Apphia

Apphia [N] [H] [S]

increasing, a female Christian at Colosse ( Philemon 1:2 ), supposed by some to have been the wife of Philemon.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Apphia". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Apphia [N] [E] [S]

productive; fruitful
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Apphia'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Apphia [N] [E] [H]

(fruitful ) a Christian woman addressed jointly with Philemon and Archippus in Phil. 2; apparently a member of Philemons household, and not improbably his wife. (A.D. 57)


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Apphia'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

APPHIA

af'-i-a, ap'-fi-a (Apphia, dative case of Apphia; in Philemon 1:2, though Apphia, Amphia, and Appia, also occur):

A Christian of Colosse, probably the wife of Philemon; certainly a member of his household, greeted as "the sister" the Revised Version, margin. In the Greek church, November 22 is sacred to her memory. It has been supposed, since this epistle concerns one household exclusively, that Apphia was Philemon's wife and the mother or sister of Archippus (which see). She was stoned to death with Philemon, Onesimus, and Archippus in the reign of Nero. (See Lightfoot, Col., 372.)


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'APPHIA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.