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Perga
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Perga (Place)
PERGA (PLACE) [Gk Pergē (Περγη)]. An important Greek city in Pamphylia, visited by Paul at the beginning and end of his first missionary excursion into the interior of Asia Minor ca. a.d. 47–48 (Acts 13:13; 14:25).According to the book of Acts, Paul and his associates, Barnabas and John (Mark), sailed
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Perga
Perga. City probably of very early Greek origin and the religious capital of ancient Pamphylia. In the 2nd century bc. the Romans overthrew a Syrian garrison there, and thereafter the city apparently had a substantial degree of independence from external control.On their first missionary journey Paul
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Perga
Perga pûrʹgə [Gk. Pergē]. A major Greek city of Pamphylia in southern Asia Minor, located a few kilometers upstream from the mouth of the Cestrus and about 8 km (5 mi) W of the river itself, an advantageous location in an era of piracy (2nd and 1st cents b.c.). That shipping had direct access to Perga,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Perga
PERGA City probably of very early Greek origin and the religious capital of ancient Pamphylia. In the second century bc, the Romans overthrew a Syrian garrison there, and thereafter the city apparently had a substantial degree of independence from external control.On their first missionary journey,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Perga
Perga (puhr´guh), a city near the Kestros River in the district of Pamphylia, about twelve miles inland from the southern coast of Asia Minor. Excavations at the site have brought to light an inscription indicating that the inhabitants considered Greek heroes of the Trojan War to be the founders of their
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Perga
PERGA. Perga was the capital of the district, later the Roman province, of Pamphylia on the southern coast of Asia Minor, located on the Cestrus River, 12 miles inland from its port city of Attalia. On Paul’s first missionary journey, he seems to have passed through Perga without stopping as he made
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Perga
PERGA. An ancient city of unknown foundation in *Pamphylia; well sited in an extensive valley, watered by the Cestrus. It was the religious capital of Pamphylia, like Ephesus, a ‘cathedral city’ of Artemis, whose temple stood on a nearby hill. Like most cities on that pirate-ridden coast, Perga stands
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Perga
Perga (Gk. Pérgē)A prominent Greco-Roman city located near the Cestrus River in the region of Pamphylia (cf. Strabo Geog. 14.4.2), ca. 12 km. (8 mi.) N of the Mediterranean coast in southern Asia Minor. Important roads led north from the city into the interior of Asia Minor. The prosperity of the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Perga
Perga [pûrˊ gə] (Gk. Pergē). An important city in Pamphylia (southern Asia Minor) near the modern village of Murtana, east-northeast of the seaport of Antalya (biblical Attalia) about 12 km. (8 mi.) from the coast and 8 km. (5 mi.) west of the Cestrus river. Perga was located on the main
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Perga
PERGA A city in Pamphylia on the southern coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). Perga was the main religious center for Pamphylia and boasted a temple of Artemis. The city was visited by Paul and Barnabas on Paul’s first missionary journey (Acts 13:13; 14:25). There John Mark left Paul and Barnabas and
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Perga
Per´ga (earthy), a city of Pamphylia, Acts 13:13, situated on the river Cestius, at a distance of 60 stadia (7½ miles) from its mouth, and celebrated in antiquity for the worship of Artemis (Diana).