Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Italian Archaeologists Say They Have Found the Apostle Philip’s Tomb

Peter Paul Rubens: St. Philip (ca 1611), at the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Italian archaeologists say they have found the tomb of Philip, who was one of Jesus’ twelve apostles, in Hierapolis in south western Turkey.

Francesco D’Andria and his excavation team found the tomb under 50 metres (150 feet) from a Byzantine church traditionally dedicated to Philip. Professor D’ Andria is publishing their discovery in the July/August 2011 issue of Biblical Archeology Review.

While they cannot be absolutely sure that the tomb is Philip’s, the discovery nonetheless supports the view that the Bible describes real details, real people and real history.


Apostle Philip’s Tomb Found in Turkey. Biblical Archaeology Society. 28 July 2011.