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A city of ancient Macedon, in the northeast of present-day Greece, near the Aegean Sea. It was the site of Antony and Octavian's decisive defeat of Brutus and Cassius in 42 bc.

Phi·lip′pi·an (-lĭp′ē-ən) adj. & n.
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(Placename) of or relating to the ancient Macedonian city of Philippi
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Philippi
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Noun1.Philippian - a native or inhabitant of Philippi in ancient Macedonia
Macedonian - a native or inhabitant of Macedon
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The Cabinet also heard a report of the Prime Minister and head of the committee for the operation of the Southern Port in Port-Sudan, and got assured on correctness of the procedure for selecting the Philippian company to operate at the port through an international bid and after competition with 10 international companies, explaining that the Philippian is managing 28 ports around the world.
The Philippian church was a helpful and generous one.
He hypothesized that female worship of Artemis would therefore influence how women received Paul's letter to the Philippian church.
Every time I see you, my heart starts Philippian out.
Steinberg brings a diverse background that includes law, sales and customer service, along with multilingual skills in Philippian dialects Tagalog and Visaya.
MANyLA (CyHAN)- Turkish Olympiad and a culture festival, held jointly by Philippian Tourism Ministry and Turkish schools in Philippines, impressed the audience a lot with performances of the students.
He also expressed his expectation of the Philippian believers,
With this context in mind, many Pauline scholars believe the apostle is referring to Genesis 1--the passage that states all men and women are created in the "image and likeness of God"--and is telling his Philippian community not to let their "God-image" status stand in the way of their service to those around them.
Fee warns us against the dangers of `mirror-reading', and protests against those views which have seen the Philippian community as torn apart by internal strife.
Epaphroditos brought money to Paul from the Philippian Christians.
In light of the dramatic introduction of the mission to Macedonia and the unusual detail in the Philippian episode, Pilhofer cheerily endorses William Ramsay's speculation that Luke himself is the [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] of Acts 16:9, a Greek-speaking resident of Philippi.
This well-presented work on the social and political setting of Paul's relationship with the Philippian Church began life as a 1993 Frankfurt dissertation under the direction of Dieter Georgi.