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Caria
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of several regions in Asia Minor to which the Roman consul Lucius wrote a letter of protection for the Jews in 139/38 bc (1 Maccabees 15:23).Caria was in southwest Asia Minor, bordered on the north by Lydia, on the east by Pisidia, and on the southeast by Lycia. It became part of the Roman province of Asia in 129 bc. While it is not mentioned by name in the New Testament, it was home to the cities of Miletus (Acts 20:15, 17; 2 Tim 4:20) and Cnidus (Acts 27:7).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Caria
Caria (Καρια, Karia). One of several regions in Asia Minor to which the Roman consul Lucius wrote a letter of protection for the Jews in 139/38 bc (1 Maccabees 15:23).Caria was in southwest Asia Minor, bordered on the north by Lydia, on the east by Pisidia, and on the southeast by Lycia. It became part
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Caria (Place)
CARIA (PLACE) [Gk Karia (Καρια)]. Rugged, mountainous region of southwest Asia Minor, bordered on the west by the Aegean Sea, the southwest by the Mediterranean Sea, along the Meander River by Lydia, and to the east by Phrygia and Lycia (1 Macc 15:23). Caria’s early political history was dominated by
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Caria
Caria kâr̀ē-ə [Gk. Karia]. A country in the southwest of Asia Minor extending on the north to Lydia, on the east to Phrygia, on the south to Lycia, and west to the Aegean Sea. Its borders, however, like those of most of the ancient countries of Asia Minor, were never definitely fixed; hence the difficulty
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Caria
CARIA Region in southwest Asia Minor. When Simon was high priest at Jerusalem, Lucius, the Roman consul, sent a letter to King Ptolemy (reigned 145–116 bc) concerning friendly relations between Rome and Simon. Along with other Greek states, Caria is listed as a recipient of the letter (1 Macc 15:23).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Caria
Caria (Gk. Karia)A region in southwest Asia Minor, bounded by Lydia on the north, Phrygia on the east, Lycia on the south, the Aegean Sea on the west, and the Mediterranean Sea on the southwest. The population of the coastal cities was Greek and the population of the interior would have considered themselves
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Caria
Caria [kârˊĭ ə] (Gk. Karia).† A region in southwest Asia Minor, bounded by Lydia on the north, Phrygia on the east, and Lycia on the south. Its main cities were Cnidus and Halicarnassus.Caria became subject to Croesus of Lydia ca. 540 B.C. and subsequently fell under the dominance of the Persian
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Caria
Ca´ria, the southern part of the region which in the New Testament is called Asia, and the southwestern part of the peninsula of Asia Minor. Acts 20:15; 27:7.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CARIA
CARIA<ka’-ri-a> ([Καρία, Karia]): A country in the Southwest of Asia Minor which extended on the North to Lydia, on the East to Phrygia, on the South to Lycia, and the West to the Aegean Sea. Its borders, however, like those of most of the ancient countries of Asia Minor, were never definitely fixed;
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Caria
Caʹri-a, the southern part of the region which in the New Testament is called Asia, and the south-western part of the peninsula of Asia Minor. The name does not occur in the Scriptures, but two of the cities of the province, Miletus and Cnidus, are mentioned (Acts 20:15; 27:7).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Caria
Caria kair′ee-uh (Καρία). A region in SW Asia Minor, a fertile area of genial climate cut off by coastal hills from the Aegean seaboard. The Carians, to judge from scant and elusive references in ancient writers, were once a notable people who exercised considerable sea power in the 8th cent. b.c. and
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Caria
Caria(also Karia). Ancient territory in southwestern Turkey (see map 10, A7). The traditional northern border of the territory is the Maeander River (Büyük Menderes), the southern border the Dalaman River (Indus), the western border (approx. 150 km as the crow flies) the Aegean littoral roughly from
Caria
CariaIn the large Christian basilica at → Aphrodisias, there survive significant sections of the geometric m. carpets ornamenting the west aisle of the building. In the northern part of this aisle, there is a → pattern of tangentially arranged, eight-pointed stars and octagons with a ring of small squares
Aphrodisias
Aphrodisias (Caria)(City in southwestern Turkey; see map 10, A6). A. developed starting in the late 2nd c. b.c. around the shrine of a female deity who had probably been worshiped for several millennia and who came to be identified with Venus/→ Aphrodite, for whom the new community was named. The shrine
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Caria
CARIA, kā′ri-a (Καρία, Karía): A country in the S.W. of Asia Minor which extended on the N. to Lydia, on the E. to Phrygia, on the S. to Lycia, and the W. to the Aegean Sea. Its borders, however, like those of most of the ancient countries of Asia Minor, were never definitely fixed; hence the difficulty