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Church at Lystra
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lystra (Place)
LYSTRA (PLACE) [Gk Lystra (Λυστρα)]. A site located at Zoldera near Hatun Saray and lying about 24 miles S of Konya (37°36´N; 32°17´E); it was a moderately important, if somewhat rustic, market town in the relatively backward region of Lycaonia in south-central Turkey. In antiquity, Lycaonia was bounded
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lystra
Lystra. City in the region of Lycaonia in the Roman province of Galatia. References to the town in the NT are confined to the Book of Acts. On Paul’s first missionary journey, Paul and Barnabas encountered opposition at Iconium and fled to Lystra, Derbe, and the surrounding region (Acts 14:6). While
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lystra
Lystra lisʹtrə [Gk. Lystra; occurs also as neut pl dative Lystrois]. A city of south central Asia Minor that Paul evangelized on his first missionary journey and where he nearly lost his life from stoning (Acts 14:8–21); he revisited it on his second (16:1) and probably his third (18:23) missionary
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lystra
LYSTRA City in the region of Lycaonia in the Roman province of Galatia. Events in the town in the NT are confined to the book of Acts (and referenced in 2 Tm 3:11). On Paul’s first missionary journey, Paul and Barnabas encountered opposition at Iconium and fled to Lystra, Derbe, and the surrounding region
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lystra
Lystra (lis´truh), a city in the region of Lycaonia, about twenty-five miles south-by-southwest of Iconium in central Asia Minor. Paul and Barnabas stopped here during the first journey and were mistaken for gods (Acts 14:6–23), and Paul returned later with Silas, when he recruited Timothy as a companion
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lystra
LYSTRA. A city about 18 miles SW of Iconium in the Roman province of Galatia where Paul established a church on his first missionary journey and which he visited on his second and third journeys (Acts 14:6–20; 16:1–5; 18:23). Here he and Barnabas were hailed as Jupiter and Mercury, but Paul was later
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lystra
LYSTRA. An obscure town on the high plains of Lycaonia (near modern Hatunsaray), singled out by Augustus as the site of one of a number of Roman colonies that were intended to consolidate the new province of Galatia. Its advantages are not known. Its remote position and proximity to the unsettled S mountains
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lystra
Lystra (Gk. Lýstra)A town in the region of Lycaonia in south-central Anatolia, 40 km. (25 mi.) SSW of Iconium (modern Konya). Augustus founded a Roman colony at Lystra (on the Via Sebaste) in 26 b.c. and settled it with Roman army veterans. The hill on which Lystra stood seems to have had strategic
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lystra
Lystra [lĭsˊtrə] (Gk. Lystra). A city in the region of Lycaonia and the province of Galatia some 20 mi. (30 km.) south-southwest of Iconium (modern Konya) near modern Hatunsaray (Khatyn Serai). The site may have been inhabited as early as the third millennium B.C. and was a rural settlement in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lystra
LYSTRA A city in Lycaonia, in central Asia Minor. Paul and Barnabas visited Lystra after they fled from Iconium (Acts 14:6). The inhabitants of Lystra revered the two men as gods after Paul healed a lame man (Acts 14:8–18). But when Paul’s enemies arrived from Iconium, they persuaded the inhabitants
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lystra
Lys´tra. This place has two points of interest in connection respectively with St. Paul’s first and second missionary journeys: (1) as the place where divine honors were offered to him, and where he was presently stoned, Acts 14; (2) as the home of his chosen companion and fellow missionary Timotheus.
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