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An ancient city on the east coast of the Aegean Sea in the Roman province of Mysia in Anatolia. Mentioned in Acts 20:13–14 in the context of Paul’s third missionary journey.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ASSOS (PLACE) [Gk Assos (Ἀσσος)]. Port city of Assos located in NW Anatolia in the region known as the Troad just N of the island of Lesbos (39°28’ N; 26°21’ E). In the final stages of the 3d missionary journey Paul went by himself from Alexandria Troas to Assos (cf. Acts 20:5–6 with Acts 20:13), where
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Assos. Seaport of Mysia in the Roman province of Asia (Minor). The apostle Paul and Luke were reunited in Assos after Paul’s journey by land from Troas (Acts 20:13, 14). The Roman writer Pliny identified the town as having been founded by the kings of Pergamum and called Apollonia. Assos was located
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Assos asʹos [GK. Assos]. An ancient city of Mysia in the Roman province of Asia at which Paul and Luke rested while on their way from Troas to Mitylene (Acts 20:13).Assos, or Assus, as it is also spelled, stood on a volcanic hill some 700 ft (215 m) in altitude. Since it was located on on the Gulf
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ASSOS Seaport of Mysia in the Roman province of Asia (Minor). The apostle Paul and Luke were reunited in Assos after Paul’s journey by land from Troas (Acts 20:13–14). The Roman writer Pliny identified the town as having been founded by the kings of Pergamum and called Apollonia. Assos was located on
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ASSOS. Referred to once in the NT (Acts 20:13–14) in connection with the final stages of Paul’s third missionary journey. On leaving Troas, the companions of Paul travelled by ship around Cape Lectum, sailed between the island of Lesbos and the mainland, and took Paul on board at Assos (a distance of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ASSOS. A seaport of NW Asia Minor, at the modern Behram Köy on the S coast of the Troad, directly opposite the island of Lesbos. The city was built on a commanding cone of rock over 230 m high and impressive remains survive of its superb 4th-century-bc fortifications. The shore below is sheltered from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Assos (Gk. Ássos)A strategic city on the Gulf of Adramyttium, on the east coast of the Aegean Sea, in Mysia. The city’s defenses included natural and artificial terraced cliffs that rose 215 m. (700 ft.) above sea level, complemented by a wall 3.2 km. (2 mi.) long and 19.8 m. (65 ft.) high. Various
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Assos [ăsˊŏs] (Gk. Assos). A city built on a volcanic cone on the Gulf of Adramyttium, north of the island of Lesbos off the coast of Asia Minor. Sending his companions ahead by boat around Cape Lectum, Paul took the road from Troas to Assos, a distance of about 32 km. (20 mi.). Because the trip
Catholic Bible Dictionary