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Paphos
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A proconsular city on the southwest coast of Cyprus, founded in 320 bc. There actually were two ancient cities about 10 miles (16 km) apart: Nea Paphos (“New Paphos”), the setting of Acts 13:6–12, and Palaepaphos (“Old Paphos”), which was first inhabited during the fourth millennium bc.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Paphos
Paphos (Πάφος, Paphos). A proconsular city on the southwest coast of Cyprus, founded in 320 bc. There actually were two ancient cities about 10 miles (16 km) apart: Nea Paphos (“New Paphos”), the setting of Acts 13:6–12, and Palaepaphos (“Old Paphos”), which was first inhabited during the fourth millennium
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Paphos (Place)
PAPHOS (PLACE) [Gk Paphos (Παφος)]. A city in the SW of the island of Cyprus (34°45´N; 32°25´E), seat of the island’s administrative government during the NT period. The Paphos of Acts 13:6–13 is actually the newer of two neighboring cities bearing the same name, sometimes differentiated by the terms
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Paphos
Paphos. Originally a Phoenician settlement in southwest Cyprus. “Old Paphos” was supplemented by a Greek settlement, “New Paphos,” some 10 miles distant, becoming the administrative center when Cyprus became a senatorial province of Rome in 22 bc. The combined city was famous for its temple, dedicated
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Paphos
Paphos pāʹfos [Gk. Paphos]. A town on the southwest coast of Cyprus. Old Paphos (now known as Kouklia) seems to have been settled by Greek colonists during the Mycenaean period, although some attribute the original settlement to the Phoenicians. New Paphos, 16 km (10 mi) NW of Old Paphos, developed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Paphos
PAPHOS Originally a Phoenician settlement in southwest Cyprus. “Old Paphos” was supplemented by a Greek settlement, “New Paphos,” some 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) distant; the new one became the administrative center when Cyprus became a senatorial province of Rome in 22 bc. The combined city was famous
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Paphos
Paphos (pay´fos), a city located on a rocky plateau along the southwestern coast of Cyprus, visited by Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. It was here that they met the Roman proconsul Sergius Paulus and the Jewish prophet Elymas (Bar-Jesus), associated with him (Acts 13:6–12). The city
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Paphos
Traditional site of the landing of Venus near Paphos after the goddess was born at sea. HFVPAPHOS. A city on the W end of Cyprus. It was the capital of Cyprus during the Roman administration. When Paul and Barnabas had evangelized Cyprus from Salamis at the E end to Paphos in the W, they preached
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Paphos
PAPHOS. The name of two settlements in SW Cyprus in NT times, distinguished by scholars as Old and New Paphos. The former was a Phoenician foundation of great antiquity lying slightly inland from the coast. New Paphos grew up, after the Romans annexed the island in 58 bc, as the centre of Rom. rule,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Paphos
Paphos (Gk. Páphos)A city on the southwest coast of Cyprus, visited by Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey (Acts 13:6–13). Their visit was actually to New Paphos, established in the 4th century b.c. as a port town at the site of modern Baffo, some 15 km. (9 mi.) distant from the older
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Paphos
Paphos [pāˊfŏs] (Gk. Paphos). A city on the southwest coast of the island of Cyprus, visited by Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey (Acts 13:6–13). Their visit was actually to New Paphos, established in the fourth century B.C. as a port town at the site of modern Baffo, some 15 km.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Paphos
PAPHOS A city on the west coast of Cyprus. Paul visited Paphos on his first missionary journey (Acts 13:6–13). Here the apostle encountered the Roman proconsul Sergius Paulus and had a dispute with the Jewish magician Elymas.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Paphos
Pa´phos (boiling, or hot), a town at the west end of Cyprus, connected by a road with Salamis at the east end. It was founded b.c. 1184 (during the period of the judges in Israel). Paul and Barnabas travelled, on their first missionary expedition, “through the isle,” from the latter place to the former.