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Bible Names A-G: Archippus




Archippus in Easton's Bible Dictionary master of the horse, a "fellow-soldier" of Paul's (Philemon 1:2), whom he exhorts to renewed activity (Col. 4:17). He was a member of Philemon's family, probably his son.

Archippus in Fausset's Bible Dictionary A Christian minister at Colossae, whom Paul calls "our fellow soldier," namely, in the Christian warfare (2 Timothy 2:3). A member of Philemon's family, possibly his son, whence Paul includes him in the same salutation with Philemon and Apphia, and the church in Philemon's house (Philemon 1:2). In both the Epistle to the Colossians (Colossians 4:17) and that to Philemon (which accompanied it) Archippus is mentioned. The Colossians are charged," Say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill (make full proof of) it." Probably a self sparing and less zealous spirit betrayed itself in Archippus. Laymen may admonish clergy of their duty, when scriptural faithfulness requires it and they admonish in meekness. Martyred, according to tradition, at Chonse, near Laodicea. Archippus with some reason is supposed to be the angel of Laodicea, whom the Lord, like Paul, reproves (Revelation 3:14-21).

Archippus in Hitchcock's Bible Names a master of horses

Archippus in Naves Topical Bible A disciple at Colossae Col 4:17; Phm 1:2

Archippus in Smiths Bible Dictionary (master of the horse), a Christian teacher in Colossae, Col 4:17 called by St. Paul his "fellow soldier," Phil 2. He was probably a member of Philemon's family. (A.D. 62.)

Archippus in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ar-kip'-us (Archippos): Addressed by Paul in his letter to Philem, as "our fellow-soldier"; probably a member of Philem's family circle, holding some official position in the church (Col 4:17; Philem 1:2). See APPHIA. The tradition that he was one of the seventy disciples, became bishop of Laodicea and later became a martyr, seems to have little historical foundation.

Archippus in Wikipedia (Greek for "master of the horse") was an early Christian believer mentioned briefly in the New Testament epistles of Philemon and Colossians. Role in the New Testament In Paul's letter to Philemon (Philemon 1:2 ), Archippus is named once alongside Philemon and Apphia as a host of the church, and a "fellow soldier." In Colossians 4:17 (ascribed to Paul), the church is instructed to tell Archippus to "Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it." Role in tradition According to the 4th century Apostolic Constitutions (7.46), Archippus was the first bishop of Laodicea in Phrygia (now part of Turkey). Another tradition states that he was one of the 72 disciples appointed by Jesus Christ in Luke 10:1 . The Roman Catholic Church observes a feast day for Saint Archippus on March 20.

Archippus Scripture - Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

Archippus Scripture - Philemon 1:2 And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:

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