Paul's first convert in Europe; she was a Gentile attracted to Judaism; possibly a freedwoman and a widow; she sold purple‐dyed cloth, and was sufficiently well‐off to give Paul and Silas hospitality at Philippi (Acts 16: 15, 40).
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