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Philip the Apostle (Greek: Φίλιππος; Aramaic: ܦܝܠܝܦܘܣ; Coptic: ⲫⲓⲗⲓⲡⲡⲟⲥ, Philippos) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Later Christian traditions describe Philip as the apostle who preached in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia. In the Roman Rite, the feast day of Philip, along with that of James the Less, was traditionally observed on 1 May, the anniversary of the dedication of the church dedicated to them in Rome (now called the Church of the Twelve Apostles). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip the Apostle has received more than 1,118,163 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Philip the Apostle is the 80th most popular religious figure (down from 61st in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Israel (down from 21st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Philip the Apostle is most famous for his conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch, which is recounted in Acts 8:26-40.

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Among religious figures, Philip the Apostle ranks 80 out of 2,272Before him are Pope Leo XIII, Martin of Tours, Pope Paul VI, Pope Innocent III, Margaret the Virgin, and Jude the Apostle. After him are Ezekiel, Pope Pius X, Pope Paul III, Pope Adrian VI, Catherine of Alexandria, and Simon the Zealot.

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Among people born in 5, Philip the Apostle ranks 2Before him is Paul the Apostle. After him are Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Ruzi Ying, Yin Lihua, Aristarchus of Thessalonica, and Julia Livia. Among people deceased in 80, Philip the Apostle ranks 1After him are Saint Matthias, Berenice, Vologases II of Parthia, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, and Kujula Kadphises.

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Among people born in Israel, Philip the Apostle ranks 26 out of 389Before him are Saint Stephen (1), Saint Anne (-100), Samson (-1118), Daniel (-690), Josephus (37), and Jude the Apostle (15). After him are Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), and Herod Antipas (-20).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Philip the Apostle ranks 23Before him are Isaiah (-800), Saint Stephen (1), Saint Anne (-100), Samson (-1118), Daniel (-690), and Jude the Apostle (15). After him are Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), Saint Christopher (220), Jeremiah (-650), and Joseph of Arimathea (100).