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Mitylene
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city on the eastern coast of the island of Lesbos, which Paul visited on his third missionary journey en route to Jerusalem. Paul’s ship stopped at Lesbos, which is in the Aegean Sea, presumably for an overnight stay before heading toward Chios (Acts 20:14).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mitylene
Mitylene (Μιτυλήνη, Mitylēnē). A city on the eastern coast of the island of Lesbos, which Paul visited on his third missionary journey en route to Jerusalem. Paul’s ship stopped at Lesbos, which is in the Aegean Sea, presumably for an overnight stay before heading toward Chios (Acts 20:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mitylene (Place)
MITYLENE (PLACE) [Gk Mitylēnē (Μιτυληνη)]. The chief city of the island of Lesbos, the largest of the Aegean islands located near the shore of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Paul briefly visited this city during his third missionary journey (Acts 20:14). Paul, after visiting Macedonia, traveled to Troas
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mitylene
Mitylene. Main city on the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea near the northwestern coast of Asia Minor. Mitylene was a seaport with two harbors. Originally it had been built on a small island separate from Lesbos. In NT times it was connected with the main island by a raised roadway across a narrow
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mitylene
Mitylene mit-ə-lēʹnē [Gk Mitylēnē] (Acts 20:14). A town on the island of Lesbos, located off the northwest coast of Asia Minor about 100 km (60 mi) S of Troy. At the end of his third missionary journey, Paul stopped briefly at Mitylene as he traveled from Philippi down the western side of Asia Minor
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mitylene
MITYLENE Main city on the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea near the northwestern coast of Asia Minor. Mitylene was a seaport with two harbors. Originally it had been built on a small island separate from Lesbos. In NT times it was connected with the main island by a raised roadway across a narrow stretch
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mitylene
Mitylene (mit´uh-lee´nee), the main city and harbor on the east side of the large island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, just off the northwest coast of Asia Minor. The Greek poet Sappho lived there. In the Roman period, it was a popular resort city. Paul and his companions stopped at Mitylene on their
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mitylene
MITYLENE. The leading city of Lesbos, an island lying off the NW coast of Asia Minor not far from Pergamum (on the E) and Alexandria Troas (on the N). It was early populated by Aeolian Greeks, and in Roman times enjoyed the status of a holiday resort. Paul stopped here briefly on his way from Greece
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Mitylene
MITYLENE. An ancient republic of the Aeolian Greeks and the principal state of the island of Lesbos. Its situation at the cross-roads of Europe and Asia frequently placed its political fortunes in jeopardy, until under the pax Romana it settled down as an honoured subordinate, highly favoured by the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mitylene
Mitylene (Gk. Mitylḗnē)A major city and port of the island of Lesbos, in the Aegean Sea, located off the northwest coast of Asia Minor. On the eastern side of the island, Mitylene (modern Mitilɩ́ni) is ca. 10 km. (6 mi.) NW of the far eastern tip of the island. The Greek poet Sappho resided there.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mitylene
Mitylene [mĭtˊə lēˊnĭ] (Gk. Mitylēnē).† A port and the major city of the island of Lesbos, which lies in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Asia Minor. The city is ca. 10 km. (6 mi.) northwest of the eastern tip of the island. Colonized by the Aeolians ca. 1000 B.C., the city came
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Mitylene
MITYLENE The chief city and seaport of the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea. During his third missionary journey, Paul spent the night at Mitylene before sailing to Chios and Samos (Acts 20:14).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mitylene
Mityle´ne (mutilated), the chief town of Lesbos, an island of the Ægean Sea, 7½ miles from the opposite point of Asia Minor. The city is situated on the east coast of the island. Mitylene is the intermediate place where St. Paul stopped for the night between Assos and Chios. Acts 20:14, 15. The town