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Aleppo
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city in northern Syria between the Orontes and Euphrates rivers. Today it is known as Aleppo.Menelaus the ex-high priest was executed by order of Antiochus Eupator in Beroea. According to local custom, he was cast from a tower 50 cubits high into a bed of ashes (2 Macc 13:3–7).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beroea of Syria
Beroea of Syria (Βερωια, Berōia). A city in northern Syria between the Orontes and Euphrates rivers. Today it is known as Aleppo.Menelaus the ex-high priest was executed by order of Antiochus Eupator in Beroea. According to local custom, he was cast from a tower 50 cubits high into a bed of ashes (2
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Berea (Place)
BEREA (PLACE) [Gk Beréa (Βερέα)]. Var. BEROEA. 1. A Macedonian town on the Egnatian Way (40°31´N; 22°14´E) which Paul and Silas visited (Acts 17:10–15). Beroea, “a place of many waters,” is located near natural springs, 24 miles inland from the Gulf of Thermai, just below Mt. Bermius. The abundance
Beroea (Place)
BEROEA (PLACE) [Gk Berōia (Βερωια)]. Var. BEREA. 1. A city (modern Verria) located in the SW section of the Roman province of Macedonia (40°31´N; 22°14´E—in modern Greece) in the district of Emathia (Ptolemy 3.12). It is located near the base of Mount Bermius (Strabo 7.26) along a tributary of the Haliacmon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Allepo
2. The city of Aleppo in northern Syria between the Orontes and the Euphrates rivers. It was renamed Beroea, after the Macedonian city, by Seleucus Nicator (312–280 b.c.). It is mentioned in 2 Mac. 13:3ff. as the site of the execution of Menelaus, the former high priest, by order of Antiochus Eupator,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beroea
Beroea (Gk. Béroia, Bérroia)1. A Macedonian city in the foothills of Mt. Bermion, 80 km. (50 mi.) W of Thessalonica. The Via Egnatia passed by several kilometers to the north. Under the Romans it became the headquarters of the Macedonian confederation (koinón) and was the seat of the imperial cult.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Aleppo
AleppoThe principal modern city of northern Syria, Aleppo was the chief marketplace of the Middle East during the 16th century. The city lies at an altitude of 1,279 feet (390 meters) and is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from both the Mediterranean Sea and the Euphrates River.Aleppo is an ancient
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Halab
Halab(Aleppo, Berroia). Second-largest city in Syria, episcopal seat in Syria I, midway on the road from Antioch to Hierapolis (→ Manbij) in northwestern Syria (see map 15, L1). In late antiquity the city inherited the Hippodamian plan established by Seleukos Nikator, the Macedonian founder of the colony.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Aleppo
ALEPPO (Beroea). Caravan city of N *Syria, situated in the province of Syria on the road from the Euphrates to the Mediterranean. With *Damascus, Aleppo is one of the oldest cities known to us. It is mentioned in the Ebla texts. From the archives of Mari and Alalakh we learn that already in the 18th
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BEROEA
BEROEA bi-ree´uh [Βέροια Beroia, Βέρροια Berroia]. 1. Modern Verria, a city in southwestern Macedonia on the river Astraeus “at the roots of Mount Bermius” (Strabo, Geogr. 7, frag. 26). First to surrender to the Romans after their victory at Pydna (168 bce), it became the seat of the Macedonian koinon
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