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What Is Philia?

Philia Love in the Bible


Philia Love - Brotherly Love
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Definition: Philia means close friendship or brotherly love in Greek. It is one of the four types of love in the Bible.

Philia and other forms of this Greek noun are found throughout the New Testament. Christians are frequently exhorted to love their fellow Christians:

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Romans 12:10 ESV)

Pronunciation: FILL-ee-uh


Philia describes the benevolent, kindly love practiced by early Quakers.

Other Types of Love in the Bible

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