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City Authorities
Authorities in Thessalonica. They heard complaints from the Jews about Christian teaching.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
City Authorities
CITY AUTHORITIES. Where Near Eastern cities formed part of a larger political grouping, their internal affairs were normally administered by the “elders” who “sat in the gate” (cf. Deut 21:2, 19; 25:7; Ruth 4:1–2; Amos 5:10, 15). This holds true into NT times, as with the “elders” (Gk presbyteroi) of
Thessalonica (Place)
THESSALONICA (PLACE) [Gk Thessalonikeus (Θεσσαλονικευς), Thessalonike (Θεσσαλονικη)]. City mentioned in Acts 17:1–13; 1–2 Thessalonians; Phil 4:16; and 2 Tim 4:10. It was founded in 316 b.c.e. by Cassander, the son of Antipater, whom Alexander the Great had left in charge of Macedonia. It was named in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Thessalonica
Thessalonica. Chief city of Macedonia and the seat of Roman administration in the century before Christ. In addition to a magnificent harbor Thessalonica had the good fortune of being located on the overland route from Italy to the East. This famous highway, called the Egnatian Way, ran directly through
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
City Authorities
City Authorities [Gk. politárchai] (Acts 17:6, 8); AV RULERS OF THE CITY; NEB MAGISTRATES. Men before whom Jason and the other Christians were dragged by the mob. The term distinguishes the magistrates of a free Greek city from the ordinary Roman officials. It primarily denotes “rulers of the citizens,”
Thessalonica
Thessalonica theś-əlō-nī̀kə [Gk. Thessalonikē]; THESSALONIAN thes-ə-lṑnē-ən [Gk. Thessalonikeus). A principal city of ancient Macedonia. Today it is the second largest city in Greece.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica
THESSALONICA Chief city of Macedonia and the seat of Roman administration in the century before Christ. In addition to having a magnificent harbor, Thessalonica had the good fortune of being located on the overland route from Italy to the East. This famous highway, called the Egnatian Way, ran directly
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Thessalonica
THESSALONICA. Cassander named the city after his wife, half sister of Alexander the Great, when in 315 b.c. he grouped together villages of the area. But a much older settlement called Therma (after the adjacent hot springs) existed nearby. The two appear to have continued side by side (Pliny refers
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Authorities, City
AUTHORITIES, CITY. The senior board of magistrates, five in number and later six, at Thessalonica. Their title (Gk. politarchai) is epigraphically attested for a number of Macedonian states (E. D. Burton, American Journal of Theology 2, 1898, pp. 598–632). As is nicely illustrated by the Acts (17:6–9),
Thessalonica
THESSALONICA. Founded after the triumph of Macedonia to grace her new position in world affairs, the city rapidly outstripped its older neighbours and became the principal metropolis of Macedonia. Situated at the junction of the main land route from Italy to the E with the main route from the Aegean
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thessalonica
Thessalonica (Gk. Thessalonɩ́kē)A city located on the Thermaic Gulf to the west of the Chalcidice Peninsula. The Axios River lies to the west and the Strymon River to the east. The city was probably built near, but not on, the original site of Therme.Thessalonica was founded in 316 b.c.e. by Cassander,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica
Thessalonica [thĕsˊə lə nīˊkə] (Gk. Thessalonikē). A major city of Macedonia, modern Salonika or Thessaloniki.Originally an Ionian settlement named after the half-sister of Alexander the Great, the wife of King Cassander (ca. 315 B.C.), Thessalonica enjoyed prosperity and fame as the capital
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Civil Authority
Civil authorityCivil authority is the centralized control in society whose power to formulate and to enforce the basic formal rules of the society is granted to it by the groups which possess social power. Paul’s teaching regarding civil authority is not direct or comprehensive but comes in the context
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Civil Authority
Civil AuthorityCivil authority is the centralized and recognized control in human society with the power to formulate and enforce the basic, formal rules of that society. The early church manifested the extreme range of attitudes toward government found in Hellenistic Judaism, namely, from flattery
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica
Thessaloni´ca. The original name of this city was Therma; and that part of the Macedonian shore on which it was situated retained through the Roman period the designation of the Thermaic Gulf. Cassander the son of Antipater rebuilt and enlarged Therma, and named it after his wife Thessalonica, the sister
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica
THESSALONICA (thes-a-lo-niʹka). Called anciently Therma. It was named after the wife of Cassander, who rebuilt the city. Under the Romans it was one of four divisions of Macedonia. Paul and Silas organized a church there (Acts 17:1–4; 1 Thess. 1:9). In Acts 20:1–3, Paul’s visit is named; see also Phil.
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