En Route to Macedonia - Into Philippi
The brethren departed from Troas to the Island of Samothracia. The next day they came to Neapolis, and then to Philippi. Philippi was a major city in that part of Macedonia. (Macedonia is essentially the area of northern Greece, and Achaia is southern Greece.) Philippi was a Roman “colony” which meant that the people
were exempted from certain taxes, and had the rights of Roman citizens. Paul himself was a Roman citizen which insured him special protection by the Roman government. Paul and his team remained in Philippi “many days” (cf. 16:18), and during this time the church of Philippi was formed.
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