Jews in Thessalonica
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In general, the New Testament uses the term “the Jews” to refer to the biological descendants of Abraham, but the term was also used to characterize specific groups of Jewish people who rejected Jesus as the Messiah.
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Jews in the NT
THESSALONICA (PLACE) [Gk Thessalonikeus (Θεσσαλονικευς), Thessalonike (Θεσσαλονικη)]. City mentioned in Acts 17:1–13; 1–2 Thessalonians; Phil 4:16; and 2 Tim 4:10. It was founded in 316 b.c.e. by Cassander, the son of Antipater, whom Alexander the Great had left in charge of Macedonia. It was named in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Thessalonica. Chief city of Macedonia and the seat of Roman administration in the century before Christ. In addition to a magnificent harbor Thessalonica had the good fortune of being located on the overland route from Italy to the East. This famous highway, called the Egnatian Way, ran directly through
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Thessalonica theś-əlō-nī̀kə [Gk. Thessalonikē]; THESSALONIAN thes-ə-lṑnē-ən [Gk. Thessalonikeus). A principal city of ancient Macedonia. Today it is the second largest city in Greece.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
THESSALONICA Chief city of Macedonia and the seat of Roman administration in the century before Christ. In addition to having a magnificent harbor, Thessalonica had the good fortune of being located on the overland route from Italy to the East. This famous highway, called the Egnatian Way, ran directly
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
THESSALONICA. Cassander named the city after his wife, half sister of Alexander the Great, when in 315 b.c. he grouped together villages of the area. But a much older settlement called Therma (after the adjacent hot springs) existed nearby. The two appear to have continued side by side (Pliny refers
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
THESSALONICA. Founded after the triumph of Macedonia to grace her new position in world affairs, the city rapidly outstripped its older neighbours and became the principal metropolis of Macedonia. Situated at the junction of the main land route from Italy to the E with the main route from the Aegean
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thessalonica (Gk. Thessalonɩ́kē)A city located on the Thermaic Gulf to the west of the Chalcidice Peninsula. The Axios River lies to the west and the Strymon River to the east. The city was probably built near, but not on, the original site of Therme.Thessalonica was founded in 316 b.c.e. by Cassander,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica [thĕsˊə lə nīˊkə] (Gk. Thessalonikē). A major city of Macedonia, modern Salonika or Thessaloniki.Originally an Ionian settlement named after the half-sister of Alexander the Great, the wife of King Cassander (ca. 315 B.C.), Thessalonica enjoyed prosperity and fame as the capital
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Thessaloni´ca. The original name of this city was Therma; and that part of the Macedonian shore on which it was situated retained through the Roman period the designation of the Thermaic Gulf. Cassander the son of Antipater rebuilt and enlarged Therma, and named it after his wife Thessalonica, the sister
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
THESSALONICA (thes-a-lo-niʹka). Called anciently Therma. It was named after the wife of Cassander, who rebuilt the city. Under the Romans it was one of four divisions of Macedonia. Paul and Silas organized a church there (Acts 17:1–4; 1 Thess. 1:9). In Acts 20:1–3, Paul’s visit is named; see also Phil.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica—a large and populous city on the Thermaic bay. It was the capital of one of the four Roman districts of Macedonia, and was ruled by a praetor. It was named after Thessalonica, the wife of Cassander, who built the city. She was so called by her father, Philip, because he first heard of her