Philip's Daughters

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Acts 21.8-.9

After leaving the ship at Caesarea, Paul and his party stay at the home of Philip the evangelist. According to this passage, Philip had four unmarried daughters who were prophetesses. This is the only reference in the New Testament to Philip’s daughters.

However, Eusebius, a Christian historian writing in the third century, quotes Papias, a Christian leader of the early second century, as stating that Philip’s daughters were still alive in his time. According to Papias, people would journey to visit them, to listen to their stories about the early church. (3)

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