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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Angels of the Seven Churches
Angels of the Seven Churches (ἄγγελοι τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐκκλησιῶν, angeloi tōn hepta ekklēsiōn). The meaning ascribed to the seven stars of Rev 1:20 and recipients of the seven messages in Rev 2–3.
Seven Churches
Seven Churches Congregations to whom John is instructed to write in Revelation 2–3; located in seven cities of western Asia Minor: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.At the start of John’s vision in Revelation, he is told to write letters to these churches—or, more
Thyatira
Thyatira (Θυάτειρα, Thyateira). A city in western Asia Minor; its church was one of the recipients of the letters in Revelation (Acts 16:14; Rev 2:18–29). Thyatira was also a significant center for wool trade, which sheds light on the Lydia’s trade involving purple dye in Acts 16:14–15.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Angels of the Seven Churches
ANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES (Gk aggeloi tōn hepta ekklēsiōn (ἀγγελοι των ἑπτα ἑκκλησιων)). This expression is found only in Rev 1:20 in the preparatory vision of the risen Lord (1:9–20). Here the angels of the seven churches are equated with the seven stars in the Lord’s right hand (cf. 1:16).
Seven Churches
SEVEN CHURCHES [Gk hai hepta ekklēsiai (αἱ ἑπτα ἑκκλησιαι)]. The seven churches are those in seven cities of the Roman province of proconsular Asia on the west central coast of Asia Minor. They are the addressees of Revelation (1:4, 11, 20), and individual letters are addressed to each of them in
Thyatira (Place)
THYATIRA (PLACE) [Gk Thyatira (Θυατιρα)]. City in Lydia, in W Asia Minor, at the junction of roads between Lydia and Mysia, on the plain of the river Lycus (modern Akhisar; 38°54´N, 27°50´E).Very few architectural remains have been found at the site, but inscriptions show an active civic and social
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Thyatira
Thyatira. One of the seven churches of the Apocalypse. The city was founded by the Lydian kingdom and later captured by Seleucus, Alexander’s general. It then served as a border settlement to preserve his kingdom from Lysimacus, his rival to the west.After the kingdom of Pergamum was founded (282 bc),
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Angels of the Seven Churches
Angels of the Seven Churches It is evident from the contexts of the various biblical passages in which the word “angel” appears that the word does not always represent the same idea. In such passages as Dnl. 12:1 and Acts 12:15 it would seem that the angel was generally regarded as a superhuman being
Seven Churches
Seven Churches [Gk. hai heptá ekklēsíai] (Rev. 1:4, 11, 20). The seven churches of Asia to which the book of Revelation is addressed, located in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea (1:11). Individual letters are addressed to these churches in chs 2–3.
Thyatira
Thyatira thī-ə-tī̀rə [Gk. Thyateira] (Acts 16:14; Rev. 1:11; 2:18, 24). A city in Asia Minor, lying off the main highway between Pergamum to the west and Sardis to the southeast (for the relevance of this see S. Johnson, JBL, 77 [1958], 1), 80 km (50 mi) NE of Smyrna on a branch of the Hermus River;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Thyatira
THYATIRA Location of one of the seven local churches in the book of Revelation. The city was founded by the Lydian kingdom and later captured by Seleucus, Alexander’s general. It then served as a border settlement to preserve his kingdom from Lysimachus, his rival to the west.After the kingdom of Pergamum
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Thyatira
Thyatira (thi´uh-ti´ruh), a city (modern Akhisar), about fifty-five miles northeast of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. It lay on the road between Pergamum and Sardis in Lydia (or at times in Mysia) on the Lycus River. Founded as a Hellenistic city by Seleucus I Nicator in 300 bce, it had developed many industrial
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Angels of the Seven Churches
ANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES. Rev 2–3 contains a series of letters addressed to the “angels” of the churches at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea—all in Asia Minor. The letters contain words of praise, censure, and exhortation, with attendant warning in the event
Thyatira
Ancient ruins at Thyatira. Robert CooleyTHYATIRA. Thyatira was located 52 miles NE of Smyrna on a main road joining the Caicus and Hermus river valleys. A great trading city, its height came about a.d. 100. There is evidence of more trade guilds there than in any other Asian city. Lydia a seller of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Angels of the Churches
ANGELS OF THE CHURCHES. The ‘seven stars’ of the Patmos vision are explained as referring to ‘the angels (angeloi) of the seven churches’ (Rev. 1:20), to whom the letters of Rev. 2 and 3 are then addressed. The ‘angel’ concept is problematic. It is often taken either of guardian angels or of human leaders
Thyatira
THYATIRA. A city in the Roman province of Asia, in the W of what is now Asiatic Turkey. It occupied an important position in a low-lying ‘corridor’ connecting the Hermus and Caicus valleys. It was a frontier garrison, first on the W frontier of the territory of Seleucus I of Syria, and later, after changing
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thyatira
Thyatira (Gk. Thyátira)A city (modern Akhisar) just E of the Pergamum/Sardis highway on the plain of the river Lycus. Little is known of its earliest years, but evidence suggests that it was founded in the 2nd century b.c. Following the Greek conquests of the 4th century and the subsequent kingdoms
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Thyatira
Thyatira [thīˊə tīˊrə] (Gk. Thyateira).† A city in the ancient region of Lydia ca. 82 km. (50 mi.) northeast of modern Izmir (Smyrna), 62 km. (38 mi.) east-northeast of Bergama (Pergamum), and 70 km. (42 mi.) from the Aegean coast. The modern city is called Akhisar.Thyatira was refounded
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Seven Churches
SEVEN CHURCHES Seven Christian communities in seven cities of Asia Minor: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. The churches are addressed in Rev 1:4, 11, 20, and individual letters are sent to them in Rev 2–3. All seven churches were geographically in the region that
Thyatira
THYATIRA A city in Lydia, in western Asia Minor between Sardis and Pergamum. The city was well known for its brassware and its wool trade. Lydia of Thyatira, “a seller of purple goods,” was Paul’s first convert at Philippi (Acts 16:14). The church of Thyatira was one of the seven churches addressed by
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Angels of the Churches
Angels of the Churches. The seven angels of the Churches of *Ephesus, *Smyrna, *Pergamum, *Thyatira, *Sardis, *Philadelphia, and *Laodicea mentioned in Rev. 1–3. To whom or what is the reference is much disputed. If the angels are men they may be bishops occupying their sees; if heavenly beings, they
Seven Churches
Seven Churches. The Churches in Asia Minor to which the letter of St *John, incorporated in Rev. (1–3), was addressed, namely *Ephesus, *Smyrna, *Pergamum, *Thyatira, *Sardis, *Philadelphia, and *Laodicea. A separate message for each of these Churches, appropriate to its particular temporal and spiritual
Thyatira
Thyatira, city in N. Lydia, now W. Turkey. It is one of the ‘Seven Churches’ addressed in Rev. (2:18–29) and the birthplace of St Paul’s convert Lydia, ‘a seller of purple’ (Acts 16:14), one of the industries for which the town was noted. In Rev. its Christian community is upbraided for tolerating
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