the gospel. Lydia, a merchant trading purple cloth, believed Paul's message and was baptized with members of her household. Subsequently Paul went and lived at her home.
Philippi is a mixure of many cultures : The Greek and the Roman cultures are the most important
Founded in the 4th c. B.C. and renamed after King Philip of Macedon, Philippi was an important outpost on the Egnation Way.
Philippi (Hellenic Ministry of Culture) Highlights the site's history, excavations,
and important monuments. Hosted by the government of Greece.
Mission in Philippi (The Unbound Bible) Briefly recounts the history of Philippi
and the biblical events that happened there in Acts 16.
Philippi (Christian Travel Study Programs) Summarizes the city's history,
biblical significance, and excavations.
The Battle of Philippi: The Battle that Changed the Course of Western Civilization
(Life and Land Seminars) Gordon Franz details the battle in which Mark Antony
and Octavian defeated Brutus and Cassius.