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Samos
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Samos
Samos (Σάμος, Samos). A small island off the coast of Asia Minor in the Aegean Sea, which Paul passed on his third missionary journey (Acts 20:15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Samos (Place)
SAMOS (PLACE) [Gk Samos (Σαμος)]. One of the most important islands of the Aegean, located one mile from the W shore of Asia Minor (modern Turkey) SW of Ephesus and NW of Miletus (37°45´N; 26°49´E). Samos is a mountainous island, hence its name, which means “height” or “mountain”; it is 14 miles in width
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Samos
Samos. Small Greek island located off the coast of Asia Minor in the Aegean Sea near the promontory of Trogyllium. This Ionian island was positioned southwest of Ephesus and northwest of Miletus. In Paul’s day, it was a prosperous commercial center and considered autonomous by Rome. In his wish to bypass
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Samos
Samos sāʹmos [Gk. Samos—‘height, mountain’; see Strabo viii.3.19 (346), x.2.17 (457)] (1 Macc. 15:23; Acts 20:15). One of the most famous of the Ionian islands, third in size among the group that includes Chios, Cos, and Lesbos. It measures about 43 km (27 mi) from E to W and about 24 km (15 mi) at
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Samos
SAMOS Small Greek island located off the coast of Asia Minor in the Aegean Sea near the promontory of Trogyllium. This Ionian island was positioned southwest of Ephesus and northwest of Miletus. In Paul’s day, it was a prosperous commercial center and considered autonomous by Rome. In his wish to bypass
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Samos
Samos (say´mos), a mountainous island twenty-eight miles long and twelve and a half miles wide, located about a mile and a half from the western coast of Asia Minor, opposite Trogyllium. Greek settlers arrived on Samos ca. 1000 bce. The Samian fleet was famous throughout various periods of history. In
Island
island. A number of specific islands are referred to in the Bible.1 Arvad, in northern Phoenicia, an island-city located two miles offshore (Ezek. 27:8, 11).2 Cauda, a small island south of Crete where, according to Acts, Paul took refuge during a storm (27:13–17).3 Chios, an island off the northern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Samos
SAMOS. (samos). An island in the Aegean Sea, about a mile off the coast of Lydia in Asia Minor, SW of Ephesus and NW of Miletus. Its city of the same name was noted in ancient times for its fine pottery and wine, and was a noted center for the worship of the goddess Juno. There is a strait about a mile
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Samos
SAMOS. One of the larger islands in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Asia Minor SW of Ephesus. An Ionian settlement, it had been an important maritime state. Under the Romans it was part of the province of Asia until Augustus made it a free state in 17 bc. On his way back to Judaea from his third missionary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Samos
Samos (Gk. Sámos)A mountainous island in the Aegean Sea, ca. 1.6 km. (1 mi.) from the coast of Asia Minor, SW of Ephesus, with a city of the same name as its capital. A cultural and naval center, Samos was the birthplace of Pythagoras. Rome sent Samos and other cities a letter declaring support for
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Samos
Samos [sāˊmŏs] (Gk. Samos). A mountainous island in the Aegean Sea, 2 km. (1.4 mi.) from Trogyllium in Asia Minor and southwest of Ephesus. Founded by Ionian colonists in the eleventh century B.C., Samos was an important naval force in ancient times and the birthplace of the philosopher Pythagoras.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Samos
SAMOS A large island in the Aegean, off the southwest coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey). The name of the island means “height” or “mountain,” describing its mountainous and rugged terrain. The Roman consul Lucius sent letters instructing the officials on the island to live at peace with the local Jewish
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Samos
Samos, a Greek island off that part of Asia Minor where Ionia touches Caria. Samos comes before our notice in the detailed account of St. Paul’s return from his third missionary journey. Acts 20:15.