What does Philadelphia mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
φιλαδέλφειαν a city of Lydia in Asia Minor 1
φιλαδελφείᾳ a city of Lydia in Asia Minor 1

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   1 a city of Lydia in Asia Minor, situated near the eastern base of of Mount Tmolus, founded and named by the Pergamene king, Attalus II Philadelphus.
   After the death of Attalus III Philometor, 133 BC, it together with his entire kingdom came by his will under the jurisdiction of the Romans.
   Additional Information: Philadelphia = “brotherly love”.
   

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Philadelphia
Philadelphia (fĭl'a-dĕl'fi-a), brotherly love. Revelation 3:7. A city on the borders of Lydia and Phrygia, about 25 miles southeast of Sardis. It was built by Attalus Philadelphus, king of Pergamos, who died b.c. 138. Philadelphia is mentioned in the New Testament as the seat of one of the seven churches. Revelation 1:11; Revelation 3:7-13. The church at this place was highly commended, and it is noticeable that the city has survived all the vicissitudes of earthquakes and wars until the present day.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Philadelphia
Brotherly love, a city of Lydia in Asia Minor, about 25 miles south-east of Sardis. It was the seat of one of the "seven churches" (Revelation 3:7-12 ). It came into the possession of the Turks in A.D. 1392. It has several times been nearly destroyed by earthquakes. It is still a town of considerable size, called Allahshehr, "the city of God."
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Philadelphia
Situated on the edge of a fertile region of the Roman province of Asia, Philadelphia was the outlet for the produce of the region. There is no record of how the church there was established, but it was only small and it suffered much from the persecutions of the Jews (Revelation 3:7-9). God assured the Christians that they, not the persecutors from the synagogue, were his true people. He would protect his church and reward those in it who remained faithful to him (Revelation 3:9-13). (For map see ASIA.)
Holman Bible Dictionary - Philadelphia
(fihl uh dehl' fih uh) Place name meaning, “love of brother.” A hellenistic city in the province of Lydia in western Asia Minor. See Asia Minor; Revelation, Book of.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Philadelphia
Love of a brother
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Philadelphia
One of the seven churches. (Revelation 3:7) The name is taken from the Greek, and is compounded of Philo, to love; and Adelphos, a brother.
Whyte's Dictionary of Bible Characters - the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia
IF James Durham had lived in Kirriemuir in Disruption days he would to a certainty have said that very much what Daniel Cormick was in the presbytery of Forfar, that the angel of Philadelphia was among the seven churches in Asia. No minister all round about had less strength of some kinds than Daniel Cormick: but, then, like the angel of Philadelphia, by universal consent, he was by far the holiest man of them all and by far the most successful minister of them all. Mr. Cormick used to say in his humility that had it not been for the liberality of Lady Fowlis he would never have got to College at all, and that had it not been for the leniency of some of his professors he would never have got the length of being a minister, Be that as it may, it will be to the everlasting salvation of many that Daniel Cormick was ever sent to College, was carried through his studies, and was ordained a minister. When I was a lad in Kirriemuir our minister's name was wide-spread and dear to multitudes, not so much for his pulpit gifts, as for his personal and pastoral graces. The delightful stories of Mr. Cormick's unworldliness of mind, simplicity of heart, and beauty of character, crowd in upon me at this moment till I can scarcely set them aside. And it was such things as these in Daniel Cormick that far more than made up for the fewness of the talents his Sovereign Master had seen good to commit to the stewardship of His servant. I see myself standing in the passage all through the forenoon and afternoon services, the church was so full. I see Dr. Mill in his crowded pew, a much-honoured man, who largely shared in his minister's saintliness. And there sits Mr. Brand, the banker and writer, whose walk and conversation, like the same things in Dr. Mill, influenced and edified the whole town and country round about. Mr. Brand's copy of Halyburton's Memoirs, with his name and my mother's name on it in his own handwriting, is always within reach of my chair, and I am sure I have read it at least as often as Dr. Jowett said to Lady Airlie he had read Boswell. And dear old heavenly-minded, if somewhat sad-hearted, Duncan Macpherson, the draper. A saint if ever I knew one; if, perhaps, a little too much after the type of Mr. Fearing and Mr. Weteyes. There never was a kirk-session in Kirriemuir or anywhere else like Daniel Cormick's kirk-session, and the pillars of it were almost all and almost wholly of their minister's own quarrying and hewing and polishing and setting up. When David White of Airlie became awakened to see what he was, and what a minister ought to be, he sought out Daniel Cormick for his counsellor. As Walter Marshall sought out Thomas Goodwin, and as Thomas Scott sought out John Newton, so did David White sit at Daniel Cormick's feet. The two ministers used to tryst to meet in the woods of Lindertis, where they strolled and knelt and spent hours and days together, till Mr. Cormick was honoured of God to lead one of the ablest men I ever knew into that grace in which he himself stood with such peace and such assurance of faith. To Mr. Cormick's kind and winning ways with children I can myself testify. Is James Laing: A Lily Gathered, still in circulation in Dundee? I well remember that red-letter day to me when Mr. Cormick took me to his lodgings with him and gave me that little book to take home with me. But I am wandering away from my proper subject before I have even begun it. I am taking up too much time with Daniel Cormick, deserving of it all as he is. The angel of the church in Philadelphia could not be more deserving. It was James Durham, in the way he speaks about "the little strength" of the angel of Philadelphia, that led me back to speak of Daniel Cormick with all this love and reverence and thankfulness.
If his Sovereign Master allowed to the minister of Philadelphia but little strength of intellect, as James Durham in his profound commentary holds it was, and but little learning; then, what he lacked on the mere mental side was more than made up to him on the moral and spiritual side. And that wisest by far of all the seven ministers in Asia soon found out where his true strength lay and threw himself with all his weakness upon his true strength. William Law complains with all his incomparable scorn that so many of the ministers of his day spent so much of their time and strength in the pulpit on such subjects as the seasons and the directions of the wind called Euroclydon, and on the times when the Gospels were writ. Now Daniel Cormick had not that temptation, for he possessed none of its literature, and even had he lived in our so-learned day and possessed all the learned apparatus of our day, he would not have given way to our temptations in his pulpit. "You, brethren," said Andrew Bonar in Daniel Cormick's funeral sermon, "are witnesses that in all his ministry your pastor ceased not to preach in public, and from house to house, repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ. His first sermon after his ordination was on this great text: 'Be ye reconciled to God.' And was not that commencement truly characteristic of Mr. Cormick's whole ministry among you? For, whatever subject he handled he failed not to arrive at sin and salvation before he left it. And such was the unction of his words that even when he was not exhibiting very intellectual views of the text, still his personal affection in setting forth the subject was always felt to be refreshing and quickening."-And this Epistle pays the same praise to the minister of Philadelphia for the way he preached his Master's name, and his Master's name only, in every sermon of his. I have myself, to my confusion of face I confess it, wasted many a precious hour in this pulpit on Euroclydon, and on the times when the Prophets, and the Psalms, and the Gospels, were writ. But I am beginning now to number my days, and I am, as you must witness, turning my own attention and yours far more to the name of Jesus Christ, in imitation of the minister of Philadelphia. Now, what is His name? and what is His Father's name? if you have begun to learn those great names from me and with me? For we ministers should preach the name of the Father and the name of the Son far more than we do. And you, our people, should read far more than you do read, both in your Bible and in other books, on those so foundation and so fruitful subjects. Just what a name is, what its root is, and when and where this and that name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost were first heard; these inquiries, as Clement says, breed great light in the souls both of preachers and hearers. To turn up and read continually the very chapter where God first gave His full and true name to Moses, and then to trace that name and see that once it was given to Israel there is little or nothing else in the whole of the Old Testament but that name. And then to see how the Father's name gives place to the Son's name in the New Testament,-all that breeds great light in the soul, as Clement says. Even with as little strength as there was in Philadelphia and Kirriemuir, a minister will win great praise, both from God and from God's people, if he keeps close to God's word and more and more holds up God's name.
Tentatio, meditatio, oratio, were Luther's three indispensable qualifications for a minister. Now we gather that the minister of Philadelphia had quite a special training in the school of temptation. We hold far too coarse ideas about temptation. We think of temptation as if it were for the most part to whoredom and wine. But the temptations that make a minister after Luther's own heart are as far as the poles asunder from such temptations as these. The holier and the more heavenly-minded a minister is, the more he lays himself open to a life of unspeakable temptation. With every new advance in holiness, with every new progress in the knowledge of God and of himself, with every deeper and deeper entrance of the exquisitely holy law and spirit of God into his heart and conscience, a minister's temptations multiply upon him, till he feels himself to be the most beset, behind and before, of all beset men that dwell upon the earth. And there is good reason for that. For if a minister is to be a real minister; if he is to know, as by the best and the latest science, all the diseases and all the pains in the souls of the saints who are in his ward, of necessity he must have been taken through all those spiritual experiences himself; of necessity they have all been made to meet in him. O, wretched man that he is! before he is fit to feel for and to prescribe to like wretched men with himself. And that is the reason why He who was Himself made perfect through temptation has specially promised that He will keep His ministers in the hour and power and crisis of their temptations, as He was kept in the hour and power and crisis of his own. Tentatio, meditatio, oratio. Oratio especially. Now, there was one special kind of prayer that Daniel Cormick was greatly noted for among those who were intimate with him. All ministers pray much and earnestly before preaching. And the reason is, they are so afraid that they may not do so well today. The minister of Sardis, who never prayed at any other time in all the week, to be called prayer, was always in real anxiety and earnestness before he entered the pulpit, because he had such a name for preaching to keep up. And so it is still with all who are like him. They are so afraid that they may forget or displace things, or in other ways disappoint your expectations, that they pray with all their heart till God, according to His promise, hears them and carries them through again without a stumble. The difference with Daniel Cormick was that he would get, now Robert M'Cheyne, and now Andrew Bonar, and now John Baxter, to pray both with him and for him after his preaching. As I remember Thomas Shepard also always did: and as, I feel sure, the angel of Philadelphia also did. The "honest weak ministers," that they all three were, as James Durham, that honest but not weak minister, in his incomparable commentary calls them.
"Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that thou hast, that no man take thy crown," said He that is holy, He that is true, to this minister of His. As if He had said, 'Hold fast by thy temptations, and thy meditations, and thy prayers both before and after preaching. And hold fast also by My name, and by all that is due to My name in thine office, as well as in thine own soul. Let no man take thy crown in that matter. Be suspicious, be jealous, of all men. Let no man invade on thy work. Give up not an atom of thy work thou canst by any possibility perform thyself. Never weary for one moment in thy well-doing. Let not thy hand for one moment become slack. Do not let thyself lie down to die till all thy work is fulfilled and finished. For if thou dost so die, then thy successor in Philadelphia will take thy crown which I had intended for thee.' As John Newton took Thomas Scott's crown as long as Scott neglected his dying parishioners till they sent for Newton. And as ministers' crowns are dropping off their heads in every parish all round about for any ambitions man to pick them up and put them on. Any one, that is, who will visit such and such a sick-bed, and read a Psalm there, and after it one of the Pilgrims' crossings of the Jordan. Hold fast, O all you ministers and elders and nurses and doctors! Hold fast as Dr. Mill held fast at so many deathbeds in and around Kirriemuir, till he stole some shining gems even out of Mr. Cormick's crown. Hold fast lest some aspiring man run off altogether with the crown your Master had at one time intended for you. If it took a man like Daniel Cormick all his might to keep his crown from being all stolen from him, what chance, think you, have the most of us ministers?
But look up! Who is that glorified saint shining as the brightness of the firmament, and as the stars for ever and ever? That is the angel of the Church that once was in Philadelphia. That is he, built in for ever as a "pillar" in the heavenly temple to go no more out. He was such a true pillar on earth that the whole of the seven Churches in Asia were strengthened and upheld by means of him. And now he is set in the very midst of the city of God which is new Jerusalem. And, behold, with the name of his God also written upon him, so that all men can read that name on him, as they pass by. Had the name of his God been strength of understanding, or depth and power of mind, or stores of learning, or an eloquent tongue; had it pleased God to save His people by dialectics, then that pillar had not borne as he now bears the name of his God. But God's nature is not like to ours. For we read in letters of gold God's glorious nature and name, and it is this,-the Lord; the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgressions and sins. And that name was taken up with such Paul-like determination, and was so preached in Philadelphia and nothing else was preached, till both the preacher and the people knew none other name. Like preacher, like people. That preacher of Philadelphia fed his people on the finest of the wheat till it became bone of their bone and flesh of their flesh, and till God's great name came out in letters of light all over their foreheads, and was written in works of love all over their lives. What a comfort to the most of us ministers! For the most of us ministers must always be far more like the minister of Philadelphia with his little strength than like the minister of Sardis with his great name. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty. That, according as it is written, He that glorieth. let him glory in the Lord.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Philadelphia
In Lydia, on the lower slopes of Tmolus, 28 miles S.E. of Sardis; built by Attalus II, Philadelphus, king of Pergamus, who died. 138 B.C. Nearly destroyed by an earthquake in Tiberius' reign (Tacitus, Annals 2:47). The connection of its church with the Jews causes Christ's address to have Old Testament coloring and imagery (Revelation 3:7-18). It and Smyrna alone of the seven, the most afflicted, receive unmixed praise. To Smyrna the promise is, "the synagogue of Satan" should not prevail against her faithful ones; to Philadelphia, she should even win over some of "the synagogue of Satan," (the Jews who might have been the church of God, but by opposition had become "the synagogue of Satan") to "fall on their faces and confess God is in her of a truth" (1 Corinthians 14:25).
Her name expresses "brotherly love," in conflict with legal bondage. Her converts fall low before those whom once they persecuted (Psalms 84:10; Acts 16:29-33). The promise, "him that overcometh I will make a pillar," i.e. immovably firm, stands in contrast to Philadelphia often shaken by earthquakes. Curiously, a portion of a stone church wall topped with arches of brick remains; the building must have been magnificent, and dates from Theodosius. The region being of disintegrated lava was favourable to the vine; and the coins bear the head of Bacchus. This church had but" little strength," i.e. was small in numbers and poor in resources, of small account in men's eyes.
The cost of repairing the often shaken city taxed heavily the citizens. Poverty tended to humility; conscious of weakness Philadelphia leant on Christ her strength (2 Corinthians 12:9); so she "kept His word," and when tested did "not deny His name." So "He who hath the key of David, He that openeth and no man shutteth," "set before" Philadelphia an open door which no man can shut. Faithful in keeping the word of Christ's patience (i.e. the persevering endurance which He requires) Philadelphia was kept, i.e. delivered, out of the hour of temptation. "Among the Greek churches of Asia Philadelphia is still erect, a column in a scene of ruins, a pleasing example that the paths of honour and safety may be sometimes the same." (Gibbon.) The Turks call it Αllah Shehr , "city of God"; or rather, "beautiful ('alah ) city."
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Philadelphia
City of Lydia, in the west of Asia Minor. It was founded by Attalus Philadelphus, king of Pergamos. It has been more or less destroyed by earthquakes several times, but is still an important town, with ancient ruins, called Alla Shehr. Revelation 1:11 ; Revelation 3:7 .
The assembly in this city was one of the "seven churches in Asia" to which the addresses in the Revelation were sent. The address to Philadelphia shows that the church there was characterised by little strength, but by faithfulness. If the seven addresses be viewed historically, this one comes after those representing Popery and Protestantism, intimating that when all hope of restoring the church is over, there may still be found a company keeping Christ's word and not denying His name. See REVELATION.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Philadelphia
a city of Lydia, in Asia Minor, and one of the seven churches of Asia. It derived its name from Attalus Philadelphus, its founder; and was seated on a branch of Mount Tmolus, about twenty-five miles southeast of Sardis, and seventy, in nearly the same direction, from Smyrna. It suffered greatly, in common with all this part of Asia, in the terrible earthquake during the reign of Tiberius, and in the seventeenth year of the Christian era. It has, however, retained a better fate than most of its neighbours; for under the name of Alahsher, or the city of God, it is still a place of some repute, chiefly supported by trade, it being in the route of the caravans to Smyrna. "Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia,"
says Gibbon, "Philadelphia is still erect, a column in a scene of ruins." Although this city is now in the possession of the Turks, it has about a thousand Christian inhabitants, chiefly Greeks; who have five churches with a resident bishop, and inferior clergy.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Philadelphia
A city of Lydia, in Asia Minor, where was one of the seven Asiatic churches, highly praised by Christ for its fidelity, Revelation 3:7 - 13 . Philadelphia as so called from Attalus Philadelphus, king of Pergamos, by whom it was founded. It stood between the river Hermus and Mount Tmolus, about twenty-eight miles southeast of Sardis. It suffered greatly by frequent earthquakes, and it was anciently matter of surprise that the city was not on this account abandoned. It is now a mean and ill-built town, of large extent, with a population of 12,000, including about 1,000 Greek Christians, who have a resident bishop and about twenty inferior clergy. There are five churches, and six mosques, one of which the native Christians believe to have been the church in which worshipped the primitive Christians whom John addressed.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia
A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites. The religious movement known as the Society of Friends (Orthodox), and commonly called Quakers, and also Children of Truth; Children of Light; Friends of Truth, began in England about the middle of the 17th century under the direction of George Fox. The Quakers suffered persecution in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Connecticut, but were cordially received, in Rhode Island. The first meeting-house was established, 1756. Although the first attitude of the Friends was to treat slavery with toleration, many dissensions arose and finally in 1776 slaveholders were to be 'disowned' if they refused to manumit their slaves. They were subject to much suffering during the Revolution since they took no part in the war because of their religion. A small body of Friends actively supported the Revolution, and were disowned or seceded. They were known as the Free or Fighting Quakers, but after the war they disappeared, and the Friends loyally supported the new government. Although the doctrine of the Orthodox Friends agrees in essential points with that of the Christian Church, they differ in the manner of worship and appointment of ministers; attach great importance to the immediate personal teaching of the Holy Spirit, or Light Within, or Inner Light; have no outward ordinances, including Baptism and the Supper, on the ground that they are not essential, were not commanded by Christ, and, moreover, tend to draw the soul away from the essential to the non-essential and formal; and teach the doctrine of peace and nonresistance, in accordance with which no Friend can fight or directly support war. Monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings, purely business organizations, are held, and woman is absolutely equal with man in Friends' polity. They publish four periodicals. Foreign missionary work is carried on in Syria, India, China, Japan, British East Africa, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Jamaica, and Alaska.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Philadelphia)
Established in 1847, when four members of the community at Carondelet, in response to Bishop Kenrick's appeal, took charge of an orphan asylum in Philadelphia. Independent mother-house erected in 1858. Autonomy preserved, under episcopal direction, in 1863 when the Sisters of Carondelet formed a generalate. Received papal approbation in 1895. The sisters manages parochial elementary and high schools, a college, academies, industrial and commercial schools, an orphanage, a deaf-mute institute, day nursery, and settlement house in the archdioceses of Baltimore and Philadelphia, and the dioceses of Harrisburg, Newark, and Trenton. The mother-house is at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA was a city of Lydia, 28 miles from Sardis, in the valley of the Cogamis, a tributary of the Hermus, and conveniently situated for receiving the trade between the great central plateau of Asia Minor and Smyrna. The district known as Katakekaumene (‘Burnt Region’), because of its volcanic character, rises immediately to the N.E. of Philadelphia, and this was a great vine-producing region.
Philadelphia was founded and named by Attalus Philadelphus of Pergamus before b.c. 138. It was liable to serious earthquakes, but remained an important centre of the Roman province of Asia, receiving the name of Neo-Cæsarea from Tiberius, and, later on, the honour of the Neocorate ( i.e . the wardenship of the temple for Emperor-worship). There is no record of the beginning of the Church at Philadelphia, but in the Apocalypse it is one of the seven churches to which, as heads of districts, special messages are sent. In its message ( Revelation 3:8-13 ) It is said to have ‘a little strength’ (which perhaps refers to its recent origin), and to have set before it ‘an open door,’ which seems to refer to the opportunities it had of spreading the gospel in the centre of Asia Minor. In 3:9 ‘the synagogue of Satan which say they are Jews and are not’ must mean that the Jews of Philadelphia had been lax, and had conceded too much to Gentile ways. But the message contains no reproach against the Christians, although they are bidden to hold fast that which they have, and the promise to him that overcometh is that ‘I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, … and mine own new name.’ Doubtless there is a reference here, as in the message to Pergamus, to the new name taken at baptism, and apparently sometimes kept secret.
Philadelphia was the seat of a bishop, but was not a metropolis until about a.d. 1300, when the importance of Sardis had become less. In the 14th cent., when the Greek Empire retained nothing on the mainland of Asia except a strip of territory opposite Constantinople, Philadelphia still resisted the Ottoman arms, though far from the sea and almost forgotten by the Emperors. In the words of Gibbon (ch. lxiv): ‘Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect, a column in a scene of ruins: a pleasing example that the paths of honour and safety may sometimes be the same.’ The date of its final capture is uncertain probably a.d. 1391. Its modern name is Ala-Sheher , and a considerable portion of the population is Christian.
A. E. Hillard.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Philadelphia
(Φιλαδέλφεια, T WH_ -ία)
Philadelphia was called after its founder, King Attalus II. Philadelphus of Pergamos (159-138 b.c.), whose surname marked his affection for his brother and predecessor, Eumenes II. Philadelphia occupied a strong and commanding position in the valley of the Cogamus, an affluent of the Hermus, at the N.E. base of Mt. Tmolus (Boz Dagh), where Lydia, Phrygia, and Mysia met. Northward and eastward from the city stretched a great volcanic plateau, the Katakekaumene or ‘Burnt Region’-called also the Decapolis-whose famous vintages were one of Philadelphia’s chief sources of revenue. The important trade-route from Smyrna (83 miles west) branched at Philadelphia, one branch going N.E. through Phrygia and the other S.E to the cities of the Lycus Valley. The city was founded for the spread of the Greek language and culture in Lydia and Phrygia, but it made little impression upon the old deep-rooted Anatolian nature-religion.
Christianity became strong where Hellenism had been weak. The Church of Philadelphia, founded probably at the time of St. Paul’s residence in Ephesus (Acts 19:10), had firmly established itself by the time of Domitian, and is praised by St. John almost as warmly as that of Smyrna (Revelation 3:7-13). Before her is set ‘a door opened, which none can shut’ (v. 8), a metaphor usually interpreted as implying a special opportunity for successful evangelistic work, such as Philadelphia certainly had as the centre of a large and populous district. Ramsay accordingly calls her ‘the Missionary City’ (The Letters to the Seven Churches, p. 391). But the whole character of the letter, the ideas of which are closely articulated with each other, points to a different exegesis. The Jews of Philadelphia, enraged apparently at the conversion, which they regarded as the perversion, of some of their number, displayed a more than ordinary malignity in their efforts to crush the infant Church, making free use of their most formidable weapon, the hçrem or sentence of excommunication, by which they thought to shut not only the door of the synagogue but the gate of the Kingdom of Heaven against the apostates. The prophet’s answer, given in Christ’s name, meets them on this ground. Alike as a rebuke to the persecutors and a sursum corda to the persecuted his message is perfect. He denies to the Jews of Philadelphia every sacred title and privilege which had ever belonged to their race. They have disinherited themselves. Hating instead of loving, they are a synagogue not of God, but of Satan. Having forfeited their great and good name, they merely lie when they call themselves Jews. The spiritual succession, and with it the historical title, consecrated and endeared by countless memories, have passed from them to the Christian Church, the true Israel of God. And their boast of opening and shutting the door of God’s house, of admitting and excluding whom they please, of blessing some and cursing others, is foolish and futile. They have indeed the key of their splendid earthly synagogue, but Another has the key of David (Isaiah 22:22), the symbol of regal authority, and He, as supreme in the spiritual realm, has set before the Church of Philadelphia an open door which no man can shut. Great minds run parallel, and the words of the prophet of Ephesus are in spirit identical with those uttered long afterwards by the prophet of Florence. ‘I separate thee,’ said the bishop of Vasona to Savonarola, ‘from the Church militant and triumphant.’ ‘Militant,’ was the reply, ‘not triumphant, for this is not in thy power.’ The power belongs to Him who ‘having overcome the sharpness of death, has opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.’
Philadelphia had so many festivals and temples that it was often called ‘Little Athens.’ The hope of a memorial-a name, a statue, or a pillar-in one of its great temples often proved a powerful incentive to good citizenship. But the volcanic region of Philadelphia was frequently visited by seismic shocks, in which the most massive buildings and all their memorials perished. In a.d. 17, e.g., ‘twelve populous cities of Asia fell in ruins from an earthquake which happened by night, and therefore the more sudden and destructive was the calamity.… It is related that mountains sank down, that level places were seen to be elevated into hills, and that fires flashed forth during the catastrophe’ (Tacitus, Ann. ii. 47). Philadelphia was one of the twelve shattered cities. But she is promised, in Christ’s name, the things that cannot be shaken. Every victor in the spiritual conflict will be as a pillar, not in a crumbling earthly shrine, but in the enduring temple of God, and have graven on the tablets of his own memory-monumentum CEre perennius-the mystic names of God and His new Jerusalem.
Christian Philadelphia made a long and brave stand against the Turks, but was conquered by Bayezid in a.d. 1390. It has now a population of 17,000 Muslims and 5,000 Christians. About two dozen ancient churches, lying in ruins, tell their own tale.
Literature.-R. Chandler, Travels in Asia Minor and Greece3, 1817; W. M. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, 1904; Murray’s Handbook to Asia Minor, 1895.
James Strahan.

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Clan-na-Ael - ) A secret society of Irish Fenians founded in Philadelphia in 1881
Campbell, James - (1812-1893) Lawyer, born Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, USA; died there. He was a member of the board of city trusts, Philadelphia, president of the board of trustees of Jefferson Medical School for 25 years, and for 45 years vice-president of Saint Joseph's Orphan Asylum
James Campbell - (1812-1893) Lawyer, born Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, USA; died there. He was a member of the board of city trusts, Philadelphia, president of the board of trustees of Jefferson Medical School for 25 years, and for 45 years vice-president of Saint Joseph's Orphan Asylum
Katolyckyj Provid - A Catholic weekly paper published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
la Salle College - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded 1867; conducted by the Christian Brothers; preparatory school; colleges of arts and sciences, business; summer school
Saint Joseph's College, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hiberian Society For the Relief of Emigrants From - Emigrant aid society, established, March 3, 1790, in Philadelphia, and a similar organization was founded in Savannah, Georgia, March, 1812
Mount Saint Joseph College - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allentown, Pennsylvania, Diocese of - Suffragen of the archdiocese of Philadelphia
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Diocese of - Suffragen of the archdiocese of Philadelphia
Seckel - It originated on a farm near Philadelphia, afterwards owned by a Mr
Philadelphia - Philadelphia was a city of Lydia, 28 miles from Sardis, in the valley of the Cogamis, a tributary of the Hermus, and conveniently situated for receiving the trade between the great central plateau of Asia Minor and Smyrna. of Philadelphia, and this was a great vine-producing region. ...
Philadelphia was founded and named by Attalus Philadelphus of Pergamus before b. There is no record of the beginning of the Church at Philadelphia, but in the Apocalypse it is one of the seven churches to which, as heads of districts, special messages are sent. In 3:9 ‘the synagogue of Satan which say they are Jews and are not’ must mean that the Jews of Philadelphia had been lax, and had conceded too much to Gentile ways. ...
Philadelphia was the seat of a bishop, but was not a metropolis until about a. , when the Greek Empire retained nothing on the mainland of Asia except a strip of territory opposite Constantinople, Philadelphia still resisted the Ottoman arms, though far from the sea and almost forgotten by the Emperors. lxiv): ‘Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect, a column in a scene of ruins: a pleasing example that the paths of honour and safety may sometimes be the same
Catholic Standard And Times - Official weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; founded as the "Catholic Standard," 1866; combined with the "Catholic Times" under its present name, 1895; circulation, 45,525
Philadelphia - Philadelphia (fĭl'a-dĕl'fi-a), brotherly love. Philadelphia is mentioned in the New Testament as the seat of one of the seven churches
Neumann, John Nepomucene, Saint - Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; born Prachatitz, Bohemia, March 28, 1811; died Philadelphia, January 5, 1860. Elevated to the See of Philadelphia, 1852, he worked indefatigably to promote education in his diocese, and to minister to the spiritual and material welfare of his flock
John Neumann, Saint - Bishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; born Prachatitz, Bohemia, March 28, 1811; died Philadelphia, January 5, 1860. Elevated to the See of Philadelphia, 1852, he worked indefatigably to promote education in his diocese, and to minister to the spiritual and material welfare of his flock
Ecclesiastical Review - A monthly publication for the clergy, founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1889
Review, Ecclesiastical - A monthly publication for the clergy, founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1889
Good Counsel - A monthly magazine published at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by the Augustinian Fathers; founded, 1924; it is named after Our Lady of Good Counsel, and its purpose is to promote devotion to her; circulation, 7500
Philadelphia - To Smyrna the promise is, "the synagogue of Satan" should not prevail against her faithful ones; to Philadelphia, she should even win over some of "the synagogue of Satan," (the Jews who might have been the church of God, but by opposition had become "the synagogue of Satan") to "fall on their faces and confess God is in her of a truth" (1 Corinthians 14:25). immovably firm, stands in contrast to Philadelphia often shaken by earthquakes. Poverty tended to humility; conscious of weakness Philadelphia leant on Christ her strength (2 Corinthians 12:9); so she "kept His word," and when tested did "not deny His name. " So "He who hath the key of David, He that openeth and no man shutteth," "set before" Philadelphia an open door which no man can shut. the persevering endurance which He requires) Philadelphia was kept, i. "Among the Greek churches of Asia Philadelphia is still erect, a column in a scene of ruins, a pleasing example that the paths of honour and safety may be sometimes the same
Erie, Pennsylvania, Diocese of - Embraces the following counties: Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield, Cameron, Elk, McKean, Potter, and Warren; area, 9,936 square miles; established, 1853; suffragan of Philadelphia
Scranton, Pennsylvania, Diocese of - Suffragen of the archdiocese of Philadelphia
Philadelphia - (Φιλαδέλφεια, T WH_ -ία)...
Philadelphia was called after its founder, King Attalus II. Philadelphia occupied a strong and commanding position in the valley of the Cogamus, an affluent of the Hermus, at the N. Northward and eastward from the city stretched a great volcanic plateau, the Katakekaumene or ‘Burnt Region’-called also the Decapolis-whose famous vintages were one of Philadelphia’s chief sources of revenue. The important trade-route from Smyrna (83 miles west) branched at Philadelphia, one branch going N. The Church of Philadelphia, founded probably at the time of St. 8), a metaphor usually interpreted as implying a special opportunity for successful evangelistic work, such as Philadelphia certainly had as the centre of a large and populous district. The Jews of Philadelphia, enraged apparently at the conversion, which they regarded as the perversion, of some of their number, displayed a more than ordinary malignity in their efforts to crush the infant Church, making free use of their most formidable weapon, the hçrem or sentence of excommunication, by which they thought to shut not only the door of the synagogue but the gate of the Kingdom of Heaven against the apostates. He denies to the Jews of Philadelphia every sacred title and privilege which had ever belonged to their race. They have indeed the key of their splendid earthly synagogue, but Another has the key of David (Isaiah 22:22), the symbol of regal authority, and He, as supreme in the spiritual realm, has set before the Church of Philadelphia an open door which no man can shut. ’...
Philadelphia had so many festivals and temples that it was often called ‘Little Athens. But the volcanic region of Philadelphia was frequently visited by seismic shocks, in which the most massive buildings and all their memorials perished. Philadelphia was one of the twelve shattered cities. ...
Christian Philadelphia made a long and brave stand against the Turks, but was conquered by Bayezid in a
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Diocese of - Established March 3, 1868; suffragan of Philadelphia
Minnith - At the fourth milestone from Heshbon to Philadelphia (Ammon); Eusebius, and Jerome, Onomasticon
Minnith - Place on the east of the Jordan, mentioned anciently as four miles from Heshbon on the road to Philadelphia; but now unknown
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament - A congregation founded by Saint Katharine Drexel at Philadelphia, 1889, for missionary labor among the Indians and blacks of the United States
Ramoth - Eusebius says, that Ramoth was fifteen miles from Philadelphia toward the east. Jerom places it in the neighbourhood of Jabbok, and consequently to the north of Philadelphia
Barron, Edward - He was appointed titular Bishop of Constantia and Vicar Apostolic of the Two Guineas; became pastor of Saint Mary's, Philadelphia, and president of Saint Charles Borromeo's Theological Seminary; and spent five years caring for the Negro Catholics of Liberia
Drexel, Francis Anthony - Banker and philanthropist, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1824; died there, 1885
Francis Drexel - Banker and philanthropist, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1824; died there, 1885
Sarah Peter - A Catholic convert in Rome (1855) and founder of the School of Design for Women in Philadelphia
Abel-Carmaim - An Ammonite village, six miles from Rabbath Ammon, or Philadelphia; the limit of Jephthah's pursuit of the Ammonites
Rabbah - Rabbah was renamed Philadelphia by the Hellenists and later became Amman, the modern capital of Jordan. See Philadelphia
Altoona, Pennsylvania, Diocese of - Suffragan of the archdiocese of Philadelphia
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - A congregation begun in 1831 by five women in Dublin, Ireland, and established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833 by Father T
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Brooklyn) - Founded in 1856 at Williamsburg, Long Island, New York at the request of Bishop Loughlin of Brooklyn, from the Philadelphia community; transferred to Flushing in 1860
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Erie) - A community founded from the Philadelphia house in 1860 by Mother Agnes Spencer of Carondelet
Seven Churches in Asia - They are Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, mentioned in Apocalypse, 1-3, where Saint John, on the island of Patmos, was commanded to send to their bishops instructions and admonitions, in which the Church is praised or blamed with reference to past trials and told of a greater one to come in connection with the coming of Christ
Mother's Day - The founder of the day is Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, who designated the second Sunday in May, or for schools the second Friday, as the time, and a white carnation as the badge
Azarias, Brother - He entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools, New York, taught in Albany, New York, Philadelphia, and Rockhill College, Maryland, of which he became president
Mullany, Patrick Francis - He entered the Brothers of the Christian Schools, New York, taught in Albany, New York, Philadelphia, and Rockhill College, Maryland, of which he became president
American Board of Catholic Missions - Organized at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1920, by a committee appointed by the bishops of the Catholic Church in America, and consisting of the archbishops of Cincinnati, New York, and Philadelphia, and bishops of Omaha and Pittsburgh, to consolidate various missionary activities of the United States under authority of the hierarchy and coordinate them with Catholic missions of other countries under general jurisdiction of an international board selected by the Vatican
Barry, John - (1745-1803) Captain, when that was the highest grade in the United States Navy, born Tacumshane, Wexford, Ireland; died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wagon - ) To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs
Rabbah - Greek and Roman writers call it "Philadelphia," a name given by Ptolemy Philadelphus, by whom it was rebuilt
Philadel'Phia, - The original population of Philadelphia. ") The locality was subject to constant earthquakes, which in the time of Strabo rendered even the town walls of Philadelphia unsafe. Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect, a column in a scene of ruins
American Catholic Quarterly Review - Established at Philadelphia, 1876, by Reverend James A
Wagon - The man wagons between Philadelphia and Pittsburg
Molyneux, Robert - Entering the Society of Jesus, 1757, he was appointed pastor of Philadelphia, 1772; later in Bohemia and Newtown, Mayland; opened the first parish school and edited the first Catholic catechism in America
Philadelphia - Situated on the edge of a fertile region of the Roman province of Asia, Philadelphia was the outlet for the produce of the region
Decapolis - of Jordan), Hippos, Gadara, Philadelphia, Pella, Gerasa, Dion, Canatha, Damascus, Raphana (all E
African Methodist Episcopal Church - A community of Methodist Episcopal Negroes organized on 9 to April 11, 1816 in Philadelphia under the leadership of Richard Allen
Decapolis - Pliny gives them as follows: Scythopolis, Hippos, Gadara, Pella, Philadelphia, Gerasa, Dion, Canatha, Raphana, Damascus
Southern Baptist Convention - Although doctrinally in accord with those of the North, the southern Baptist churches are more strictly Calvinistic, and the Philadelphia Confession of Faith is more firmly adhered to than in northern churches
Robert Molyneux - Entering the Society of Jesus, 1757, he was appointed pastor of Philadelphia, 1772; later in Bohemia and Newtown, Mayland; opened the first parish school and edited the first Catholic catechism in America
Sisters of Saint Joseph -(Toronto) - The sisters were established in Canada in 1851 by Reverend Mother Delphine Fontbonne from Philadelphia
Minnith - That indicated in the Onomasticon , 4 miles from Heshbon on the way to Philadelphia, seems too far to the south
Decapolis - The original ten cities, as enumerated by Pliny, were Scythopolis, Pella, Dion, Gerasa, Philadelphia, Gadara, Raphana, Kanatha, Hippos, and Damascus
Seven Churches - The assemblies were at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, places comparatively near together in the west of Asia Minor
Decapolis - According to Pliny, they were, Scythopolis, Philadelphia, Raphanae, Gadara, Hippos, Dios, Pella, Gerasa, Canatha, and Damascus
Journey - Travel by land to any distance and for any time, indefinitely as a journey from London to Paris, or to Rome a journey to visit a brother a week's journey we made two journeys to Philadelphia
Fitz-Simons, Thomas - Statesman, born Ireland, 1741; died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1811
Jan Van Eyck - " A "Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata" is in the Johnson collection in Philadelphia
Eyck, Jan Van - " A "Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata" is in the Johnson collection in Philadelphia
Thomas Fitz-Simons - Statesman, born Ireland, 1741; died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1811
Between - In the intermediate space, without regard to distance as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia the Delaware river runs between Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Decapolis - Historians are not quite agreed as to which were the ten cities, but they are now generally held to have been Hippos, Gadara, Pella, Philadelphia, Gerasa, Dion, Canatha, Damascus, Raphana, and Scythopolis
Chime - The bells of Boston, Bradford, Manchester, Rochdale, Shoreditch, and Worcester are noted in England, and in the United States those of Old Christ Church, Philadelphia; Christ Church, Boston; Trinity Church, New York; Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York; the West Point chapel chime; and the chimes in the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, New York, which are most beautiful
Liberia - In 1842 three missionaries arrived from America, the Very Reverend Edward Barron, Vicar-General of Philadelphia, the Reverend John Kelly, and a lay catechist, Denis Pindar
Mint - The mint in the United States is in Philadelphia
Rabbath - Or RABBATH-AMMON, afterwards called Philadelphia, the capital of the Ammonites, was situated near the southern source of the jabbok, some twenty-two miles beyond Jordan. It was long known to the Greeks and Romans as Philadelphia; but this name is now unknown in that vicinity, while the more ancient name still survives
Between - ) In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia
Decapolis - , "city of the Scythians", (ancient Bethshean, the only one of the ten cities on the west of Jordan), Hippos, Gadara, Pella (to which the Christians fled just before the destruction of Jerusalem), Philadelphia (ancient Rabbath-ammon), Gerasa, Dion, Canatha, Raphana, and Damascus
Gerasa - of Rubbath Ammon, now Philadelphia
Philadelphia - The address to Philadelphia shows that the church there was characterised by little strength, but by faithfulness
Philadelphia - Philadelphia as so called from Attalus Philadelphus, king of Pergamos, by whom it was founded
Sisters of Charity of the General Hospital of Mont - That of Nicolet has, in turn, branched from Saint Hyacinth, while from Ottawa were founded the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in Philadelphia and the Grey Nuns of the Immaculate Conception at Pembroke, Ontario in 1926
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - IF James Durham had lived in Kirriemuir in Disruption days he would to a certainty have said that very much what Daniel Cormick was in the presbytery of Forfar, that the angel of Philadelphia was among the seven churches in Asia. No minister all round about had less strength of some kinds than Daniel Cormick: but, then, like the angel of Philadelphia, by universal consent, he was by far the holiest man of them all and by far the most successful minister of them all. The angel of the church in Philadelphia could not be more deserving. It was James Durham, in the way he speaks about "the little strength" of the angel of Philadelphia, that led me back to speak of Daniel Cormick with all this love and reverence and thankfulness. ...
If his Sovereign Master allowed to the minister of Philadelphia but little strength of intellect, as James Durham in his profound commentary holds it was, and but little learning; then, what he lacked on the mere mental side was more than made up to him on the moral and spiritual side. "-And this Epistle pays the same praise to the minister of Philadelphia for the way he preached his Master's name, and his Master's name only, in every sermon of his. But I am beginning now to number my days, and I am, as you must witness, turning my own attention and yours far more to the name of Jesus Christ, in imitation of the minister of Philadelphia. Even with as little strength as there was in Philadelphia and Kirriemuir, a minister will win great praise, both from God and from God's people, if he keeps close to God's word and more and more holds up God's name. Now we gather that the minister of Philadelphia had quite a special training in the school of temptation. As I remember Thomas Shepard also always did: and as, I feel sure, the angel of Philadelphia also did. For if thou dost so die, then thy successor in Philadelphia will take thy crown which I had intended for thee. If it took a man like Daniel Cormick all his might to keep his crown from being all stolen from him, what chance, think you, have the most of us ministers?...
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But look up! Who is that glorified saint shining as the brightness of the firmament, and as the stars for ever and ever? That is the angel of the Church that once was in Philadelphia. And that name was taken up with such Paul-like determination, and was so preached in Philadelphia and nothing else was preached, till both the preacher and the people knew none other name. That preacher of Philadelphia fed his people on the finest of the wheat till it became bone of their bone and flesh of their flesh, and till God's great name came out in letters of light all over their foreheads, and was written in works of love all over their lives. What a comfort to the most of us ministers! For the most of us ministers must always be far more like the minister of Philadelphia with his little strength than like the minister of Sardis with his great name
Kendrick, Francis Patrick - As Bishop of Philadelphia (1830-1851), he began erection of a seminary and the cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, started the "Catholic Herald," protested against the anti-Catholic Nativist riots of 1844, and restored peace to the city
Francis Kenrick - As Bishop of Philadelphia (1830-1851), he began erection of a seminary and the cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, started the "Catholic Herald," protested against the anti-Catholic Nativist riots of 1844, and restored peace to the city
Citizen - In general sense, a native or permanent resident in a city or country as the citizens of London or Philadelphia the citizens of the United States
William Cobbett - Passing to the United States, he edited and published in Philadelphia his violently anti-American "Porcupine's Gazette
New Jersey - Other early missionary priests were the Jesuits, Father Ferdinand Farmer (Steinmeyer) and Father Robert Harding of Philadelphia. Trenton had the first substantial church, built in 1814, named in honor of Saint Francis, and served by priests from Philadelphia
Decapolis - The coins of Gadara, Canatha, Pella, Dion, and Philadelphia use the Pompeian era. 18), these were Scythopolis (Beisân), Hippos (Susieh), Gadara (Umm Keis), Pella (Fahil), Philadelphia (’Amman), Gerasa (Jerâsh), Dion, Canatha (Kanawât), Damascus, and Raphana. by the incoming Greeks were Pella, Dion, Philadelphia, Gadara, and Abila in the region east of the Jordan. The modern traveller, wandering over the ruins of temples, theatres, and baths at Gerasa, Philadelphia, and Gadara, is impressed with the glories of the Grecian life in Palestine during the period of our Lord’s earthly ministry and for some centuries afterwards
Ammonites - Their capital city was Rabbah, (also called Rabbath Ammon, and afterwards Philadelphia,) which stood on the Jabbok
Free And Open Churches - A society for the promotion ofFree and Open Churches has been organized for many years withheadquarters in Philadelphia
Philadelphia - "Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia,"...
says Gibbon, "Philadelphia is still erect, a column in a scene of ruins
ra'Moth-Gil'Ead - Eusebius and Jerome specify the position of Ramoth as 15 miles from Philadelphia (Amman )
Pillar - ’ The letter to the Church of Philadelphia ‘gives the pledge of safety from the hour of trial, of steadiness like the pillar of a temple, of everlasting guarantee against disaster and eviction, of exaltation above the enemies who now contemn and insult. The history of Philadelphia does not belie the splendid promise made to its church. ‘Philadelphia alone has been saved by prophecy, or courage. … Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect, a column in a scene of ruins: a pleasing example that the paths of honour and safety may sometimes be the same’ (E. It has been said that among the few ruins of Philadelphia there are four strong marble pillars standing in one spot, and on the sides of these pillars inscriptions are found. ) traces in the promise to this church suggestive references, which, he thinks, a Philadelphian could not fail to discover, e
Brotherly Love - ...
The word which is usually rendered “brotherly love” in the New Testament is the Greek Philadelphia and is used only five times ( Romans 12:10 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:9 ; Hebrews 13:1 ; 1 Peter 1:22 ; 2 Peter 1:7 ). Twice he used the term Philadelphia : first in 1 Thessalonians 4:9 , then in Romans 12:10 . ...
In the Epistles the specific word, Philadelphia (brotherly love) appears in Hebrews and in 1,2Peter
Mail - We say, letters were mailed for Philadelphia
Travel - To walk to go or march on foot as, to travel from London to Dover, or from New York to Philadelphia
Ramoth Gilead - of Philadelphia, or else Jela'ad (Gilead) four miles N
Rabbah, Rabbath - There are many ruins on the site, but they are judged to belong to the Roman period, when a city, called Philadelphia, was built there
Ammonites - when Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285-246) rebuilt the city and renamed it “Philadelphia” after himself. Philadelphia came to be regarded as one of the Decapolis cities, a federation of ten Greek cities in Palestine (Matthew 4:25 ), and was annexed with the whole Decapolis region to the Roman empire in A. The old route was refurbished at that time under the name Via Nova Triana (“Trajan's New Road”), and Philadelphia itself was expanded on a grand scale. ...
Philadelphia, as all of the cities along the Via Nova, began to decline in the third century due to security problems along the Roman frontier and shifts in commercial patterns. Decline continued during the Islamic period until eventually the site of ancient Rabbah/Philadelphia was represented only by a desolate ruin
Bible Societies - In the United States the years 1808,1809 saw the institution of these societies in New York, Boston, Hartford, Princeton, and Philadelphia
Remove - To change the place of residence as, to remove from New York to Philadelphia
Societies, Bible - In the United States the years 1808,1809 saw the institution of these societies in New York, Boston, Hartford, Princeton, and Philadelphia
Smyrna - " Persecuted Smyrna and Philadelphia are the only churches which the Lord does not reprove. (See Philadelphia
John Hughes - Ordained in Saint Joseph's Church, Philadelphia, in 1826, he served later as pastor there and at Saint Augustine's, and built the church of Saint John in 1832
Hughes, John - Ordained in Saint Joseph's Church, Philadelphia, in 1826, he served later as pastor there and at Saint Augustine's, and built the church of Saint John in 1832
Hour (Figurative) - To the faithful church in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:10) safe-keeping is promised from the ‘hour of testing’ which is about to come upon the whole earth, i
Sisters of Saint Joseph - The Buffalo, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn houses did not change their form of government
Rab'Bah - 285-247) it received the name of Philadelphia
Rabbah - ...
For a time the city (one of the Decapolis group) bore the name Philadelphia , given to it by Ptolemy Philadelphia (b
Laodicea - of the river Lycus, in the Maeander valley, between Colossae and Philadelphia. ...
The two churches most comfortable temporally are those most reproved, Sardis and Laodicea; those most afflicted of the seven are the most commended, Smyrna and Philadelphia
Decapolis - writer Pliny named the ten cities as Damascus, Philadelphia (modern Amman), Canatha, Scythopolis, Pella, Hippos, Gadara, Dion, Raphana, and Gerasa (modern Jerash)
Forty Hours' Adoration - The first to hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Forty Hours' Devotion - The first to hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Forty Hours' Prayer - The first to hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Quarantore - The first to hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Quarant' Ore - The first to hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Devotion, Forty Hours' - The first to hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Adoration, Forty Hours' - The first to hold these devotions with any degree of regularity was Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann of Philadelphia
Quakers - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Quakers, Fighting - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Quakers, Free - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Friends - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Friends, Hicksite Society of - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Friends of Truth - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Children of Light - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Friends, Orthodox Society of - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Friends, Wilburite Orthodox Conservative - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Children of Truth - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Fighting Quakers - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Free Quakers - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Orthodox Society of Friends - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Light, Children of - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Hicksite Society of Friends - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Brother, Brethren, Brotherhood, Brotherly - ); philadelphos, (phileo, "to love," and adelphos), "fond of one's brethren," 1 Peter 3:8 ; "loving as brethren," RV; Philadelphia, "brotherly love," Romans 12:10 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:9 ; Hebrews 13:1 ; "love of the brethren," 1 Peter 1:22 ; 2 Peter 1:7 , RV; pseudadelphos, "false brethren," 2 Corinthians 11:26 ; Galatians 2:4
Society of Friends (Orthodox) - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Truth, Children of - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Truth, Friends of - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends - A group of religious bodies, including: the Orthodox Society of Friends; the Hicksite Society of Friends, dissenters under the leadership of Elias Hicks; the Wilburite Orthodox Conservative Friends, separatists under the leadership of John Wilbur; and the Religious Society of Friends of Philadelphia who seceded from the Wilburites
Liguorians - During the same period important foundations were made in North America; the fathers were called to Pittsburgh, 1839; Baltimore, 1840; to New York, 1842; to Philadelphia, 1843; to Buffalo, 1845; to Detroit, and New Orleans, 1847; and to Cumberland, 1849
Anastasius, a Presbyter of Antioch - At Philadelphia they persuaded some simple-minded clergy to sign a creed of doubtful orthodoxy, attributed to Theodore of Mopsuestia
Redemptorists - During the same period important foundations were made in North America; the fathers were called to Pittsburgh, 1839; Baltimore, 1840; to New York, 1842; to Philadelphia, 1843; to Buffalo, 1845; to Detroit, and New Orleans, 1847; and to Cumberland, 1849
Letter Form And Function - New Testament examples of letters of censure or blame are found in Galatians (See 2 Thessalonians 1:6 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:1 ) and five of the letters to the churches in Asia Minor in Revelation 2-3 (excluding Smyrna and Philadelphia). The letters to the churches at Smyrna and Philadelphia serve as examples of letters of praise ( Revelation 2:8-11 ; Revelation 3:7-13 )
Peraea - When Josephus says that it stretches from Machærus to Pella, and from Philadelphia ( ’Ammân ) to the Jordan, he probably gives political boundaries, excluding Decapolis ( BJ III
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Ptolemies - Examples included Acco renamed Ptolemais, Bethshan now termed Scythopolis, and ancient Rabboth-Ammon refounded as Philadelphia
John Carroll - The suffragan sees of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) were erected in 1808, and the pallium conferred on Archbishop Carroll
Carroll, John - The suffragan sees of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) were erected in 1808, and the pallium conferred on Archbishop Carroll
Sardis - Smyrna and Philadelphia, the most afflicted, alone receive unmixed praise
Pillars - Translated as Greek "the firm foundation of (laid by) God (namely, the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 2:18, contrasted with Hymenseus' word eating as a canker) standeth" fast; the church being the house (2 Timothy 2:20) cannot be also the foundation, which would make the house to be founded on the house! The believer shall at last be a pillar immovably firm (unlike earthquake-shaken Philadelphia) and "never more at all go out" (Greek Revelation 3:12), being under "the blessed necessity of goodness
Live - He lives in Philadelphia
ka'Desh, ka'Desh-Bar'ne-a - Clay Trumbull of Philadelphia, visiting the spot in 1881, succeeded in rendering almost certain that the site of Kadesh is Ain Kadis (spelled also Gadis and Quadis ); "the very same name, letter for letter in Arabic and Hebrew, with the scriptural fountain of Kadesh --the 'holy fountain,' as the name means-- which gushed forth when Moses smote the rock
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Ptolemy Philadelphus named it Philadelphia
Asia Minor, Cities of - Cities of Asia Minor important to the New Testament accounts included Alexandria Troas, Assos, Ephesus, Miletus, Patara, Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis, Thyatira, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Colassae, Attalia, Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, Derbe, and Tarsus. ...
Following the Hermus River inland from Sardis, one reached Philadelphia , the name commemorating the brotherly love between Attalus Philadelphus and Eumenes. Despite the gains by Islam in Asia Minor in later years, Philadelphia maintained a continued Christian witness across the centuries
Repent, Repentance - The word is found in the Synoptic Gospels (in Luke, nine times), in Acts five times, in the Apocalypse twelve times, eight in the messages to the churches, Revelation 2:5 (twice),16,21 (twice), RV, "she willeth not to repent" (2nd part); Revelation 3:3,19 (the only churches in those chapters which contain no exhortation in this respect are those at Smyrna and Philadelphia); elsewhere only in 2 Corinthians 12:21
Bashan - We had quitted too, the districts apportioned to the tribes of Reuben and of Gad, and entered that part which was allotted to the half tribe of Manasseh, beyond Jordan eastward, leaving the land of the children of Ammon on our right, or to the east of the Jabbok, which, according to the authority before quoted, divided Ammon, or Philadelphia, from Gerasa
On - So we say, Philadelphia is situated on the Delaware Middlebury is on the Otter Creek Guilford stands on the Sound that is, near the river or Sound, instead of on the bank, side or shore
American Martyrology - of Philadelphia, d. Philadelphia, January 5, 1860
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Baptists - The beliefs of the Baptists have been incorporated in confessions of faith, of which the most important in the United States are: the Philailelphia Confession issued by the Baptist churches in London in 1689, and adopted with additions by the Philadelphia Association in 1742; and the New Hampshire Confession adopted by the New Hampshire State Convention, 1832
Apocalypse - The second and third chapters contain seven epistles to the seven churches in Asia; namely, of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, which relate chiefly to their then respective circumstances and situation
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(3) Upon earth itself Christ’s unlimited authority is exercised over the churches, including that in Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7)
Jezebel - In Revelation 3:9 Philadelphia is charged with harbouring a synagogue of Satan
Love - For Philadelphia, see BROTHER , Note (1)
Jews in the New Testament - )...
Revelation The two references in the Book of Revelation are to the church at Smyrna (Revelation 2:9 ) and the church at Philadelphia (Revelation 3:9 ), where there were those who claimed to be Jews but who were denounced as the “synagogue of Satan” because they opposed Christians
New Jerusalem - The first explicit reference to the new Jerusalem is in the message to the Philadelphia church in Revelation 3:12 , where it is promised as a reward to those who overcome (a synonym for believers, cf
Holy One - In Revelation 3:7 our Lord so describes Himself in the address to the Church of Philadelphia: ‘These things saith he that is holy’ (τάδε λέγει ὁ ἄγιος)
American Church, the - Childs, of Philadelphia
Ammon, Ammonites - and named Philadelphia
Apostolic Fathers - At Troas he learned that persecution had ceased at Antioch and wrote to the churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna as well as to Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, entreating them to send messengers to Antioch to congratulate the faithful on the restoration of peace
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Letters to the Seven Churches (2:1–3:22) The letters to the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea have a fairly consistent format. Next appears typically some form of exhortation: to those who received criticism, the usual exhortation is to repent; however, to the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia, for whom the Lord had only praise, the exhortation is one of assurance (compare Revelation 2:10 ; Revelation 3:10-13 ). The church at Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13 ) is promised, in the face of persecution by the local synagogue, that faith in Jesus will assure access into the eternal kingdom; and the church at Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22 ) is told to turn from her self-deception and repent of her lukewarmness
Go - He has gone to Philadelphia
Run - ) To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary
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After Philadelphia we find him in Smyrna, where Polycarp is bishop. From there Ignatius dispatches three letters: the first to the Church of Philadelphia (‘The love of the brethren which are in Troas saluteth you,’ xi. He writes to the same effect to the Philadelphians
Peraea - from the Arnon to the Jabbok, and its breadth as from Philadelphia and Gerasa to the Jordan, limits corresponding with those of the modern Belkâ
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch - Then he tells how Ignatius, having left Smyrna and come to Troas, wrote thence to the Philadelphians and Smyrnaeans and to Polycarp. Ignatius did not, as was usual, pass through Magnesia and Ephesus, but left the great road at Sardis and came by Laodicea, Hierapolis, Philadelphia, and perhaps Colossae, as he had certainly visited Philadelphia and met there the false teachers from Ephesus (Zahn, 258 seq. In Philadelphia he preaches, not in a church, but in a large assembly of Christians; in Smyrna he has intercourse with the Christians there and with messengers of other churches
City - 74) enumerates them as follows: Scythopolis, Hippos, Gadara, Dion, Pella, Gerasa, Philadelphia, Canatha, and, with less probability, Damascus and Raphana
Alexandria - Philadelphus left his mark on Palestine in the cities of Philadelphia (= Rabbath-ammon, Deuteronomy 3:11 ), Ptolemais ( Acts 21:7 = Acco, Judges 1:31 ), Philoteria, etc
Jordan - It rises near ‘Amman (Philadelphia), describes a semicircle, and flows into the Jordan at a point about equidistant from the two seas
Revelation, the - Philadelphia. The historical development of the church may be said to close with Thyatira; and Philadelphia represents in the latter times of the church's history on earth faithfulness to the Lord Himself, on the part of those who are seeking to stand morally in the truth of the church
Games - Gerasa, Philadelphia, and elsewhere (G
Ammonites - Polybius informs us, that Antiochus the Great took Rabboth, or Philadelphia, the capital of the Ammonites, demolished the walls, and put a garrison into it, A
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - " Eleven brethren from the Church of Philadelphia suffered with Polycarp, but he is famous above them all; the very heathen venerate his name
Confession - In Revelation the condition of the churches varies widely, but it is only the Church of Philadelphia which sets the pattern of joyous confession coupled with active missionary zeal (Revelation 3:7 ff. Ignatius of Antioch, writing to the Philadelphians (ch
Palestine - Both before and after Persian domination, Gilead reached as far south as Rabbah (Philadelphia, modern Amman)
Paul - It possessed a splendid harbour, in which was concentrated the traffic of the sea which was then the highway of the nations; and as Liverpool has behind her the great towns of Lancashire, so had Ephesus behind and around her such cities as those mentioned along with her in the epistles to the churches in the book of Revelation, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea
Revelation, Theology of - 2-3, except Smyrna and Philadelphia)
Revelation of John, the - Smyrna and Philadelphia alone receive unmixed praise, as faithful in tribulation and rich in works of love
Judea - One of them, namely, Scythopolis, already described in the account of Samaria, was situated to the west of Jordan; but the other nine were all to the east of that river, namely, Gadara, or Kedar, a strong place on a hill, the capital of Peraea in the time of Josephus, about sixty stadia east from the sea of Tiberias, and much frequented for its hot baths: Hippos, sometimes called Susitha, thirty stadia northwest of Gadara; Dium, or Dion, of which the situation is unknown, but conjectured by D'Anville to have been about seven leagues eastward from Pella, a considerable town supplied with copious fountains, on the river Jabbok, fourteen miles south-east of Gadara, and celebrated as the place to which the Christians retired, by divine admonition, before the destruction of Jerusalem; Canatha, south-east of Caesarea, and between the Jordan and Mount Hermon; Garasa, afterward Jaras, three leagues north- east from the upper extremity of the sea of Tiberias, and much noted during the crusades; Rabbath-Ammon, the capital of the Ammonites, south-east of Ramoth, and near the source of the Jabbok, on the confines of Arabia, afterward called Philadelphia by Ptolemy Philadelphus, from whom it had received considerable improvements, of which the ruins are still visible; Abila, four leagues east from Gadara, in a fertile tract between the river Hieromax and Mount Gilead; and Capitolais, a town in Batanaea, five or six leagues east north-east of Gadara
Jesus Christ, Name And Titles of - Finally, in the letter to the angel presiding over the church at Philadelphia, Jesus is him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David" (Revelation 3:7 )
Physician - Pagel, Handbuch der Geschichte der Medizin, Jena, 1901-05; Roswell Park, An Epitome of the History of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1906; Max Neuburger, Geschichte der Medizin, Stuttgart, 1906; J
Palestine - of Jordan between it and the desert, except the territory of the free cities Poilu, Gadara, Philadelphia, was "Perea
Joram - Further south, also on the eastern bank, the Jordan receives the Zerka (blue river), the Yabbok of ancient times, which, after passing ‘Amman (Rabbath-Ammon, Philadelphia), describes an immense semi-circle towards the east, resumes its westward course, passes to the south of Jerash (Gerasa), and at last empties itself into the Jordan; the position of its mouth has considerably changed in the course of the centuries
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The supplementary paragraphs of the Martyrium Polycarpi state that Polycarp was the twelfth to suffer martyrdom at Smyrna, counting the Christians of Philadelphia, but that the martyrdom of Polycarp was the most memorable, ‘so that he is talked of even by the heathen in every place’ (xix
Papias - ’ This comes out more clearly in Ignatius, for instance in the warning, ‘Keep your flesh as a temple of God,’ in his letter to Philadelphia, which lay less than 50 miles from Hierapolis, on the main road to the coast
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - It may have been to provide the necessary victims for the wild beast shows that the Christians were sought for (some were brought from Philadelphia) and required to swear by the fortune of the emperor and offer sacrifice
Christ in the Early Church - 107, and are addressed to the Churches of Ephesus, Magnesia, Tralles, Rome, Philadelphia, Smyrna, and to Polycarp of Smyrna
Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - The simplest explanation how the Roman Church came to believe in its inspiration seems then to be that it had previously admitted the inspiration of its author that he held the position of a recognized prophet as in the East did Quadratus and Ammia of Philadelphia (Eus