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Church at Troas
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Troas
Troas (Τρωάς, Trōas). An ancient city in northwest Asia Minor, located on the Aegean Sea; the primary seaport in that area, located approximately 20 km south-southwest of Troy.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Troas (Place)
TROAS (PLACE) [Gk Trōas (Τρωας)]. An important port city (Gk Alexandreia hē Trōas) on the coast of Mysia in NW Anatolia, 10 miles S of ancient Troy. It was located opposite the island of Tenedos. It served as a nodal point for routes through the Hellespont to the E, to the cities of Smyrna, Ephesus,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Troas
Troas. City in Turkey on the Aegean shore, 10 miles south of the ancient site of Troy, scene of the Trojan war immortalized by the poet Homer. Both the ancient city of Troy and the Roman city of Troas are on the Troad plain, an area about 10 miles in length bordering the sea. Paul sailed from Troas into
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Troas
Troas trōʹas [Gk. Trō̧as, or Alexandreia hé̄ Trō̧as] (Acts 16:8, 11; 20:5f.; 2 Cor. 2:12; 2 Tim. 4:13). A large seaport city of Mysia in northwest Asia Minor, 16 km (10 mi) S of ancient Troy; in NT times it was the gateway from Asia to Macedonia and Thrace.Troas was founded by Antigonus (a successor
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Troas
TROAS City in Turkey on the Aegean shore, 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) south of the ancient site of Troy, scene of the Trojan War immortalized by the poet Homer. Both the ancient city of Troy and the Roman city of Troas are on the Troad Plain, an area about 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) in length bordering
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Troas, Alexandria
Troas (troh´az), Alexandria (al´ig-zan´dree-uh), an important seaport city in Mysia on the northwest coast of Asia Minor. Built in 310 bce by Antigonus, it was first named Antigonia. The name was later changed to Alexandria Troas by Lysimachus. The latter part of the name was derived from the nearby
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Troas
TROAS. The name occurs in four passages in the NT (Acts 16:8, 11; 20:5–6; 2 Cor 2:12; 2 Tim 4:13), all in connection with Paul’s life and travels. A port city in Mysia (q.v.), founded in the 4th cen. b.c. by Antigonus, it was located about ten miles S of the ancient Hellespont (Dardanelles). Constituted
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Troas
TROAS. The principal seaport of NW Asia Minor, established some 20 km SSW of the site of Troy (Ilium) by the successors of Alexander the Great, and named Alexandria after him. ‘Troas’ was originally a distinguishing epithet, but it became the usual designation of the city after Augustus made it a Roman
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Troas
Troas (Gk. Trōás)A principal seaport on the Aegean Sea located in northwest Asia Minor ca. 20 km. (12 mi.) SSW of ancient Troy (Ilium). The city was founded as Antigonia ca. 310 by Antigonus, the successor of Alexander the Great. After defeating Antigonus, Lysimachus renamed it Alexandria Troas after
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Troas
Troas [trōˊăs] (Gk. Trōas). A port city on the Aegean Sea in northwest Asia Minor ca. 25 km. (15 mi.) south-southwest of ancient Troy (Ilium), from which the name is apparently derived. Founded after the death of Alexander the Great by his successor Antigonus (ca. 310 B.C.), who named it
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Troas
TROAS A seaport city in northwestern Asia Minor, near the ruins of ancient Troy. The city was established by the successors of Alexander the Great and thus became known as Alexander Troas; the city by New Testament times was called Troas, especially after its designation as a Roman colony during the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Troas
Troas. A city of NW Asia Minor visited several times by St *Paul. It was on his first visit here that he saw the vision of ‘a man of Macedonia’ which led him to carry the Gospel into Europe (Acts 16:8–11).