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Patara
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Patara
Patara (Πάταρα, Patara). A seaport in the region of Lycia where Paul changed ships on his last trip to Jerusalem (Acts 21:1–2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Patara (Place)
PATARA (PLACE) [Gk Patara (Παταρα)]. A prominent seaport city of Lycia, a region of SW Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Patara, which served as the port for the city of Xanthus (Xanthus = 36°22´N; 29°20´E), is located just 7 miles E of the mouth of the Xanthus River. The importance of Patara is indicated
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Patara
Patara. Seaport of the ancient region of Lycia, now located in modern Turkey. The ancient city, one of the largest and most prosperous of the region, was a center of trade and commerce. A temple to Apollo stood in Patara. Remains of a theater and baths can still be seen. Prevailing winds made Patara
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Patara
Patara patʹə-rə [Gk. Patara] (Acts 21:1). One of the main cities of Lycia, which is the mountainous outcrop of southern Asia Minor between Rhodes and Cyprus, SW of Pamphylia. Strabo described Lycia as “exceedingly well supplied with harbors and inhabited by decent people.” The latter point is his way
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Patara
PATARA Seaport of the ancient region of Lycia, now located in modern Turkey. The ancient city, one of the largest and most prosperous of the region, was a center of trade and commerce. A temple to Apollo stood in Patara. Remains of a theater and baths can still be seen there. Prevailing winds made Patara
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Patara
PATARA. A seaport of Lycia on the SW coast of Asia Minor, c. 60 miles E of Rhodes. It was situated c. six miles E of the mouth of the Xanthus River. The city was said to have been founded by Patarus, son of the god Apollo. Worshipped as Apollo Pataraeus, his temple and oracle were famous. Extensive remains
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Patara
PATARA. A seaport of SW *Lycia, in the Xanthus valley. Besides local trade it was important as being a suitable starting-point for a sea passage direct to Phoenicia (*Ships and Boats). According to the commonly accepted Alexandrian text of Acts 21:1, Paul trans-shipped at Patara on his way to Jerusalem.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Patara
Patara (Gk. Pátara)The major port of Lycia situated on the southwest coast opposite Rhodes, 9.6 km. (6 mi.) E of the mouth of the Xanthus River. A prosperous city, Patara was one of the six largest cities of the Lycian league (Strabo Geog. 14.3.2–3). Here Paul changed ships to sail to Phoenicia during
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Patara
Patara [pătˊə rə] (Gk. tá Patara). The major port of Lycia situated on the southwest coast opposite Rhodes, 9.6 km. (6 mi.) east of the mouth of the Xanthus river. A prosperous city, Patara was one of the six largest cities of the Lycian league (Strabo Geog. xiv.3.2–3). Here Paul changed ships
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Patara
PATARA A seaport in the region of Lycia, in southwestern Asia Minor (modern Turkey). The city was located at the mouth of the Xanthus River. Paul made a brief stopover at Patara when returning from his final missionary journey (Acts 21:1–2).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Patara
Pat´ara (city of Patarus), a Lycian city situated on the southwestern shore of Lycia, not far from the left bank of the river Xanthus. The coast here is very mountainous and bold. Immediately opposite is the island of Rhodes. Patara was practically the seaport of the city of Xanthus, which was ten miles
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Patara
PAT´ARA (patʹa-ra). A seaport where Paul changed ships during his third missionary journey (Acts 21:1–2). Located on the coast of Lycia, it was a city of magnificence and large population in Paul’s time. Its ruins are impressive, though unfortunately nearly everything to be seen there today dates after