Tomb of Jesus’ Apostle Philip Found In Groundbreaking Discovery

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The tomb of the Apostle Philip was found in Turkey at a major Christian site called Hierapolis.

Philip the Apostle was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ. He was martyred by being crucified upside-down.

In the New Testament, Philip is known for being a faithful follower of Jesus and for his work in spreading the gospel.

He preached the Gospel in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia.

Philip played a role in the feeding of the 5,000. When Jesus asked Philip how they could feed such a large crowd, Philip said, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread would not be enough for each one to have a little.” But Jesus performed a miracle and fed the entire crowd with just a few loaves of bread and fish.

“The tomb wasn’t discovered at the center of the octagonal hilltop martyrium as long expected,” the report noted.

The tomb was discovered in a newly excavated church about 40 yards away. A first-century Roman tomb was located at the center of the new church.

“The remains of the apostle Philip are no longer in the tomb,” the report added.

Philip was born in Bethsaida, a town on the Sea of Galilee. He was a fisherman by trade, and he was also a follower of John the Baptist. When John the Baptist pointed out Jesus as the Lamb of God, Philip followed Jesus.

Philip was instrumental in bringing Nathanael (also known as Bartholomew) to Jesus.

After the resurrection of Jesus, Philip preached the gospel in Greece, Syria, and Phrygia. He is said to have been martyred by being crucified upside-down.

Philip is remembered as a faithful follower of Jesus, and as a missionary who spread the gospel to many people. He is also known for his willingness to share his faith with others, even when they were skeptical.

Philip the Apostle is a model of faith and obedience. He was willing to follow Jesus even when he didn’t understand everything.

He was also willing to share his faith with others, even when they were skeptical. Philip’s example can inspire us to be faithful followers of Jesus and to share our faith with others.

Philip’s relics were “very likely moved from Hierapolis to Constantinople at the end of the sixth century and then possibly taken to Rome and placed in the newly dedicated Church of St. Philip and St. John (now the Church of the Holy Apostles).”

“This new discovery also sheds light on the wonderful imagery of the rare sixth-century bronze bread stamp from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that we published in our article about Philip’s Martyrium,” the report said.

“The structures on either side of the saint can now be identified as the domed martyrium (on the right) and the new Byzantine basilical church containing the tomb of the apostle Philip (on the left), both of which were important Christian sites in Turkey.”