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Hellenistic and Roman city of Phrygia in southwestern Anatolia (Col 4:12–13). Not to be confused with Hierapolis Kastabala in Cilicia or Hierapolis in Syria.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hierapolis. City of southwest Phrygia, strategically located between Colossae to the east and Laodicea to the south. The founding of the city is credited to Eumenes II of Pergamum (197–160 bc). Hierapolis, because of its mineral springs and deep cave known as Plutonium, came to be a cultic center for
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hierapolis hī-ə-rapʹə-lis, hēr-apʹō-lis [Gk. Hierapolis—‘holy city’] (Col. 4:13; SibOr 5:310; 12:280). A city of Asia Minor. The name originally may have been derived from Hiera, a mythical Amazon queen.The city is situated nearly due E of Ephesus in the Anatolian hinterland, 10 km (6 mi) N of Laodicea
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HIERAPOLIS City of southwest Phrygia, strategically located between Colosse to the east and Laodicea to the south. The founding of the city is credited to Eumenes II of Pergamum (197–160 bc). Hierapolis, because of its mineral springs and deep cave known as the Plutonium, came to be a cultic center for
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hierapolis (hi´uh-rap´uh-lis), a city of Asia Minor located in the upper Lycus Valley close to the hot springs of Pamukkale. It is one hundred miles east of Ephesus, twelve miles from Colossae, and six miles from Laodicea. Although originating as the village center of a temple estate dedicated to the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hierapolis, appearing a frozen waterfall. James L. BoyerHIERAPOLIS. A city built on a high terrace overlooking the valley of the Lycus River in the W part of the Roman province of Asia, about six miles N of Laodicea. It was famous for its hot springs, which made it a health resort, and for the Plutonium,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HIERAPOLIS. A city in the Roman province of Asia, in the W of what is now Asiatic Turkey. It was situated about 10 km N of *Laodicea, on the opposite side of the broad valley of the Lycus. The city was built around copious hot springs, which were famed for their medicinal powers. There was also a subterranean
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hierapolis (Gk. Hierápolis)A Hellenistic commercial city and military colony located in the Lycus Valley of southwestern Asia Minor near Colossae and Laodicea. Hierapolis was known for its production of textiles and was the center of mystery cults (Strabo Geog. 13.4.14). The Jewish community at Hierapolis
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hierapolis [hĭˊə răpˊə lĭs] (Gk. Hierapolis “holy city”). A city in southwestern Asia Minor overlooking the Lycus river; it survives as modern Pamukkale, 10 km. (6 mi.) north of Laodicea and 19 km. (12 mi.) northwest of Colossae. In ancient times it was a cult center for various Anatolian
Catholic Bible Dictionary