Height, elevation, fortified
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.
Revelation 1:11, 2:12
Inhabitant of the open country, belonging to a village
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
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).
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
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.
Peter (Simon Peter)
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
Freed by Jehovah, Jah has opened
Four Old Testament men were named Pethahiah, three of which were Levitical priests.
1Chronicles 24:16, Ezra 10:23, Nehemiah 9:5, 11:24
Genesis 38:29, 46:12, Numbers 26:20 - 21, Ruth 4:12, 18, 1Chronicles 2:4 - 5, 4:1, 9:4
A (religious) separatist
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Revelation 1:11, 3:7
One who kisses, friendly
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).
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
Lover (fond) of horses
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