Philip the Evangelist

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Philip the Evangelist (Greek: Φίλιππος, Philippos) appears several times in the Acts of the Apostles. He was one of the Seven chosen to care for the poor of the Christian community in Jerusalem (Acts 6). He preached and reportedly performed miracles in Samaria, and met and baptised an Ethiopian man, a eunuch, on the road from Jerusalem to Gaza, traditionally marking the start of the Ethiopian Church (Acts 8:26–39). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip the Evangelist has received more than 556,415 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Philip the Evangelist is the 784th most popular religious figure (down from 738th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from Israel (down from 101st in 2019) and the 44th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Philip the Evangelist is most famous for preaching the gospel to the Samaritans and baptizing them.

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  • 27

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Over the past year Philip the Evangelist has had the most page views in the with 74,857 views, followed by Spanish (30,367), and Portuguese (20,885). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (271.05%), Hebrew (253.14%), and Serbian (53.67%)


Among religious figures, Philip the Evangelist ranks 784 out of 3,187Before him are Giovanni Battista Re, Nectarios of Aegina, Hemma of Gurk, Jean Mabillon, József Mindszenty, and Expeditus. After him are Robert de Sorbon, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, William Tyndale, Augustine of Canterbury, and Athenagoras of Athens.

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Among people born in 100, Philip the Evangelist ranks 21Before him are Antipas of Pergamum, Ananias of Damascus, Philemon, Cornelius the Centurion, Mary the Jewess, and Marcus Annius Verus. After him are Agabus, Aretaeus of Cappadocia, Claudia Acte, Domitia Longina, Valentinus, and Agrippa the Skeptic. Among people deceased in 100, Philip the Evangelist ranks 35Before him are Lydia of Thyatira, Ananias of Damascus, Silas, Valerius Maximus, Cornelius the Centurion, and Mary the Jewess. After him are Gaius Julius Civilis, Papias of Hierapolis, Agabus, Mary of Bethany, Claudia Acte, and Agrippa the Skeptic.

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Among people born in Israel, Philip the Evangelist ranks 113 out of 466Before him are Itzhak Perlman (1945), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), Yair Lapid (1963), and Zephaniah (-701). After him are Judah ha-Nasi (135), Gene Simmons (1949), Shimon bar Yochai (1), David Grossman (1954), Benny Gantz (1959), and Israel Tal (1924).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Philip the Evangelist ranks 44Before him are Nicodemus (-50), Pope Theodore I (600), Isaac Luria (1534), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), and Zephaniah (-701). After him are Al-Tabarani (873), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Saint Petronilla (50), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Shoghi Effendi (1897), and Angelus of Jerusalem (1185).