Churches of Asia
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Roman province comprising about one-third of the western end of modern Asia Minor. This region was west of Phrygia and Galatia. The province was part of modern Turkey. For further information, see this article: Rome, Provinces of, Eastern.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Asia. In NT times, the Roman province immediately east of the Aegean Sea. The province was established in 133 bc out of the kingdom left to the Romans in the will of Attalus III, king of Pergamum. Greek geographers generally employed the name Asia to denote the whole eastern continent, but from the second
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asia [GK. Asia]. A Roman province including in the first three centuries a.d. nearly the whole of the western part of Asia Minor and some of the coastal islands such as Samos and Patmos. Most of the area comprising the provinces of Mysia, Lydia, Caria, and Phrygia had been bequeathed to the Romans by
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ASIA In NT times, the Roman province immediately east of the Aegean Sea. The province was established in 133 bc out of the kingdom left to the Romans in the will of Attalus III, king of Pergamum. Greek geographers generally employed the name Asia to denote the whole eastern continent, but from the second
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Asia (ay´zhuh), a term occasionally referring to the old Persian Empire, but more generally to the Seleucid kingdoms, whose rulers were called “the kings of Asia” (1 Macc. 8:6). When Attalus III died (133 bce), he willed his kingdom to Rome, who called the new province “Asia” from the ruler’s title.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ASIA. In the NT, Asia generally refers to the Roman province created c. 129 b.c. after Attalus III had earlier (133 b.c.) willed his kingdom of Pergomas to Rome. Asia included the countries of Mysia, Lydia, Caria, and most of Phrygia, plus several islands and coastal cities. At first Pergamos was the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ASIA. To Greeks the name either of the continent or more commonly of the region in Asia Minor based on Ephesus. The latter embraced a number of Greek states which in the 3rd century bc fell under the control of the kings of Pergamum. In 133 bc the royal possessions were bequeathed to the Romans, and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Asia (Gk. Asɩ́a)Designation of both the continent and the Roman province of Asia. The ancient Greeks used the term for lands bordering the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. The region extended in the north to the Tanais River and the Sea of Azov above the Black Sea, in the west to the Aegean Sea,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Asia (Gk. Asia).† A Roman province in New Testament times, located in the western part of Asia Minor and comprising the earlier Attalid provinces of Mysia, Lydia, Caria, and Phrygia; it did not encompass the entire continent of Asia or even a major portion thereof (as did the Seleucid kingdom in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ASIA In its broadest sense, Asia was used by the Greeks to describe the continent extending east of Europe and Africa into the Asian Steppe. Asia in 1 and 2 Maccabees refers to the Seleucid kingdom that stretched from the Hellespont to India (1 Macc 8:6; 2 Macc 3:3). In 1 Macc 8:6, Antiochus III, who
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
A´sia (orient). The passages in the New Testament where this word occurs are the following: Acts 2:9; 6:9; 16:6; 19:10, 22, 26, 27; 20:4, 16, 18; 21:27; 27:2; Rom. 16:5; 1 Cor. 16:19; 2 Cor. 1:8; 2 Tim. 1:15; 1 Pet. 1:1; Rev. 1:4, 11. In all these it may be confidently stated that the word is used for
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
A´SIA (āʹsha). A name of doubtful origin that, as a designation along with Europe and Africa, came into use in the fifth century b.c. The Scriptures do not mention Asia as a whole, the several references being to separate nations or parts of the continent. In the NT the word is used in this narrower