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Beroea (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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beroea
Beroea. Ancient city of Macedonia (a region now divided among Greece, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria), probably founded in the 5th century bc. The city was approximately 25 miles inland from the Aegean Sea on a scenic and fertile plain 600 feet high in the foothills north of the Olympian range. Conquered by
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,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Beroea
Beroea (bi-ree´uh), a Macedonian city located twenty-four miles inland from the Aegean Sea in the plain below Mount Bermion. Springs in the area gave the city its name, “place of many waters.” After leaving Thessalonica during the second journey, Paul and Silas probably traveled the main east-west Roman
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Beroea, Berea
BEROEA, BEREA. 1. The modern Verria, a city of S Macedonia probably founded in the 5th century bc. In NT times it was evidently a prosperous centre with a Jewish colony. When Paul and Silas were smuggled out of Thessalonica to avoid Jewish opposition (Acts 17:5–11), they withdrew to Beroea, 80 km away.
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.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Beroea
BEROEA A city in the Roman province of Macedonia in northern Greece, located east of Thessalonica; it is known today as Verria. Paul and Silas traveled to Beroea (Acts 17:10) after fleeing Thessalonica. They preached to great effect in Beroea, and a number of Jewish and Gentile converts were made. Hostile
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Beroea
BeroeaBeroea (be-reeʹuh; kjv: ‘Berea’), a Macedonian city located twenty-four miles inland from the Aegean Sea in the plain below Mt. Bermion. Springs in the area gave the city its name, ‘place of many waters.’ After leaving Thessalonica during the second journey, Paul and Silas probably traveled the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEROEA
BEROEA<be-re’-a> ([Βέροια, Beroia] or [Βέρροια, Berroia]):1. A town of southwestern Macedonia, in the district of Emathia. It lay at the foot of Mt. Bermius, on a tributary of the Haliacmon, and seems to have been an ancient town, though the date of its foundation is uncertain. A passage in Thucydides