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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Antioch,  CA  (city,  FIPS  2252) 
  Location:  37.98873  N,  121.79889  W 
  Population  (1990):  62195  (22973  housing  units) 
  Area:  50.7  sq  km  (land),  1.7  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  94509 
  Antioch,  IL  (village,  FIPS  1595) 
  Location:  42.47473  N,  88.07954  W 
  Population  (1990):  6105  (2348  housing  units) 
  Area:  17.4  sq  km  (land),  0.9  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60002 
  Antioch,  OH  (village,  FIPS  2148) 
  Location:  39.66159  N,  81.06769  W 
  Population  (1990):  68  (35  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43793 
  Antioch,  TN 
  Zip  code(s):  37013 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Antioch 
  (1.)  In  Syria,  on  the  river  Orontes  about  16  miles  from  the 
  Mediterranean,  and  some  300  miles  north  of  Jerusalem.  It  was  the 
  metropolis  of  Syria,  and  afterwards  became  the  capital  of  the 
  Roman  province  in  Asia.  It  ranked  third  after  Rome  and 
  Alexandria,  in  point  of  importance,  of  the  cities  of  the  Roman 
  empire.  It  was  called  the  "first  city  of  the  East."  Christianity 
  was  early  introduced  into  it  (Acts  11:19,  21,  24),  and  the  name 
  Christian"  was  first  applied  here  to  its  professors  (Acts 
  11:26).  It  is  intimately  connected  with  the  early  history  of  the 
  gospel  (Acts  6:5;  11:19,  27,  28,  30;  12:25;  15:22-35;  Gal.  2:11, 
  12).  It  was  the  great  central  point  whence  missionaries  to  the 
  Gentiles  were  sent  forth.  It  was  the  birth-place  of  the  famous 
  Christian  father  Chrysostom  who  died  A.D.  407.  It  bears  the 
  modern  name  of  Antakia  and  is  now  a  miserable,  decaying  Turkish 
  town.  Like  Philippi,  it  was  raised  to  the  rank  of  a  Roman 
  colony.  Such  colonies  were  ruled  by  praetors"  (R.V.  marg.,  Acts 
  16:20,  21). 
 
  (2.)  In  the  extreme  north  of  Pisidia;  was  visited  by  Paul  and 
  Barnabas  on  the  first  missionary  journey  (Acts  13:14).  Here  they 
  found  a  synagogue  and  many  proselytes.  They  met  with  great 
  success  in  preaching  the  gospel,  but  the  Jews  stirred  up  a 
  violent  opposition  against  them  and  they  were  obliged  to  leave 
  the  place  On  his  return,  Paul  again  visited  Antioch  for  the 
  purpose  of  confirming  the  disciples  (Acts  14:21).  It  has  been 
  identified  with  the  modern  Yalobatch  lying  to  the  east  of 
  Ephesus. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Antioch,  speedy  as  a  chariot 
 




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