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Alexandria
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Greek economic and commercial center founded by Alexander the Great. Established in 331 bc on the western edge of the Nile Delta. Made the capital of Ptolemaic Egypt under Ptolemy I (ca. 323–283 bc). Remained the capital of Egypt until it was conquered by Arab forces in ad 641 and moved to the south at Fustat. Alexandria was an important cultural and academic center of the Greek world. It had a large Jewish population and later a Christian population. The city itself occurs in the Bible only in passing reference to people and ships coming from there.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Alexandria
Alexandria (Ἀλεξάνδρεια, Alexandreia). Greek economic and commercial center founded by Alexander the Great. Established in 331 bc on the western edge of the Nile Delta. Made the capital of Ptolemaic Egypt under Ptolemy I (ca. 323–283 bc). Remained the capital of Egypt until it was conquered by Arab forces
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Alexandria (Place)
ALEXANDRIA (PLACE) [Gk Alexandreia (Ἀλεξανδρεια)]. This article will focus mainly on the archeological evidence for the Jewish community in Alexandria up to 117 c.e. and for Christianity before Constantine.A. History1. The Jewish Community2. The Christian CommunityB. TopographyC. Jewish Papyri
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Alexandria
Alexandria. Egyptian city established by Alexander the Great in 331 bc. Alexandria was the capital city of Egypt through the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and next to Rome was the most important city in the ancient world. It was built at the western edge of the Nile River delta on a peninsula between
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA Egyptian city established by Alexander the Great in 331 bc. Alexandria was the capital city of Egypt through the Hellenistic and Roman periods and, next to Rome, was the most important city in the ancient world. It was built at the western edge of the Nile River delta on a peninsula between
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Alexandria
Alexandria (al´ig-zan´dree-uh), a city on the Mediterranean coast in Egypt near the Nile Delta founded in 332 bce by Alexander the Great; under Ptolemy, his successor, it became Egypt’s capital. Alexandria was one of the largest cities of the Hellenistic world, a major shipping port (Acts 27:6; 28:11)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA. An important Gr. city founded by Alexander the Great in 332 b.c. and built around a small Egyptian town called Rakote, dating back to 1300 b.c. It is located near the point where the western branch of the Nile empties into the Mediterranean. With two spacious harbors, it became a famous commercial
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Alexandria
Alexandria (Gk. Alexandria)A seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Western Delta at the mouth of a branch of the Nile River. The site is ca. 210 km. (130 mi.) N of Cairo, set on a slight elevation between Lake Mareotis on the south and the Sea on the north and west. This location was selected by
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Alexandria
Alexandria [ălˊik zănˊdrə] (Gk. Alexandria). † A city founded by Alexander the Great (331 B.C.), at the conclusion of his conquest of the western part of the Persian Empire, in an effort to unite, culturally and politically, the ancient kingdom of the pharaohs with his envisioned Hellenistic world
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA A city in Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great in 332–331 bc after the conquest of Egypt. The city was built on the site of a small Egyptian village, Rhakotis, in which the pharaohs of Egypt settled Greek mercenaries and merchants. It is situated to the west of the Canopic arm of the Nile,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA A city of Egypt founded by Alexander the Great in 331 b.c. The city was established on the Mediterranean near Lake Mareotis on the site of the native Egyptian village of Rhakotis. Following the death of Alexander in 323 b.c., Egypt fell under the authority of the Macedonian general Ptolemy,