The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Antioch (Place)
ANTIOCH (PLACE) [Gk Antiocheia (Ἀντιοχεια)]. A number of cities built by various Seleucid kings bore the name “Antioch.” The two that had the most important impact on the peoples of the Bible were the Antioch in Pisidia (south central Turkey) and the Antioch on the Orontes River in Turkey near the modern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ANTIOCH. Sixteen Antiochs were established by Seleucus Nicator, founder of the Seleucid Empire in 312 (or 306) b.c. in honor of his father, Antiochus. Only two of these are mentioned in the NT: one in Syria, the other in Pisidia.1. Antioch in Syria, the capital, was one of five Antiochs in Syria alone.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Antioch (Gk. Antiócheia)1. Antioch toward Pisidia. A city in the southern part of the Roman province called Galatia, in the central part of modern Turkey. More precisely it was actually located in Phrygia, a district in southern Galatia bordering on the northern boundary of the district of Pisidia.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Antioch [ănˊtĭ ŏk] (Gk. Antiocheia). The name of several cities in antiquity.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ANTIOCH One of the most prominent cities in the Roman Empire, first built in 300 b.c. by Seleucus I Nicator on the Orontes River in Syria and named after his father Antiochus (see Seleucids). Located some seventeen miles from the sea, the city was supported by the port city of Seleucia Pieria.Antioch
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Antioch. In size and importance, Antioch in Syria was the third city of the Roman Empire. As appears from Acts, a Christian community existed there from almost the earliest days, and it was here that the disciples of Christ were first called ‘Christians’ (Acts 11:26). Acc. to tradition, the first bishop
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
An´tioch (from Antiochus).1. In Syria. The capital of the Greek kings of Syria, and afterwards the residence of the Roman governors of the province which bore the same name.Antioch in Syria.Situation.—This metropolis was situated where the chain of Lebanon, running northward, and the chain of Taurus,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
AN´TIOCH (anʹti-ok, from Antiochus, a Syrian king).1. In Syria, on the left bank of the Orontes, 16½ miles from the Mediterranean and three hundred miles N of Jerusalem, between the Lebanon and Taurus mountain ranges. It was founded about 300 b.c. by Seleucus Nicator and called Epidaphne (near Daphne),
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Antioch(1.) In Syria, on the river Orontes, about 16 miles from the Mediterranean, and some 300 miles north of Jerusalem. It was the metropolis of Syria, and afterwards became the capital of the Roman province in Asia. It ranked third, after Rome and Alexandria, in point of importance, of the cities
A Catholic Dictionary
antioch. The city in which the disciples of our Lord were first called Christians. It was the chief centre of the Gentile Church, and here the chief apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul, and other apostolic men, such as St. Barnabas, laboured. Besides this, Antioch had a title to special pre-eminence in
Compton’s Encyclopedia
AntiochAntioch, TurkeyEncyclopædia Britannica, Inc.Ancient Antioch was called the “queen of the East.” The modern town, called Antakya, is a small trading center in the southern part of the country, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the Mediterranean Sea coast.The town has soap
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Antioch.—Name of two cities mentioned in the New Testament. The first in importance is situated on the river Orontes, and was the metropolis of all Syria. It was founded by Seleucus Nicanor and named after his father Antiochus. It was a noted city at an early day. Cicero says it was opulent and abounding