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Thessalonica
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Modern-day Thessaloniki or Salonica. One of the few Greek cities that has been continuously occupied from the Hellenistic era to the present day. Referenced in Acts 17:1–13, 27:2; Phil 4:16; 2 Tim 4:10. First and Second Thessalonians were written to the early church based there.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica
Thessalonica (Θεσσαλονίκη, Thessalonikē). Modern-day Thessaloniki or Salonica. One of the few Greek cities that has been continuously occupied from the Hellenistic era to the present day. Referenced in Acts 17:1–13, 27:2; Phil 4:16; 2 Tim 4:10. First and Second Thessalonians were written to the early
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica (Place)
THESSALONICA (PLACE) [Gk Thessalonikeus (Θεσσαλονικευς), Thessalonike (Θεσσαλονικη)]. City mentioned in Acts 17:1–13; 1–2 Thessalonians; Phil 4:16; and 2 Tim 4:10. It was founded in 316 b.c.e. by Cassander, the son of Antipater, whom Alexander the Great had left in charge of Macedonia. It was named in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Thessalonica
Thessalonica. Chief city of Macedonia and the seat of Roman administration in the century before Christ. In addition to a magnificent harbor Thessalonica had the good fortune of being located on the overland route from Italy to the East. This famous highway, called the Egnatian Way, ran directly through
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Thessalonica
Thessalonica theś-əlō-nī̀kə [Gk. Thessalonikē]; THESSALONIAN thes-ə-lṑnē-ən [Gk. Thessalonikeus). A principal city of ancient Macedonia. Today it is the second largest city in Greece.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica
THESSALONICA Chief city of Macedonia and the seat of Roman administration in the century before Christ. In addition to having a magnificent harbor, Thessalonica had the good fortune of being located on the overland route from Italy to the East. This famous highway, called the Egnatian Way, ran directly
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Thessalonica
Thessalonica (theṣ´uh-luh-ni´kuh), a city in Macedonia (modern Thessaloniki), located at the head of the Thermaic Gulf. In the nt, Thessalonica is referred to exclusively in connection with the missionary activities of the apostle Paul (cf. Acts 17:1–13; 20:4; 27:2; 1 Thess.; 2 Thess.; Phil. 4:16; 2
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Thessalonica
THESSALONICA. Cassander named the city after his wife, half sister of Alexander the Great, when in 315 b.c. he grouped together villages of the area. But a much older settlement called Therma (after the adjacent hot springs) existed nearby. The two appear to have continued side by side (Pliny refers
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Thessalonica
THESSALONICA. Founded after the triumph of Macedonia to grace her new position in world affairs, the city rapidly outstripped its older neighbours and became the principal metropolis of Macedonia. Situated at the junction of the main land route from Italy to the E with the main route from the Aegean
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thessalonica
Thessalonica (Gk. Thessalonɩ́kē)A city located on the Thermaic Gulf to the west of the Chalcidice Peninsula. The Axios River lies to the west and the Strymon River to the east. The city was probably built near, but not on, the original site of Therme.Thessalonica was founded in 316 b.c.e. by Cassander,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica
Thessalonica [thĕsˊə lə nīˊkə] (Gk. Thessalonikē). A major city of Macedonia, modern Salonika or Thessaloniki.Originally an Ionian settlement named after the half-sister of Alexander the Great, the wife of King Cassander (ca. 315 B.C.), Thessalonica enjoyed prosperity and fame as the capital
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Thessalonica
THESSALONICA A city in Macedonia at the head of the Thermaikos Gulf. It was founded in 316 b.c. by Cassander, the son of Antipater, who had been left in charge of Macedonia by Alexander the Great. It was named in honor of Cassander’s wife, Thessalonike, a stepsister of Alexander and the last surviving
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Thessalonica
THESSALONICAThessalonica was the second important city Paul visited in Macedonia on his second missionary journey. He left Troas in Asia Minor after receiving the Macedonian call in a vision to “come over and help us.” Paul and his traveling companions then sailed to the island of Samothrace where they