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Church at Thyatira
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city in western Asia Minor; its church was one of the recipients of the letters in Revelation (Acts 16:14; Rev 2:18–29). Thyatira was also a significant center for wool trade, which sheds light on the Lydia’s trade involving purple dye in Acts 16:14–15.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Thyatira
Thyatira (Θυάτειρα, Thyateira). A city in western Asia Minor; its church was one of the recipients of the letters in Revelation (Acts 16:14; Rev 2:18–29). Thyatira was also a significant center for wool trade, which sheds light on the Lydia’s trade involving purple dye in Acts 16:14–15.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Thyatira (Place)
THYATIRA (PLACE) [Gk Thyatira (Θυατιρα)]. City in Lydia, in W Asia Minor, at the junction of roads between Lydia and Mysia, on the plain of the river Lycus (modern Akhisar; 38°54´N, 27°50´E).Very few architectural remains have been found at the site, but inscriptions show an active civic and social
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Thyatira
Thyatira. One of the seven churches of the Apocalypse. The city was founded by the Lydian kingdom and later captured by Seleucus, Alexander’s general. It then served as a border settlement to preserve his kingdom from Lysimacus, his rival to the west.After the kingdom of Pergamum was founded (282 bc),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Thyatira
Thyatira thī-ə-tī̀rə [Gk. Thyateira] (Acts 16:14; Rev. 1:11; 2:18, 24). A city in Asia Minor, lying off the main highway between Pergamum to the west and Sardis to the southeast (for the relevance of this see S. Johnson, JBL, 77 [1958], 1), 80 km (50 mi) NE of Smyrna on a branch of the Hermus River;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Thyatira
THYATIRA Location of one of the seven local churches in the book of Revelation. The city was founded by the Lydian kingdom and later captured by Seleucus, Alexander’s general. It then served as a border settlement to preserve his kingdom from Lysimachus, his rival to the west.After the kingdom of Pergamum
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Thyatira
Thyatira (thi´uh-ti´ruh), a city (modern Akhisar), about fifty-five miles northeast of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. It lay on the road between Pergamum and Sardis in Lydia (or at times in Mysia) on the Lycus River. Founded as a Hellenistic city by Seleucus I Nicator in 300 bce, it had developed many industrial
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Thyatira
Ancient ruins at Thyatira. Robert CooleyTHYATIRA. Thyatira was located 52 miles NE of Smyrna on a main road joining the Caicus and Hermus river valleys. A great trading city, its height came about a.d. 100. There is evidence of more trade guilds there than in any other Asian city. Lydia a seller of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Thyatira
THYATIRA. A city in the Roman province of Asia, in the W of what is now Asiatic Turkey. It occupied an important position in a low-lying ‘corridor’ connecting the Hermus and Caicus valleys. It was a frontier garrison, first on the W frontier of the territory of Seleucus I of Syria, and later, after changing
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thyatira
Thyatira (Gk. Thyátira)A city (modern Akhisar) just E of the Pergamum/Sardis highway on the plain of the river Lycus. Little is known of its earliest years, but evidence suggests that it was founded in the 2nd century b.c. Following the Greek conquests of the 4th century and the subsequent kingdoms
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Thyatira
Thyatira [thīˊə tīˊrə] (Gk. Thyateira).† A city in the ancient region of Lydia ca. 82 km. (50 mi.) northeast of modern Izmir (Smyrna), 62 km. (38 mi.) east-northeast of Bergama (Pergamum), and 70 km. (42 mi.) from the Aegean coast. The modern city is called Akhisar.Thyatira was refounded
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Thyatira
THYATIRA A city in Lydia, in western Asia Minor between Sardis and Pergamum. The city was well known for its brassware and its wool trade. Lydia of Thyatira, “a seller of purple goods,” was Paul’s first convert at Philippi (Acts 16:14). The church of Thyatira was one of the seven churches addressed by
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Thyatira
Thyatira, city in N. Lydia, now W. Turkey. It is one of the ‘Seven Churches’ addressed in Rev. (2:18–29) and the birthplace of St Paul’s convert Lydia, ‘a seller of purple’ (Acts 16:14), one of the industries for which the town was noted. In Rev. its Christian community is upbraided for tolerating