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Cilicia
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A region of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) on the Mediterranean coast, opposite the island of Cyprus; situated between Pamphylia in the west, Lyconia and Cappadocia in the north, and Syria in the east.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cilicia
Cilicia (Κιλικίας, Kilikias). A region of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) on the Mediterranean coast, opposite the island of Cyprus; situated between Pamphylia in the west, Lyconia and Cappadocia in the north, and Syria in the east.
Seleucia Tracheotis
Seleucia Tracheotis (Σελεύκεια, Seleukeia). A city in south-central Turkey on the Mediterranean coast founded by Seleucus I Nicator ca. 300 bc. The site of a major christological council in ad 359.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cilicia (Place)
CILICIA (PLACE) [Gk Kilikia (Κιλικια)]. A province mentioned in Judith 1:12; 2:21–25 as an object of the ire of Nebuchadnezzar, who dispatched his general Holofernes with the army to punish the inhabitants for their insubordination. It is later mentioned in 1 Macc 11:14 as the location where Alexander
Seleucia (Place)
SELEUCIA (PLACE) [Gk Seleukia (Σελευκια); Seleukeia (Σελευκεια)]. A name given to several cities established during the Hellenistic period. These cities are named after Seleucus I Nicator, one of the Diadochi who gained control of a large portion of Alexander the Great’s empire and founded what is known
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cilicia
Cilicia. Province of the Roman empire, located in southeastern Asia Minor. Its capital was Tarsus, Paul’s hometown (Acts 21:39; 22:3), hence permitting Paul Roman citizenship (Acts 16:37) even though a Jew.Jewish presence in the area probably dated to the time when Antiochus the Great settled 2,000
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cilicia
Cilicia si-lish̀yə [Gk. hē Kilikia]. A large region in southeast Asia Minor divided geographically into two parts. “Flat” Cilicia (Gk. Pedias; Lat Campestris) to the east is a wedge of plains about 100 mi (160 km) long in the angle formed by the Taurus (with Anti-Taurus) and Amanus ranges, along the
Seleucia
4. Seleucia Tracheotis (or Trachea). This Seleucia, near the modern city of İcel or Silifke in Cilicia, was founded by Seleucus I on the Calycadnus River (modern Gök Su), probably as a fortification protecting the region from attacks from the sea. Its ruins include a castle on the acropolis, city fortifications,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cilicia
CILICIA Province of the Roman Empire, located in southeastern Asia Minor. Its capital was Tarsus, Paul’s hometown (Acts 21:39; 22:3), hence permitting Paul Roman citizenship (16:37) even though he was a Jew.Jewish presence in the area probably dated to the time when Antiochus the Great settled 2,000
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cilicia
Cilicia (suh-lish´ee-uh), a Roman province along the southeastern coast of Asia Minor, divided into two sections: the mountainous western section (“rugged Cilicia”), into which Cyprus was politically incorporated in 58 bce, and the fertile, well-watered eastern plain (“level Cilicia”). The province was
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cilicia
CILICIA. Geographically Cilicia referred to the area of SE Asia Minor between Pamphylia on the W, the Amanus Mountains on the E, Lycaonia and Cappadocia on the N, and the Mediterranean on the S. It had a coastline of about 430 miles, extending from the E boundary of Pamphylia to the S end of the Gulf
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cilicia
CILICIA. A region in SE Asia Minor. The W part, known as Tracheia, was a wild plateau of the Taurus range, the home of pirates and robbers from prehistoric to Roman times. The E part, known as Cilicia Pedias, was a fertile plain between Mt Amanus in the S, Mt Taurus in the N and the sea; and the vital
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cilicia
Cilicia (Gk. Kilikɩ́a)A country in southern Anatolia, the southeastern coast of Asia Minor. Cilicia has two distinct geographical regions, the rugged western coastlands (Cilicia Aspera) and the fertile plain in the east (Cilicia Campestris). It is ringed with mountains, on the west by its own mountains
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cilicia
Cilicia [sĭ lĭshˊə (Kilikia). A large region in southeastern Asia Minor, bounded to the west and the north by the Taurus mountains and to the east by the Amanus range. In the west, called Tracheia (“rugged”), Cilicia is mountainous, a contrast to the lush plains of eastern Cilicia Pedias (“flat Cilicia”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cilicia
CILICIA A Roman province in southeastern Asia Minor, to the south of the Taurus Mountains and west of Mount Amanus. It was known for its fertile plains. The region once belonged to the Hittites, and before Roman times it was part of the Seleucid (1 Macc 11:14; 2 Macc 4:36) Empire. Paul was born in Cilicia’s
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cilicia
Cilic´ia (the land of Celix), a maritime province in the southeast of Asia Minor, bordering on Pamphylia in the north, and Syria in the east. Acts 6:9. Cilicia was from its geographical position the high road between Syria and the west; it was also the native country of St. Paul, hence it was visited
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