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Husbands in Ephesus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
On the west coast of Asia Minor. Made the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor by Augustus (27 bcad 14). Ephesus is the setting for Acts 19. Paul taught daily there for two years (Acts 19:9). The elders from Ephesus came to see Paul on his last journey to Jerusalem (Acts 20:17–18), and in 1 Cor 15:32, Paul says that he fought the beasts there. The city was originally founded ca. 1000 bc by the Greeks. It came under Roman control in 133 bc.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ephesus
Ephesus (Ἔφεσος, Ephesos). On the west coast of Asia Minor. Made the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor by Augustus (27 bcad 14). Ephesus is the setting for Acts 19. Paul taught daily there for two years (Acts 19:9). The elders from Ephesus came to see Paul on his last journey to Jerusalem
Ephesus, Archaeology
Ephesus, Archaeology of Reviews the archaeology of the site of Ephesus, a city on the west coast of Asia Minor.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephesus
Ephesus. Most important city of the Roman province of Asia, located on the western shore of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Ephesus was built on a natural harbor whose waves, according to the Roman writer Pliny the Elder, “used to wash up to the temple of Diana.” Ephesus was described by Strabo, an early
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ephesus
Ephesus efʹə-səs [Gk. Ephesos—‘desirable’]. An important seaport city of the Roman province of Asia. In the NT it is mentioned in Acts 18:19–28; 19:1, 17–20; 20:16f.; 1 Cor. 15:32; 16:8; 1 Tim. 1:3; 2 Tim. 1:18; 4:12; Rev. 1:11; 2:1. Since some of the earliest MSS omit Gk. en Ephesō̧ (“at Ephesus”)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephesus
EPHESUS Most important city of the Roman province of Asia, located on the western shore of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Ephesus was built on a natural harbor whose waves, according to the Roman writer Pliny the Elder, “used to wash up to the temple of Diana.” Ephesus was described by Strabo, an early
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ephesus
Ephesusa port city of western Asia Minor at the mouth of the Cayster River, Ephesus (ef´uh-suhs) lay between Smyrna and Miletus. Although the area had a primitive shrine to the Anatolian mother goddess, was visited by Mycenaeans, and was peopled by Carians and Lelegians, it was first colonized by Ionian
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephesus
A view down one of the marble-paved streets of Ephesus, with the silted-in harbor visible in the distance between the first two columns on the right. HFVEPHESUS. The capital of the Roman province of Asia, located at the mouth of the Cayster River on the W coast of Asia Minor. Because of its fine harbor
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ephesus
EPHESUS. The most important city in the Roman province of Asia, on the W coast of what is now Asiatic Turkey. It was situated at the mouth of the Caÿster River between the mountain range of Coressus and the sea. A magnificent road 11 m wide and lined with columns ran down through the city to the fine
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephesus
Ephesus (Gk. Éphesos)An early Greek colony in southwestern Ionia on the coast of Asia Minor and a member of the 12-city Ionian league (Strabo Geog. 8.7.1). According to legend Ephesus was founded (ca. 900 b.c.e.) by Androclus, son of Codrus, king of Athens (Strabo 14.1.3; Pausanias Descr. Gr. 7.2.7).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ephesus
Ephesus [ĕfˊə səs] (Gk. Ephesos).† A seaport in the Roman province of Asia, about 5.5 km. (3.5 mi.) south of the Caÿster river, opposite the island of Samos.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Ephesus
EphesusThe city of Ephesus was situated on the west coast of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) at the mouth of the Cayster River. This thriving harbor city ranked with Rome, Alexandria and Syrian Antioch as one of the greatest cities of the Roman Empire. The apostle Paul spent nearly three years of his
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ephesus
EPHESUS The chief city and seaport and capital of the Roman province of Asia in western Asia Minor (modern Turkey) during the period of the New Testament. Ephesus was situated at the mouth of the Caÿster on the Aegean Sea. Occupied by the Ionians around 1100 b.c., it passed into Roman hands in 133 b.c.
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