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A large inland province in Asia Minor between the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Mentioned twice in the Bible (Acts 2:9; 1 Pet 1:1).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CAPPADOCIA (PLACE). The great plateau which dominated central Asia Minor contrasted markedly with its surroundings. Flat, treeless, ringed by forested mountains, broiling in summer and gelid in winter, it constituted a land apart, difficult to reach but then easy to traverse. Its climatic extremes limited
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cappadocia. Plateau region of eastern Asia Minor intersected by mountain ranges. The name Cappadocia does not occur in the Hebrew OT. Passages that mention Caphtor or Caphtorim (Dt 2:23; Am 9:7), however, were rendered “Cappadocia” in the Septuagint (ancient Greek translation of the OT). A few scholars
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cappadocia kap-ə-dōshə [Gk. Kappadokia]. An extensive territory in eastern Asia Minor whose natural boundaries were the Taurus Mountains on the south and the upper Euphrates on the east. At one time it extended to the lower Halys and N to the Black Sea; but the Persians made a separate satrapy of Pontus
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CAPPADOCIA Plateau region of eastern Asia Minor intersected by mountain ranges. The name Cappadocia does not occur in the Hebrew OT. Passages that mention Caphtor or Caphtorim (Dt 2:23; Am 9:7), however, were rendered “Cappadocia” in the Septuagint (ancient Greek translation of the OT). A few scholars
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cappadocia (kap´uh-doh´shee-uh), an isolated interior region of eastern Asia Minor lying north of the Taurus Mountains, east of Lake Tatta, south of Pontus, and west of the Euphrates River. Although possessing urban centers—Mazaca/Caesarea and Tyana were the most important—much of Cappadocia remained
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CAPPADOCIA. An inland province of Asia Minor, bounded on the E by the Euphrates River, on the N by Pontus, on the W by Lycaonia, and on the S by the Taurus Mountains. It was a wild, barren, mountainous country, with the highest peak (Arqâeus) reaching 13, 100 feet. The earliest references to Cappadocia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CAPPADOCIA. A highland province, much of it around 900 m, in the E of Asia Minor, bounded on the S by the chain of Mt Taurus, E by the Euphrates and N by Pontus, but its actual limits are vague. It was constituted a Roman province by Tiberius, ad 17, on the death of Archelaus. In ad 70 Vespasian united
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cappadocia (Gk. Kappadokɩ́a)A rough, mountainous district in east central Asia Minor. Located N of Cilicia and the Tarsus Mountains, E of Phrygia and Galatia, and W of the Euphrates River, Cappadocia was renowned for raising horses, growing wheat, and producing wines. Because of its strategic mountain
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cappadocia [kăpˊə dōˊshə] (Gk. Kappadokia).† A region in eastern Asia Minor bounded by Galatia and Lycaonia on the west, Pontus on the north, Armenia on the east, and Cilicia and the Taurus mountains on the south. In ancient times major trade routes passed through this barren, mountainous territory,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cappado´cia, Cappado´cians (province of good horses), Acts 2:9; 1 Pet. 1:1, the largest province in ancient Asia Minor. Cappadocia is an elevated table-land intersected by mountain chains. It seems always to have been deficient in wood; but it was a good grain country, and particularly famous for grazing.