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Church at Berea
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also Berea. A city in southwestern Macedonia in the district of Emathia, about 45 miles west of Thessalonica. Paul and Silas fled there after the Jews drove them out of Thessalonica (Acts 17:10–14). It was the home of Sopater, who accompanied Paul to Jerusalem (Acts 20:4).Beroea is situated at the foot of Mount Bermius, on a tributary of the Haliacmon River. It was in existence by the fourth century bc, and Polybius mentions it twice (Histories 27.8; 28.8). After the battle of Pydba in 168 bc, Beroea surrendered to Rome and was subsequently placed in the third of the four regions into which Macedonia was divided (Livy, History of Rome 44.45; 45.29). The city is still in existence today, and known as Veria.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beroea of Macedonia
Beroea of Macedonia (Βέροια, Beroia). Also Berea. A city in southwestern Macedonia in the district of Emathia, about 45 miles west of Thessalonica. Paul and Silas fled there after the Jews drove them out of Thessalonica (Acts 17:10–14). It was the home of Sopater, who accompanied Paul to Jerusalem (Acts
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
Berea
Berea. 1. Place in Palestine north of Jerusalem, where the Syrian army camped before launching an attack that killed Judas Maccabeus in 161 bc (1 Mc 9:4). Its exact location is uncertain.2. Common spelling of Beroea (by numerous modern versions), a Macedonian city visited by Paul, in Acts 17:10, 13;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Berea (Place)
1. A place mentioned in 1 Macc. 9:4, whose location has not been identified with certainty. Two possibilities have been suggested: el-Bîreh, a city in Benjamin about 8 mi (13 km) N of Jerusalem; and Bir ez-Zait, a village about 13 mi (21 km) N of Jerusalem.See F.-M. Abel, RB, 33 (1924), 381–83; 55 (1948),
Berea (Place)
1. A city of southwestern Macedonia in the district of Emathia; modern Verria. Lying 40 mi (65 km) W of Thessalonica and 25 mi (40 km) from the Gulf of Thermai, Beroea was situated on a tributary on the Haliacmon at the foot of Mt. Bermius. It was called “a town off the beaten track” by Cicero (In Pisonem
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Berea
BEREA1. Place north of Jerusalem where the Syrian army camped before launching an attack that killed Judas Maccabeus in 161 bc (1 Macc 9:4).2. Ancient city of Macedonia (a region now divided among Greece, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria), probably founded in the fifth century bc. The city was approximately
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Berea
BEREA. A city of southern Macedonia in the district of Emathia (Ptolemy’s Geography, iii. 12). Strabo says distinctly that the “city Berea lies in the foothills of Mount Bermium” (Strabo Fragments, VII. 26; see the Loeb edition, Vol. 3, 351). The region about Berea was watered by the Haliacmon. A few
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
Berea
Berea (Gk. Berea)A place near Jerusalem, perhaps on the Nablus-Jerusalem road 16 km. (10 mi.) N of the city. Berea served as a stopping point for the forces of Bacchides and Alcimus (1 Macc. 9:4), who arrived there with 20 thousand foot soldiers and 2000 cavalry. Two other possible locations are el-Bɩ̂reh
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.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Berea
Bere´a (well watered).1. A city of Macedonia, mentioned in Acts 17:10, 13. It is now called Verria or Kara-Verria, and is situated on the eastern slope of the Olympian mountain range, and has 15,000 or 20,000 inhabitants.2. The modern Aleppo, mentioned in 2 Macc. 13:4.3. A place in Judea, apparently
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Berea
BERE´A (be-rēʹa). A Macedonian city at the foot of Mt. Bermius, once a large and populous city and the residence of many Jews, whose concern for careful criticism in the study of the Scriptures was commended by Paul (Acts 17:10–13). Berea is now known as Verria, a place of more than thirty thousand
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Berea
Bereaa city of Macedonia to which Paul with Silas and Timotheus went when persecuted at Thessalonica (Acts 17:10, 13), and from which also he was compelled to withdraw, when he fled to the sea-coast and thence sailed to Athens (14, 15). Sopater, one of Paul’s companions belonged to this city, and his