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Miletus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A declining center of commerce on the western coast of Asia Minor during the New Testament period. The site of Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders (Acts 20:15) and the place where Paul left Trophimus to recover from his illness (2 Tim 4:20).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Miletus
Miletus (Μίλητος, Milētos). A declining center of commerce on the western coast of Asia Minor during the New Testament period. The site of Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders (Acts 20:15) and the place where Paul left Trophimus to recover from his illness (2 Tim 4:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Miletus (Place)
MILETUS (PLACE) [Gk Milētos (Μιλητος)]. A city on the SW coast of Turkey where Paul stopped and sent for the elders of Ephesus (Acts 20:15, 17), and where Paul had to leave Trophimus, who was ill (2 Tim 4:20).The city is near the mouth of the Meander River on the SW coast of Turkey, 30 miles due S
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Miletus, Miletum
Miletus, Miletum. Important Greek city located at the mouth of the Meander River. It was settled by Crete as early as 1339–1288 bc. Miletus had contact with the Hittite Empire. Her king, in fact, was claimed as a vassal by the Hittite ruler. C. Weickert’s excavations (1956 onward) indicate that Miletus,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Miletus
Miletus mī-lēʹtəs [Gk Milētos]. The most illustrious Ionian seaport on the west coast of Asia Minor, situated on the south promontory of a gulf into which the Meander River once emptied. It lies in ruins today, but the small town of Palatia occupies part of the ancient site.Although the identification
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Miletum, Miletus
MILETUM*, MILETUS Important Greek city located at the mouth of the Meander River. It was settled by Crete as early as 1339–1288 bc. Miletus had contact with the Hittite Empire. Her king, in fact, was claimed as a vassal by the Hittite ruler. Excavations indicate that Miletus, once destroyed by fire,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Miletus
Miletus (mi-lee´tuhs), a large port and commercial center at the ancient mouth of the Meander River on the west coast of Asia Minor. The city was originally founded by the Ionians about the eleventh century bce. The Persians controlled the port at least twice, but it was freed by Alexander the Great
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Miletus
MILETUS. A city which lay on the S shore of the Latonian Gulf, which penetrated Caria in SW Asia Minor and which received the waters of the Maeander River. A commercial and cultural center during the 7th and 6th cen. b.c., Miletus led the Ionian revolt against Persia in 499 b.c. and was destroyed by
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Miletus
MILETUS. The most S of the great Ionian (Gk.) cities on the W coast of Asia Minor. It flourished as a commercial centre, and in the 8th, 7th and 6th centuries bc established many colonies in the Black Sea area and also had contact with Egypt. Pharaoh Neco dedicated an offering in a Milesian temple after
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Miletus
Miletus (Gk. Mɩ́lētos)An important port with four harbors in southwestern Asia Minor, situated on a promontory where the Meander River meets the Latmian Gulf. It became a large trade center and boasted a sizable population at the time of the writing of the NT. First colonized by Cretans in the Minoan
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Miletus
Miletus [mī lēˊtəs] (Gk. Milētos). A city on the western coast of Asia Minor, on the south side of the estuary of the Maeander river. In ancient times Miletus was an important port with four harbors, but the harbors have long since been silted up. The remains of the city are now several kilometers
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Miletus
MILETUS A city on the western coast of Asia Minor near the mouth of the Meander River, about thirty miles south of Ephesus. Paul paid a visit to Miletus and summoned the elders of Ephesus there (Acts 20:15, 17). His farewell address to the people was so moving that the elders wept and embraced and kissed
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Miletus
Mile´tus, Acts 20:15, 17, less correctly called Miletum in 2 Tim. 4:20. It lay on the coast, 36 miles to the south of Ephesus, a day’s sail from Trogyllium. Acts 20:15. Moreover, to those who are sailing from the north it is in the direct line for Cos. The site of Miletus has now receded ten miles from
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