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Derbe
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An ancient city located in the south-central region of modern Turkey. Paul visited Derbe on his first and second missionary journeys. Coinage from the second century indicates the city was also known as “Claudioderbe,” apparently in honor of the Roman Emperor Claudius (Fant and Reddish, “Derbe,” 175).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Derbe
Derbe (Δέρβη, Derbē). An ancient city located in the south-central region of modern Turkey. Paul visited Derbe on his first and second missionary journeys. Coinage from the second century indicates the city was also known as “Claudioderbe,” apparently in honor of the Roman Emperor Claudius (Fant and
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Derbe (Place)
DERBE (PLACE) [Gk Derbē (Δερβη)]. An ancient city of Lycaonia located on the plateau of south central Anatolia (modern Turkey). Derbe was located along the main road which connected the chief city of the region Iconium (modern Konya) with Laranda. The city was located in the Lycaonian district of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Derbe
Derbe. A city of Asia Minor located in the district of Lycaonia (Ac 14:6) in the province of Galatia. Derbe was the last city on Paul’s first missionary journey (14:20), the first city on his second journey (16:1), and likely one city he revisited on his third journey (18:23). Gaius, one of Paul’s missionary
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Derbe
Derbe dûrʹbē [Gk. Derbēs]. A place mentioned in the NT in connection with Paul’s missionary journeys through south-central Asia Minor. Luke reports that on his first missionary journey Paul went from Lystra to Derbe, and after preaching the gospel and making many disciples in that city he returned
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Derbe
DERBE A city of the Roman province of Asia located in the district of Lycaonia (Acts 14:6) in the province of Galatia. Derbe was the last city on Paul’s first missionary journey (v 20), the first city on his second journey (16:1), and likely one city he revisited on his third journey (18:23). Gaius,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Derbe
Derbe (duhr´bee), a city in the region of Lycaonia in central Asia Minor where Paul and Barnabas won believers at the end of their first journey through the Roman province of Galatia (Acts 14:20–21). Paul returned here during his second journey (16:1). Paul’s companion Gaius was from Derbe (20:4). See
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Derbe
DERBE. A town in Asia Minor in the SE corner of Lycaonia on the main road from Lystra to Laranda. On Paul’s first missionary journey he came to Derbe after having been stoned at Lystra and made many disciples there (Acts 14:6, 20). Paul passed through Derbe on his second journey from Cilicia to Lystra
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Derbe
DERBE (Lycaonian delbeia, ‘juniper’). In Acts 14:6ff. a city of Lycaonia, the most easterly place visited by Paul and Barnabas when they founded the churches of S Galatia. Paul and Silas visited it on their westward journey through Asia Minor (Acts 16:1). Paul’s fellow-traveller Gaius came from Derbe
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Derbe
Derbe (Gk. Dérbē)A city in southeastern Lyconium, a district of the Roman province of Galatia. Derbe lay on a busy main road that stretched from Iconium and Lystra east to Tarsus in Cilicia. Some archaeologists believe its ruins lie at Kerti Hüyük, 4.8 km. (3 mi.) NW of modern Zosta and 72.4 km. (45
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Derbe
Derbe [dûrˊbĭ] (Gk. Derbē).† A city in the district of Lycaonia (Acts 14:6), which in New Testament times still belonged to the Roman province of Galatia, east of Phrygia and west of the territory of Antiochus IV of Commagene. As a frontier city of the province, it was the last stop of Paul’s
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Derbe
DERBE A city in Lycaonia, a region in southern Asia Minor in the province of Galatia. Paul visited Derbe on his first and second missionary journeys (Acts 14:6, 20; 16:1). Gaius, a disciple, was a native of Derbe (Acts 20:4).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Derbe
Der´be. Acts 14:20, 21; 16:1; 20:4. The exact position of this town has not yet been ascertained, but its general situation is undoubted. It was in the eastern part of the great upland plain of Lycaonia, which stretches from Iconium eastward along the north side of the chain of Taurus. (Rev. L. H. Adams,