Syn'tyche (Συντύχη, with Fate), a female member of the Church of Philippi; mentioned (Php 4:2-3) along with another named Euodias (or rather Euodia). A.D. 57. To what has been said under the latter head the following may be added: The apostle's injunction to these two women is that they should live in harmony with each other, from which we infer that they had, more or less, failed in this respect. Such harmony was doubly important if they held office as deaconesses in the Church, and it is highly probable that this was the case. They had afforded to Paul active co- operation under difficult circumstances (ἐν τῷ εὐαγγελίῳ συνήθλησάν μοι, ver. 3), and perhaps there were at Philippi other women of the same class (αἵτινες, ibid.). At all events, this passage is an illustration of what the Gospel did for women, and women for the Gospel, in the apos-' tolic times; and it is the more interesting as having reference to that Church which was the first founded by Paul in Europe, and the first member of which was Lydia. Some thoughts on this subject will be found in Rilliet, Comm. sur l'Epitre aux Philipp. p. 311-314.

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