An island in the north Aegean Sea.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
LesbosLesbos (modern Mytilini) is a Greek island in Aegean Sea off coast of Asia Minor; about 650 square miles (1,680 square kilometers); important naval and colonizing power in early history of Greece; famed for school of poets (7th century bc) and as birthplace of Sappho; passed to Turkey 1462, to
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Lesbos(alt. names: Mytilene, Issa). Northeast Aegean; third-largest Aegean island (after Crete and Euboea); rich in olives and viticulture; one of the most wooded islands in the Aegean (see map 9, K5). Approx. 60 early Christian churches (and other monuments) have been identified on L. (Orlandos, 1929,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LESBOS lez´buhs [Λέσβος Lesbos]. An island in the northeastern Aegean Sea that was home to Sappho, the 6th-cent. poet. Paul and his companions stopped at the double harbor of its capital Mitylene en route from Troas to Miletus (Acts 20:14). Neolithic archaeological sites are remnants of Lesbos’ most