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 425,244 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Philip the Evangelist is the 737th most popular religious figure (up from 762nd in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Israel (down from 106th in 2019) and the 49th 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 737 out of 2,272Before him are Hélder Câmara, Albert of Brandenburg, William Miller, Mikao Usui, Antipope Laurentius, and Athanasius the Athonite. After him are Willibrord, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, Umm Kulthum bint Ali, Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, Giovanni Battista Re, and Sen no Rikyū.

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Among people born in 100, Philip the Evangelist ranks 18Before him are Justin Martyr, Thecla, Cornelius the Centurion, Lydia of Thyatira, Philemon, and Mary the Jewess. After him are Agabus, Domitia Longina, Ananias of Damascus, Antipas of Pergamum, Agrippa the Skeptic, and Aretaeus of Cappadocia. Among people deceased in 100, Philip the Evangelist ranks 36Before him are Silas, Lydia of Thyatira, Mary of Bethany, Mary the Jewess, Judas of Galilee, and Locusta. After him are Valerius Maximus, Agabus, Ananias of Damascus, Agrippa the Skeptic, Gaius Julius Civilis, and Joanna, wife of Chuza.

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Among people born in Israel, Philip the Evangelist ranks 112 out of 389Before him are Dan Shechtman (1941), Natalie Portman (1981), Gene Simmons (1949), Abu Nidal (1937), Abimelech (null), and Yitzhak Navon (1921). After him are Judah ha-Nasi (135), Antigonus II Mattathias (-100), George Habash (1926), Ofra Haza (1957), Yuval Noah Harari (1976), and Valerius Gratus (-50).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Philip the Evangelist ranks 49Before him are James, brother of Jesus (-20), Pope Theodore I (600), Epiphanius of Salamis (315), Nicodemus (-50), Isaac Luria (1534), and Nehemiah (-490). After him are Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Canaan (null), Zephaniah (null), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Shoghi Effendi (1897), and Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (1522).