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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 468,327 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Philip the Evangelist is the 714th most popular religious figure (up from 736th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Israel (up from 111th in 2019) and the 45th 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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Among religious figures, Philip the Evangelist ranks 714 out of 2,238Before him are Hippolytus of Rome, Evagrius Ponticus, Martin Bucer, John of God, Pat Garrett, and Mesud II. After him are Ivo of Kermartin, La Voisin, Melania the Younger, Antipope Nicholas V, Josephine Bakhita, and Romuald.

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Among people born in 100, Philip the Evangelist ranks 18Before him are Pope Victor I, Justin Martyr, Ananias of Damascus, Philemon, Lydia of Thyatira, and Cornelius the Centurion. After him are Agabus, Antipas of Pergamum, Simeon of Jerusalem, Mary the Jewess, Claudia Acte, and Domitia Longina. Among people deceased in 100, Philip the Evangelist ranks 33Before him are Pontius Pilate's wife, Zebedee, Pomponius Mela, Silas, Lydia of Thyatira, and Cornelius the Centurion. After him are Valerius Maximus, Papias of Hierapolis, Mary of Bethany, Agabus, Mary the Jewess, and Claudia Acte.

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Among people born in Israel, Philip the Evangelist ranks 104 out of 430Before him are Itzhak Perlman (1945), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Dan Shechtman (1941), Canaan (null), and Natalie Portman (1981). After him are Gene Simmons (1949), Abu Nidal (1937), Isaac Herzog (1960), Ofra Haza (1957), Aaron Ciechanover (1947), and George Habash (1926).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Philip the Evangelist ranks 45Before him are Epiphanius of Salamis (315), Isaac Luria (1534), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Zephaniah (-701), James, brother of Jesus (-20), and Canaan (null). After him are Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Al-Tabarani (873), Saint Petronilla (50), Shoghi Effendi (1897), and Angelus of Jerusalem (1185).