top of page

January 9th, 2014

Philippi was a significant city in the history of the Roman Empire. Two major battles occurred in the nearby plain: 42BCE when Octavian (later named Caesar Augustus) and Mark Anthony defeated Cassius and Brutus (the assassins of Julius Caesar); and 30BCE when Octavian defeated Mark Anthony. Following each victory Philippi was given increased prominence. Philippian daily life became a fusion of Roman and Greek culture. By the time of Paul’s first visit in 49CE, Philippi was a political centre located on an important route between Rome and the eastern part of the Empire. The prominence of women in Paul’s relationship with the Philippian church infers that women had a significant role in Philippian public life in general.

Read Acts 16.

What grabs your attention about Paul’s initial interaction with the people of Philippi and the establishment of the church?

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Philippians – Trust Your Identity in Christ

Paul finishes his letter to his friends in Philippi with one more encouragement to live the gospel life. The letter contains Paul’s conventional greetings, but first Paul concludes the exhortation tha

Philippians – A Proper Relationship with Opposition

In chapter 3 Paul reflects on his Christian transformation. Paul demonstrates the contrast between his pre-Christian self and his faith in Jesus, in order to demonstrate the conflict between the churc

Philippians – Following the Example of Jesus

Paul has set his life as a paradigm for the Philippian church to emulate. If the church is going to stand firm in the midst of a culture to which it is the alternative, then unity will need to be one

Comments


bottom of page