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Antioch (of Syria)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Capital of Syria during both Seleucid and Roman imperial rule. Modern-day Antakya on the border of Turkey and Syria. A significant city for the spread of Christianity in the first century.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Antioch of Syria
Antioch of Syria (Ἀντιόχεια τῆς Συρίας, Antiocheia tēs Syrias). Capital of Syria during both Seleucid and Roman imperial rule. Modern-day Antakya on the border of Turkey and Syria. A significant city for the spread of Christianity in the first century.
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Antioch of Syria
Antioch of Syria. Principal city among 16 others of the same name built about 300 bc by the Syrian emperor Seleucus I in honor of his father Antiochus. This Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey) occupies a fertile plain in a western bend of the Orontes River that terminates in the Mediterranean Sea. In ancient
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Antioch (Syrian)
Antioch (Syrian) A city in ancient Syria (now Antakya, Turkey), founded by Seleucus I Nicator (300 b.c.) and named for his father Antiochus. It became the western capital of the Seleucid empire. The city enjoyed a beautiful site and an abundant supply of water from the springs of the suburb Daphne, 5
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Antioch of Syria
ANTIOCH OF SYRIA Principal city among 16 others of the same name built about 300 bc by the Syrian emperor Seleucus I in honor of his father Antiochus. This Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey) occupies a fertile plain in a western bend of the Orontes River that terminates in the Mediterranean Sea. In ancient
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Antioch
Antioch (an´tee-ok), a city in what is now Turkey founded by Seleucus Nicator in 300 bce and conquered by Rome in 64 bce. Located on the Orontes River in the northwestern corner of the Roman province of Syria, it was the province’s capital, the third largest city of the empire, a center of Greek culture,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Antioch
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.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Antioch (Syrian)
ANTIOCH (SYRIAN) Antioch on the Orontes, now Antakya in SE Turkey, some 500 km N of Jerusalem, was founded c. 300 bc by Seleucus I Nicator after his victory over Antigonus at Issus (310 bc). It was the most famous of sixteen Antiochs established by Seleucus in honour of his father. Built at the foot
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Antioch
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
Antioch [ănˊtĭ ŏk] (Gk. Antiocheia). The name of several cities in antiquity.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Antioch-On-The-Orontes
ANTIOCH-ON-THE-ORONTES The capital of Seleucid Syria, modern Antakija, about 16 miles from the sea. The city was built almost entirely on the left bank of the Orontes, on an island in the river, and extended along the foot of Mount Silpius, roughly parallel to the river. Daphne, a suburb 5 miles to the
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Antioch on the Orontes
Antioch on the orontesAntioch of Syria, one of the principal cities of the Roman Empire, was the focal point of Christianity as it spread beyond the borders of Palestine to the Diaspora.When Paul first arrived in Antioch the city was bustling with activity and excitement, experiencing a time of rebuilding.
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