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Church at Pergamum
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pergamum
Pergamum (Πέργαμος, Pergamos). An ancient city of western Anatolia in Asia Minor, now the modern village of Bergama, in Mysia, Turkey. Located about 16 miles from the Aegean Sea alongside the Caicus River Valley. One of the seven churches to whom John addressed the book of Revelation (Rev 1:11; 2:12–17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pergamum (Place)
PERGAMUM (PLACE) [Gk Pergamos (Περγαμος)]. One of the seven cities whose Christian community was addressed in the book of Revelation (1:11; 2:12). Also known by the form “Pergamon,” this city had a long history. Pergamon (modern Bergama; 39°07´N; 27°11´E) emerged as the center of the most important kingdom
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pergamum, Pergamos
Pergamum, Pergamos. City just north of the Caicus River, in the southern part of Mysia (eastern Turkey), and one of the greatest cultural centers of the Hellenistic era. The early geographer Strabo (63 bcad 24?) called the area around Pergamum the richest land in Mysia. It is mentioned only twice in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pergamum
Pergamum pûrʹgə-məm [Gk. tó Pergamon or sometimes hē Pergamos; also ho Pergamos in Polybius xxi.8:10; xxii.3:10]. One of the seven cities of Asia Minor whose “angel” is addressed as the opening device of Revelation (1:11; 2:12). The city is praised for the spirit symbolized in its martyr Antipas but
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pergamos, Pergamum
PERGAMOS*, PERGAMUM City just north of the Caicus River, in the southern part of Mysia (eastern Turkey), and one of the greatest cultural centers of the Hellenistic era. The early geographer Strabo (63 bcad 24?) called the area around Pergamum the richest land in Mysia. It is mentioned only twice in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pergamum
Pergamum (puhr´guh-muhm), a city in the region of Mysia in western Asia Minor. The modern village of Bergama, Turkey, now covers part of the ancient site. One of the seven messages of the book of Revelation was addressed to Pergamum (1:11; 2:12). In Rev. 2:13, Pergamum is described as the place where
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pergamum
Reconstruction of the great health center at Pergamum. HFVPERGAMUM. Pergamum, capital of Asia, was situated on a hill about 1000 feet high and commanded the fertile valley of the Caicus River in southern Mysia. The city stood opposite the island of Lesbos about 18 miles from the Aegean and communicated
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pergamum
PERGAMUM. A city of the Roman province of Asia, in the W of what is now Asiatic Turkey. It occupied a commanding position near the seaward end of the broad valley of the Caicus, and was probably the site of a settlement from a very early date. It became important only after 282 bc, when Philetaerus revolted
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pergamum
Pergamum (Gk. Pḗrgamos, Pḗrgamon)A city in western Asia Minor listed among the seven churches of Rev. 1:11 (also 2:12–17). Located 24 km. (15 mi.) from the Aegean Sea and 113 km. (70 mi.) N of Smyrna, Pergamum was a famous and important city that enjoyed a rich history from the 3rd century b.c.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pergamum
Pergamum [pûrˊgə məm]. (Gk. Pergamon “fortress,” Pergamos). A city in western Asia Minor, modern Bergama, Turkey, about 26 km. (16 mi.) from the Aegean coast near the island of Lesbos. Located in the southern part of the ancient district of Mysia, Pergamum was one of the most important cities of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Pergamum
PERGAMUM A major city in western Asia Minor (modern Bergama in Turkey) and one of the seven churches addressed in Revelation (Rev 1:11; 2:12–17). Pergamum was located north of Smyrna and was reached from the Aegean Sea by ships sailing up the Caicus River. Aside from its many temples and its importance
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Pergamum
Pergamum. The town was situated c. 50 miles north of *Smyrna and c. 15 miles from the sea, on a hill 1,000 feet above the surrounding plain. In the 2nd cent. bc it became one of the greatest centres of art and culture in the ancient world, reaching the height of its glory in the reign of Eumenes II
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