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Forum of Appius
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town along the Appian Way, 43 Roman miles (39.5 modern imperial miles) from Rome, where Christians from Rome met Paul (Acts 28:15).The forum was named after Appius Claudius Caecus, who was censor of Rome in 312 bc. The Appian Way is also named for him, as well as the Aqua Appia, the first Roman aqueduct.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Forum of Appius
Forum of Appius (Ἀππιου Φορον, Appiou Phoron). A town along the Appian Way, 43 Roman miles (39.5 modern imperial miles) from Rome, where Christians from Rome met Paul (Acts 28:15).The forum was named after Appius Claudius Caecus, who was censor of Rome in 312 bc. The Appian Way is also named for him,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Forum of Appius (Place)
FORUM OF APPIUS (PLACE) [Gk Appiou Phoron (Ἀππιου Φορον)]. Market town in Latium located along the Appian Way 43 Roman miles (39.5 U.S. miles) S of Rome (CIL 10.6824–25). Christians from Rome met Paul here soon after he landed in Italy at the harbor city of Puteoli (Acts 28:15). It was a 1-day journey
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Appius, Forum of
Appius, Forum of. Marketplace mentioned in Acts 28:15 as the place where Christians met the apostle Paul when he came to appear before the caesar. It was apparently named for Appius Claudius, builder of the Appian Way (major artery of western Italy). Around the forum was a region of swamp and marsh,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Appius
Appius apʹē-əs, FORUM OF [GK. Appiou Phóron; Lat. Appii Forum] (Acts 28:15); AV, NEB, APII FORUM. A station at the forty-third milestone on the Appian Road (39.5 mi [63.5 km] from Rome, a single day’s journey for energetic travelers).Its existence probably dates from the time of Appius Claudius Caecus
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Appius, Forum of
APPIUS*, FORUM OF Marketplace mentioned in Acts 28:15 as the place where Christians met the apostle Paul when he came to appear before the caesar. It was apparently named for Appius Claudius, builder of the Appian Way (major artery of western Italy). Around the forum was a region of swamp and marsh,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Appius, Forum Of
Appius (ap´ee-uhs), Forum of, a town about forty miles south of Rome on the Appian Way, where Paul was met by Christians from Rome as he was being led prisoner from the port of Puteoli (Acts 28:15). See also Appian Way; Three Taverns.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Appii Forum
APPII FORUM. Used in Acts 28:15; Forum of Appius in RSV. It is still called Foro Appio. This commercial station is one of the two places (“Three Taverns,” nine to ten miles N. is the other) mentioned in Paul’s itinerary between Puteoli and Rome. Inscriptions have been found here. One of Emperor Nerva
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Forum of Appius
FORUM OF APPIUS. A market town and staging-post in Latium, a foundation of Appius Claudius Caecus, the builder of the Via Appia, on which the town stands. It is 45 km from Rome, a place ‘packed with bargees and extortionate innkeepers’, if the poet Horace is to be believed. The town was the N terminus
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Forum of Appius
Forum of AppiusA station on the Appian Way (Gk. Appɩ́ou Phóron; Lat. Apii Forum), 69 km. (43 mi.) SE of Rome at modern Faiti. Probably founded during the time of Appius Claudius Caecus, who constructed the highway in 312 b.c.e., it had become by the 1st century c.e. an important town (cf. Horace Satires
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Forum of Appius
Forum of Appius [ăpˊĭ əs] (Gk. Appiou Phóron; Lat. Apii Forum). A station on the Appian Way, 69 km. (43 mi.) southeast of Rome at modern Faiti. Probably founded during the time of Appius Claudius Caecus, who constructed the highway in 312 B.C., it had become by the first century A.D. an important
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Forum of Appius
FORUM OF APPIUS A market town in Latium, in Italy, situated on the Appian Way south of Rome. Christians from Rome journeyed there to meet Paul soon after he arrived at the harbor city of Puteoli (Acts 28:15).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Appii Forum
Ap´pii Fo´rum (market-place of Appius), a well-known station on the Appian Way, the great road which led from Rome to the neighborhood of the Bay of Naples. Acts 28:15. There is no difficulty in identifying the site with some ruins near Treponti. [Three Taverns.]
Market of Appius
Market of Ap´pius. Acts 28:15. In the Revised Version for Appii Forum of the DAV, which see.
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