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Lycaonia
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A region in central Asia Minor. Paul visited two cities in Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, during his first missionary journey (Acts 14:6–22), and passed through the region twice more (Acts 16:1–5; 18:23). Luke refers to Lycaonia as the district around those cities (Acts 14:6). It is called the “region of Galatia” in Acts 18:23 (ESV).In Paul’s day, Lycaonia consisted of two parts, east and west. The western part was a subdivision of the Roman province Galatia. The eastern part was called Lycaonia Antiochiana, after Antiochus of Commagene under whom it had been placed by the Romans in ad 37. Lycaonia was bordered on the west by Phrygia, the north by ethnic Galatia, and the east by Cappadocia. To the south lie the Taurus Mountains.According to the “south Galatian” view, churches in this region were recipients of Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (see the following article: Galatia).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lycaonia
Lycaonia (Λυκαονία, Lykaonia). A region in central Asia Minor. Paul visited two cities in Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, during his first missionary journey (Acts 14:6–22), and passed through the region twice more (Acts 16:1–5; 18:23). Luke refers to Lycaonia as the district around those cities (Acts 14:6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lycaonia (Place)
LYCAONIA (PLACE) [Gk Lykaonia (Λυκαονια)]. The territory of the Lycaones was a region of Central Asia Minor N of the Taurus range, bordered on the W by Phrygia, on the E by Cappadocia, and on the N (after 232 b.c.) by ethnic Galatia.A. General HistoryThe name Lycaones is probably related to Lukka,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lycaonia
Lycaonia. Region in the southern interior of Asia Minor, north of the Taurus Mountains. Prior to Roman occupation it was bordered on the north by Galatia, on the south by Cilicia, on the east by Cappadocia, and on the west by Phrygia and Pisidia. Like many of its neighboring states, Lycaonia was from
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lycaonia
Lycaonia lik-ā-ōʹnēə, līkə-ōʹnē-ə [Gk. Lykaonia]. A region in the southern part of the Anatolian plateau (Acts 14:6). Anatolia (Asia Minor) is divided into three geographical regions: the Armenian highlands in the east, the Anatolian plateau in the center, and the mountainous region, cut by valleys
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lycaonia
LYCAONIA Region in the southern interior of the Roman province of Asia (also called Asia Minor), north of the Taurus Mountains. Prior to Roman occupation, it was bordered on the north by Galatia, on the south by Cilicia, on the east by Cappadocia, and on the west by Phrygia and Pisidia. Like many of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lycaonia
Lycaonia (lik´uh-oh´nee-uh), a district in central Asia Minor located on a plateau north of the Taurus Mountains and bounded by the districts of Cappadocia, Cilicia, Pisidia, Phrygia, and Galatia. Annexed to the district of Galatia ca. 35 bce, it became, with Galatia, part of the Roman Empire ca. 25
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lycaonia
LYCAONIA. A region of southern Asia Minor subject to varying boundaries. In the 1st cen. a.d., however, it was part of the Roman province of Galatia (except for a small sector in the eastern extremity).In Acts 14:5–6, Lystra and Derbe are called “cities of Lycaonia.” While the Gr. language was widely
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lycaonia
LYCAONIA, a territory in S-central Asia Minor, so called from the Lykaones who inhabited it, mentioned by ancient writers from Xenophon (early 4th century bc) onwards. In Pompey’s settlement of W Asia Minor (64 bc) the W part of Lycaonia was added to Cilicia, the E part to Cappadocia, and the N part
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lycaonia
Lycaonia (Gk. Lykaonɩ́a)In NT times, a southern region of the province of Galatia, N of the Taurus Mountains, E of Phrygia, S of ethnic Galatia, and W of Cappadocia. The area received its name from the Lukka (Lykaones), the Anatolian people who originally lived in the area. Leading Lycaonian cities
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lycaonia
Lycaonia [lĭkˊĭ ōˊnĭ ə, līˊkə ōˊnĭ ə] (Gk. Lykaonia). A region situated on the dry Anatolian plateau north of the Taurus mountains of Cilicia and Pamphylia, east of Phrygia and Pisidia, south of the region of Galatia proper, and west of Cappadocia. During the first century A.D. the greater part
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lycaonia
LYCAONIA A territory in central Asia Minor that derived its name from its inhabitants, the Lykaones. The area was divided up among several surrounding regions by Pompey the Great in 64 b.c.: the west was attached to Cilicia; the east to Cappadocia; and the north to Galatia. Nevertheless, the Lykaones
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lycaonia
Lycao´nia (land of Lycanon, or wolfland), a district of Asia Minor. From what is said in Acts 14:11 of “the speech of Lycaonia,” it is evident that the inhabitants of the district, in St. Paul’s day, spoke something very different from ordinary Greek. Whether this language was some Syrian dialect or