Sunday, July 31, 2011

Philip's tomb found

The picture today is the famous painting by Rubens titled St. Philip, from Rubens'  Twelve Apostles series (c. 1611), and is on display at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain.


Who is he and why is it interesting and important that his tomb may have been found?

Well ---

Philip was one of the Disciples / Apostles of Jesus.

Tradition says that he was from the city of Bethsaida, the same hometown of Andrew and Peter.

Philip was also the Apostle who introduced Nathaniel to Jesus.

There are various traditions about his death - where and when.

But, according to recent reports, his tomb seemingly has been found.

To see the tomb and read about the find, HERE'S THE LINK