Pergamos to Philip
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Height, elevation, fortified
Strong's #G4010

Pergamos was located in the far western part of the Asia Minor Roman province of Asia. The church at Permagos is one of Revelation's seven churches who garnered spiritual correction directly from Jesus Christ.

Please see our article on Pergamos.

Revelation 1:11, 2:12

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Inhabitant of the open country, belonging to a village
Strong's #H6522

The Perizzites were one of the many peoples who opposed the children of Israel taking control of Canaan.

Genesis 15:20, 34:30, Exodus 3:8, 17, 23:23, Deuteronomy 7:1, 20:17, Joshua 3:10, 12:8, 17:15, 24:11, Judges 1:4 - 5, 3:5, 1Kings 9:20, 2Chronicles 8:7, Ezra 9:1, Nehemiah 9:8

Pure, splendid
Strong's #H6539

Conquering the Medes in 549 B.C. and the Babylonians in 539, the Persian (Medo-Persian) empire is considered the most powerful of the ancient empires. At its peak, it controlled more than 2.9 million square miles (7.5 million square kilometers) of land and spanned three continents (Asia, Africa and Europe).

Read our dedicated article on this topic.

2Chronicles 36:20 - 23, Ezra 1:1 - 8, 3:7, 4:3 - 24, 6:14, 7:1, 9:9, Esther 1:3, 14, 18, 10:2, Ezekiel 27:10, 38:5, Daniel 8:20, 10:1, 13, 20, 11:2

A Persian woman
Strong's #G4069

Persis was an important woman in Rome greeted by the Apostle Paul in the last chapter of Romans. The apostle stated she was greatly beloved and had worked hard to serve fellow Christians.

Romans 16:12

Peter (Simon Peter)
A stone
Strong's #G4074

Peter, the brother of Andrew, was the third person Jesus personally called to be one of his disciples. Both he and his brother Andrew, who lived in Bethsaida (John 1:44), worked together as fishermen (Matthew 4:18 - 20, Mark 1:16 - 18). At the time of his calling Peter, whose original name was Simon, was married (Mark 1:29 - 31).

Peter was one of only three witnesses to Jesus' transfiguration (the other two being James and John, Matthew 17). He also walked on water with Jesus (Matthew 14) and denied him three times just before the crucifixion (Matthew 26). He wrote two books that were included in the New Testament.

Matthew 4, 8, 10, Mark 3, 5, 8, 9, etc., Galatians 1:18, 2:7 - 14, 1Corinthians 1:12, 3:22, 9:5, 15:5, 1Peter 1:1, 2Peter 1:1, 3:15 - 16

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Freed by Jehovah, Jah has opened
Strong's #H6611

Four Old Testament men were named Pethahiah, three of which were Levitical priests.

1Chronicles 24:16, Ezra 10:23, Nehemiah 9:5, 11:24

Strong's #H6557

Genesis 38:29, 46:12, Numbers 26:20 - 21, Ruth 4:12, 18, 1Chronicles 2:4 - 5, 4:1, 9:4

A (religious) separatist
Strong's #G5330

The Pharisees were one of the most influential religious groups during the New Testament period. Their most respected teacher, Gamaliel, taught the young Saul (Paul) who grew to be a zealous Pharisees and persecutor of the early church.

Read our dedicated article on the Pharisees.

Matthew 3:7, 5:20, 9:11, 34, 12:2 - 38, 15:1 - 12, 16:1 - 12, 19:3, 21:45, 22:15 - 41, 23:2 - 26, etc.

Rushing, rapid, swift
Strong's #H6554

Pharpar, along with the Abana, were two Biblical rivers near Damascus. The Pharpar river begins near Mount Hermon then travels eastward toward Damascus to flow roughly ten miles south of the city.

2Kings 5:12

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Phebe (Phoebe)
Radiant, bright
Strong's #G5402

Phoebe is spelled Phebe in the King James New Testament.

Phoebe was a female leader in the Christian church at Cenchrea. Paul commends her help not only to him but also to the rest of the church.

Romans 16:1 - 2

Brotherly love
Strong's #G5359

The city of Philadelphia was located in the far western part of the Asia Minor Roman province of Asia. The church, one of the seven mentioned in Revelation, receives a spiritual assessment directly from Jesus Christ.

Please see our article on Philadelphia.

Revelation 1:11, 3:7

One who kisses, friendly
Strong's #G5371

Philemon was a Christian living in Colosse who was a friend and helper of Paul. Every Sabbath he hosted a house church where believers came together to worship God and discuss Scripture (Philemon 1:2).

Philemon 1:1

Amiable, beloved
Strong's #G5372

Philetus was a false teacher who, along with Hymenseus, promoted the heretical belief that the resurrection from the dead had already took place. According to one Biblical commentary, this teaching was a Gnostic heresy held by the Nicolaitans. Paul felt it necessary to warn his friend Timothy, in his last letter, to be wary of such false doctrines.

2Timothy 2:17 - 18

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Lover (fond) of horses
Strong's #G5376

Two Philips are mentioned in the New Testament. The first was one of the twelve apostles. The second, also known as Philip the Evangelist, was one of the leaders of the early New Testament church. Please visit the links below for more information.

Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:14, John 1:43 - 50, 6:5 - 7, 12:20 - 22, 14:8 - 13, Acts 1:13, 21:8

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