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Bithynia
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bithynia
Bithynia (Βιθυνία, Bithynia). A region of northwest Asia Minor and part of the joint province Bithynia-Pontus under Roman rule.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bithynia (Place)
BITHYNIA (PLACE) [Gk Bithynia (Βιθυνια)]. A district of NW Asia Minor, which formed a kingdom in the Hellenistic period and subsequently a Roman province. It corresponds approximately to the modern Turkish prefectures of Kocaeli (Izmit), Adapazarɩ, Bolu, Bilecik, and Bursa, and is mentioned in Acts 16:7
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bithynia
Bithynia. Roman province located in the northwest corner of Asia Minor. The apostle Paul and Silas wanted to preach the gospel in Bithynia on Paul’s second missionary journey (c ad 50), but were prevented by the Holy Spirit from doing so (Acts 16:7). The apostle Peter may have ministered in Bithynia
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bithynia
Bithynia bi-thinˊē-ə [Gk. Bithynia]. The coastal province in northwestern Asia Minor on the Propontis and Black Sea. It adjoined Paphlogonia on the east and Mysia on the west and southwest. It was a mountainous area watered by the river Sangarius (modern Salcaria) with a fertile plain sloping toward
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bithynia
BITHYNIA Roman province located in the northwest corner of Asia Minor. The apostle Paul and Silas wanted to preach the gospel in Bithynia on Paul’s second missionary journey but were prevented by the Holy Spirit from doing so (Acts 16:7). The apostle Peter may have ministered in Bithynia and other provinces
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bithynia
Bithynia (bi-thin´ee-uh), a Roman province in northwest Asia Minor, the location of the Christian communities to which 1 Peter was written (1:1). The Roman province of Bithynia actually included the area that 1 Peter refers to separately as Pontus; the author of 1 Peter is usually assumed to be calling
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bithynia
BITHYNIA. A Roman province (after 74 b.c.) of NW Asia Minor situated near the Bosphorus and the Propontis (modern Sea of Marmara). It is mentioned only twice in the NT (Acts 16:7; 1 Pet 1:1). On his second missionary journey (c. a.d. 49–50) Paul was restrained from entering Bithynia by the “Spirit of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Bithynia
BITHYNIA. A territory on the Asiatic side of the Bosporus, bequeathed by its last king to the Romans in 74 bc and subsequently administered with Pontus as a single province. The area was partitioned between a number of flourishing Greek republics. It early attracted the attention of Paul (Acts 16:7),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bithynia
Bithynia (Gk. Bithynɩ́a)A mountainous region in northern Asia Minor, located on the Black (Euxine) Sea. The Hellenistic kingdom of Bithynia was bequeathed to Rome by King Nicomedes IV (74 b.c.e.) and, joined with the region to its east, became the Roman province of Bithynia-Pontus (ca. 63). Prusa, one
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bithynia
Bithynia [bĭ thĭnˊĭ ə] (Gk.Bithynia). A Roman province in the northwestern part of Asia Minor, on the coast of the Black Sea and adjacent to Paphlagonia in the east and Mysia toward the west and southwest. Its population was a mixture of Thracians, Thyni, and Bithyni.When on his second missionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bithynia
BITHYNIA A part of northwestern Asia Minor; by New Testament times it was a province in the Roman Empire. Bithynia was part of the wider province of Bithynia et Pontus, with the provincial capital at Nicomedia.On his second missionary journey Paul, accompanied by Timothy, hoped to visit Bithynia but
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bithynia
Bithyn´ia, a Roman province of Asia Minor. Mentioned only in Acts 16:7 and in 1 Pet. 1:1. The chief town of Bithynia was Nicæa, celebrated for the general Council of the Church held there in a.d. 325 against the Arian heresy.