a good journey, a female member of the church at Philippi. She was one who laboured much with Paul in the gospel. He exhorts her to be of one mind with Syntyche (Php 4:2). From this it seems they had been at variance with each other.
EUODIAS, rather, Euodia. A Christian woman, perhaps a deaconess or one of influence at Philippi (Ac 17:12). See Php 4:2-3, "I beseech Euodia, and beseech Syntyche (he beseeches each separately), that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And ('yea' in the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts) I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help them (i.e. cooperate with, or as Alford, help toward the reconciliation of, Euodia and Syntyche) inasmuch as they labored with me in the gospel."
At Philippi women were the first hearers of the gospel, and Lydia the first convert. The coincidence marks genuineness, that in the Epistle to the Philippians alone instructions are given to women who labored with Paul in the gospel, not without danger (Ac 16:13,19-20; Php 1:28). Euodia and Syntyche were two of "the women who resorted to the river side, where prayer was wont to be made." Being early converted, they would naturally take a leading part in teaching the gospel to other women, in a private sphere of labor (1Ti 2:11-12).
A Christian woman at Philippi who is exhorted with Syntyche to be "of the same mind in the Lord." Php 4:2.