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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The street in Damascus where Saul (Paul) met Ananias to be healed of his blindness following his conversion (Acts 9:11).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Straight Street. Street in Damascus where Paul lodged after his vision of Jesus and where, in the house of Judas, he was baptized by Ananias and recovered his eyesight (Acts 9:11). The street is called “Straight,” no doubt, because unlike many others this one was straight. It still is, though on an elevation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
STRAIGHT STREET Street in Damascus where Paul lodged after his encounter with the risen Jesus and where, in the house of Judas, he was baptized by Ananias and recovered his eyesight (Acts 9:11). The street is called “Straight” because, unlike many others, this one was straight. It still is straight,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
STRAIGHT STREET. A term (GR. eutheia) used to name one of the main streets traversing Damascus (Acts 9:11). The traditional street called “Straight” is c. two miles long crossing the city from NE to SW. beginning at the present East Gate of the old walled city that dates from Roman times (see Damascus).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Straight, Street Called
Straight, Street CalledA street in Damascus which Saul of Tarsus (Paul) was instructed to enter after his encounter with the resurrected Jesus, the home of one Judas (Acts 9:11). Like many cities of the classical period (e.g., Caesarea, Gerasa), Damascus was bisected by a long, broad colonnaded street
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Straight, Street Called
Straight, Street Called (Gk. rhýmē kalouménē Eutheia). A street in Damascus where a Jew named Judas lived, to whose home Paul was directed and where he stayed after his vision of Jesus outside the city (Acts 9:11). The street was the main thoroughfare of the city, running east to west, flanked
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
STRAIGHT STREET. One of the ancient thoroughfares of Damascus, on which was located the house of Judas, where Paul was visited by Ananias (Acts 9:11). It still retains the same name in an Arabic form (Derb el-Mustakim), running westward from the Bab es-Shurky, or East Gate. Its length was about one English
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
StraightThe shortest distance between two points is a straight line. We all know this from experience, even if we never understood high-school geometry. However, using the word straight in this manner can lend it a very utilitarian feel. If we never take any detours, we never see any of the scenery.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
STRAIGHT; STRAIGHTWAY<strat>, <strat’-wa>: “Straiglit” and “strait” are two entirely different words that have no connection with each other in English, the former being derived from the Anglo-Saxon, while the latter has come back from the Latin through the Romance. At some point still farther back,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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