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Church in Macedonia
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A region within the Balkan Peninsula north of Greece. The name of an ancient kingdom and Roman province. The Apostle Paul conducted mission work in Macedonia, planting churches in Philippi, Thessalonica, and probably Beroea.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MACEDONIA (PLACE) [Gk Makedonia (Μακεδονια)]. MACEDONIANS. The land of the Makedones, a territory in the Balkan Peninsula, bordered on the W by Illyria, on the E by Thrace, and on the S by Thessaly. Its mountainous terrain is cut by the rivers Axios (modern Vardar) and Strymon (modern Struma), which
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Macedonia. Roman province in NT times, beginning as a kingdom in the 7th century bc. Little is known about the first several centuries of its history, but with the coming to power of the Greek king Philip II (359–336 bc), and especially his son Alexander III (the Great, 336–323 bc), Macedonia became
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MACEDONIA Roman province in NT times, beginning as a kingdom in the seventh century bc. Little is known about the first several centuries of its history, but with the coming to power of the Greek king Philip II (359–336 bc), and especially of his son Alexander III (the Great, 336–323 bc), Macedonia became
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Macedonia (mas´uh-doh´nee-uh), a region in the northeastern part of the Greek peninsula. In the English Bible, it is referred to only in the nt. The cities of Neapolis, Philippi, Thessalonica, and Beroea were all part of the Roman province of Macedonia during the nt era. Paul made his first European
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MACEDONIA. Macedonia, a kingdom whose boundaries varied over the centuries, was located at the NW corner of the Aegean. Its capital was Pella, 24 miles NW of Thessalonica. Under Philip II (359–336 b.c.), Macedonia came to include Thrace and to dominate all of Greece. Under Alexander the Great it conquered
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MACEDONIA. A splendid tract of land, centred on the plains of the gulf of Thessalonica, and running up the great river valleys into the Balkan mountains. It was famous for timber and precious metal. Anciently ruled by cavalry barons under a hellenized royal house, its kings dominated Greek affairs from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Macedonia (Gk. Makedonɩ́a)A region between the Balkans and the Greek Peninsula. Throughout history the borders of Macedonia have shifted, but essentially it covers the area along the northern shore of the Aegean Sea, extending west to Illyricum and east to Thrace and south along the Greek Peninsula
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Macedonia [măsˊə dōˊnĭ ə] (Gk. Makedonia).† The region of the Balkan peninsula north of Achaia. The region had long been the major land route from Asia Minor to the West when the Egnatian Way was constructed in 146 B.C.; this road went from Byzantium in the East through the Aegean ports of Macedonia
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MACEDONIA A region in northern Greece that emerged into prominence in the fourth century b.c. through its two rulers, Philip II and especially his son, Alexander the Great. The Greeks once considered Macedon to be a barbarian region, but the cities of Greece fell under the dominion of Philip, while Alexander
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Macedo´nia (extended land), a large and celebrated country lying north of Greece, the first part of Europe which received the gospel directly from St. Paul, and an important scene of his subsequent missionary labors and those of his companions. It was bounded by the range of Hæmus or the Balkan northward,