Loading…
Laodicea
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of several Greek cities of the same name in Asia and Asia Minor built by the Seleucids during the third century bc. The biblical Laodicea—designated “Laodicea on the Lycus” (Laodicea ad Lycum)—was located in Phrygia’s Lycus Valley, north of Colossae near present-day Denizli, south of the modern village of Goncalї and north of the village of Eskihisar (Reddish, Guide, 232). The city was situated on a plateau between two small rivers: the Asopus on the west and the Caprus on the east.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Laodicea
Laodicea (Λαοδικείᾳ, Laodikeia). One of several Greek cities of the same name in Asia and Asia Minor built by the Seleucids during the third century bc. The biblical Laodicea—designated “Laodicea on the Lycus” (Laodicea ad Lycum)—was located in Phrygia’s Lycus Valley, north of Colossae near present-day
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Laodicea (Place)
LAODICEA (PLACE) [Gk Laodikeia (Λαοδικεια)]. A city in the Lycus valley of SW Phrygia, hence called Laodicea ad Lycum to distinguish it from other cities of the same name.A. The Hellenistic and Roman CityB. Jewish SettlementC. The Church of LaodiceaA. The Hellenistic and Roman CityLaodicea was founded
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Laodicea, Laodiceans
Laodicea, Laodiceans. Largest of three cities in the broad valley area on the borders of Phrygia, Laodicea stood where the Lycus Valley joined the Maeander. Significantly, the western entrance to the city was called the Ephesian Gate. The traveler left the city on the east by the Syrian Gate, for the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Laodicea
Laodicea la-od-ə-sēʹə [Gk. Laodikia, or in most Greek literature Laodikeia] (Col. 2:1; 4:13–16; Rev. 1:11; 3:14–22). A city of Asia Minor.The ancient town of Diospolis (“city of Zeus”) or Rhoas was fortified as a Seleucid outpost by Antiochus II ca 250 b.c. and renamed for his wife Laodice. Situated
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Laodicea, Laodiceans
LAODICEA, LAODICEANS* Largest of three cities and its residents in the broad valley area on the borders of Phrygia, Laodicea stood where the Lycus Valley joined the Meander. Significantly, the western entrance to the city was called the Ephesian Gate. The traveler left the city on the east by the Syrian
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Laodicea
Laodicea (lay-od´i-see´uh), a prosperous commercial city in the region of Phrygia in northwest Asia Minor. It was named by Antiochus II of the Seleucid dynasty, which ruled Syria after the death of Alexander the Great. He named the city for his wife, Laodice. Situated on a plateau in the south of the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Laodicea
LAODICEA. A city of the Roman province of Asia in the area of Phrygia. Laodicea stood on an 850-foot hill ten miles from Colosse up the broad valley of the Lycus, a tributary of the Meander. It was c. 90 miles E of Ephesus by road on the great commercial route from the coast into the interior of Asia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Laodicea
LAODICEA. A city of SW Phrygia, in the Roman province of Asia, in the W of what is now Asiatic Turkey. It was founded by the Seleucid Antiochus II in the 3rd century bc, and called after his wife Laodice. It lay in the fertile valley of the Lycus (a tributary of the Maeander), close to *Hierapolis and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Laodicea
Laodicea (Gk. Laodɩ́keia)A city in Asia Minor, one of the seven churches addressed in Rev. 1–3. Laodicea ad Lycum was founded ca. 250 b.c. by the Syrian king Antiochus II, who named it after his wife Laodice. It stood on an elevated plateau in the Lychus River valley and was located ca. 10 km. (6 mi.)
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Laodicea
Laodicea [lāŏdˊə sēˊə] (Gk. Laodikeia). A city in Asia Minor (Rev. 1:11), rebuilt on the site of ancient Rhoas (Diospolis) ca. 250 B. C. by Antiochus II Theos and named after his wife Laodice. The ruins of the city are on the outskirts of modern Denizli, 10 km. (6 mi.) south of ancient Hierapolis
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Laodicea
LAODICEA A city in the Lycus Valley of Phrygia, in Asia Minor (Col 2:1; 4:13, 15). Laodicea was founded by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus II in the third century b.c. and named after his wife, Laodice. From the beginning, the city’s position on the main trade route between the eastern and western Roman
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Laodicea
Laodicea. A Hellenistic city of the Roman province of Asia. It was the seat of an early Christian Church to which St *Paul wrote an epistle (Col. 4:16), perhaps the same as the extant Eph. The city was reproved at a somewhat later date by the writer of *Rev. (3:14 ff.) for being ‘neither cold nor
See also
Places Nearby