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A city of Phrygia on the Lycus River. The letter to the Colossians was addressed to the church located there.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
COLOSSAE (PLACE) [Gk Kolossai (Κολοσσαι)]. Best known as the destination of the epistle to the Colossians, this place name occurs in the NT only in the superscription of the letter and in the epistolary greeting (Col 1:2). Colossae was located in the territory of Phrygia in the Roman province of Asia
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Colossae. Ancient city in Asia Minor, located in the southwestern part of present-day Turkey, and remembered primarily for the apostle Paul’s letter to the church there (Col 1:2). Colossae was near the Lycus River, a tributary of the Meander. The city flourished during the 6th century bc. According to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Colossae ke-los̀ē [Gk. Kolossai] (Col. 1:2); AV COLOSSE. A city of Phrygia on the Lycus River, one of the branches of the Maeander, and 3 mi (5 km) from Honaz Daǧ (Mt. Cadmus), 8435 ft (2570 m) high. It stood at the head of a gorge where the two streams unite, and on the great highway traversing the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
COLOSSAE*, COLOSSE Ancient city in Asia Minor, located in the southwestern part of present-day Turkey, and remembered primarily for the apostle Paul’s letter to the church there (Col 1:2). Colosse was near the Lycus River, a tributary of the Meander. The city flourished during the sixth century bc. According
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Colossae (kuh-los´ee), a small city in Asia Minor located in the upper Lycus River valley about 110 miles east of Ephesus, 10 miles east of Laodicea, and 12 miles southeast of Hierapolis. Although in earlier times Colossae was an important center (Herodotus called it “a large city of Phrygia,” and Xenophon
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
COLOSSE. A city located on both sides of the Lycus River in Phrygia, about 12 miles from Laodicea in SW Asia Minor. The histories of Colosse, Laodicea, and Hierapolis were closely associated. The great trade route from Ephesus to Tarsus and Syria went through Colosse and made it a properous city by the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
COLOSSAE. A city in the Roman province of Asia, in the W of what is now Asiatic Turkey. It was situated about 15 km up the Lycus valley from *Laodicea, on the main road to the E. It was originally the point at which the great routes from Sardis and Ephesus joined, and at a defensible place with an abundant
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Colossae (Gk. Kolossaɩ́)A city in the central highlands of Asia Minor, 201 km. (125 mi.) E of the Aegean Sea and 145 km. (90 mi.) N of the Mediterranean Sea, situated mostly on the south bank of the Lycus River. It was located along a major southern trade route that extended through Asia Minor from
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Colossae [kə lŏsˊĭ] (Gk. Kolossai).† A city in the valley of the Lycus river, a branch of the Meander, in the southwest region of ancient Phrygia (Asia Minor). At present it is a ruin near Honaz Daǧ (Mt. Cadmus). Originally populated by Phrygians, the city later was given a Hellenistic name.Of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
COLOSSAE A city in Phrygia, in Asia Minor, located near the Lycus River at the base of Mount Cadmus. The city is mentioned in the New Testament only as the destination of Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
Dictionary of New Testament Background
COLOSSAEColossae was a small town in the first century a.d. located on the southern bank of the Lycus River at the foot of Mt. Cadmus (elevation, 8,435 feet) 11 miles east of Laodicea and about 15 miles south southeast of Hierapolis (Pamukkale). It was located near a major highway running through the