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Area of southern Asia Minor along the Mediterranean Sea associated with Paul’s journeys. Lycia was a district south of the provinces of Asia and Pisidia (southern Galatia) and west of Pamphylia. The region is part of modern southwestern Turkey.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
LYCIA (PLACE) [Gk Lysias (Λυσιας)]. A rugged, mountainous district on the SW coast of Asia Minor. According to 1 Macc 15:23, Lycia was among the recipients of a letter from the Roman consul Lucius Calpurnius Piso in the 2d century b.c.e. concerning the Roman alliance with the Jews. Lycia is also mentioned
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lycia. Country located in southwest Asia Minor, bounded on the northwest by Caria, on the north by Phrygia and Pisidia, on the northeast by Pamphylia, and on the west, south, and east by the Mediterranean Sea. The geography of the region combines rugged mountainous terrain with fertile valleys formed
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lycia lishʹyə [Gk. Lykia]. A region on the western part of the southern coast of Asia Minor, bounded on the west by Caria, on the east by Pamphylia, and on the north by Pisidia (1 Macc. 15:23; Acts 27:5). Lycia is a rugged, mountainous region, the only level portions being the alluvial plains formed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LYCIA Country located in the southwest part of the Roman province of Asia (commonly known as Asia Minor), bounded on the northwest by Caria, on the north by Phrygia and Pisidia, on the northeast by Pamphylia, and on the west, south, and east by the Mediterranean Sea. The geography of the region combines
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lycia (lish´uh), a coastal district in southwestern Asia Minor, bounded to the west by Lydia, to the north by Pisidia, and to the east by Pamphylia. Its principal city, Xanthus (modern Günük), headed a federation of cities and towns populated by a people possibly of Hittite origin, at least from the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LYCIA. This Roman province occupied the SW tip of Asia Minor. A rather mountainous region, its chief importance lay in its harbors, of which two are mentioned in the NT. Paul touched at Patara in the course of his last journey to Jerusalem, where he changed ships, presumably to make faster time (Acts
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LYCIA. A small district on the S coast of Asia Minor containing the broad valley of the river Xanthus, mountains rising to over 3,000 m, and the seaports *Patara and *Myra (Acts 21:1; 27:5). Although some sculptures and inscriptions have been preserved, the origin of the Lycian people is obscure. They
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lycia (Gk. Lykɩ́a; Akk. Lukki)A wooded, mountainous country on the southwest coast of Asia Minor. Lycia is bordered on the west by Caria, on the east by Pamphylia, and on the north by Phrygia and Pisidia. The coastal region is enriched by the fertile Xanthus Valley. The region was colonized early by
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lycia [lĭshˊĭ ə] (Gk. Lykia; Akk. Lukki). A mountainous region on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor, bounded on the west by Caria, on the north by Phrygia and Pisidia, and on the east by Pamphylia. The principal city was Xanthus (modern Günük). Anatolian elements akin to the Hittites are attested
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LYCIA A mountainous region on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor. The Lycians, along with several other peoples, received a letter from the Roman consul, Lucius, warning them against all forms of hostility toward the Jews of Palestine, with whom the Romans had made an alliance (1 Macc 15:23). Lycia
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lyc´ia (land of Lycus) is the name of that southwestern region of the peninsula of Asia Minor which is immediately opposite the island of Rhodes. The Lycians were incorporated in the Persian empire, and their ships were conspicuous in the great war against the Greeks (Herod. vii.91, 92). After the death