John 1:44

44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.

Read John 1:44 Using Other Translations

Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown.

What does John 1:44 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 1:44

Now Philip was of Bethsaida
A town on the lake of Gennesaret, afterwards made a city by Philip the tetrarch, and called Julias, after the name of Caesar's daughter F13: it was a fishing town, and had its name from thence; and the disciples that were of it, were of this business:

the city of Andrew and Peter;
or "Simon", as read the Syriac and Persic versions: three apostles were called out of this place, as mean, and wicked, as it was; see ( Matthew 11:21 ) ; which was no small honour to it: it is a saying of the Jews F14, that

``a man's place (his native place) does not honour him, but a man honours his place.''

This was the case here.


F13 Joseph. Antiqu. l. 18. c. 3.
F14 T. Bab. Taanith, fol. 21. 2.
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