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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Asia 
  n  :  the  largest  continent  with  60%  of  the  earth's  population;  it 
  is  joined  to  Europe  on  the  west  to  form  Eurasia;  it  is 
  the  site  of  some  of  the  world's  earliest  civilizations 
  [syn:  {Asia}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Asia 
  is  used  to  denote  Proconsular  Asia,  a  Roman  province  which 
  embraced  the  western  parts  of  Asia  Minor,  and  of  which  Ephesus 
  was  the  capital,  in  Acts  2:9;  6:9;  16:6;  19:10,22;  20:4,  16,  18, 
  etc.,  and  probably  Asia  Minor  in  Acts  19:26,  27;  21:27;  24:18; 
  27:2.  Proconsular  Asia  contained  the  seven  churches  of  the 
  Apocalypse  (Rev.  1:11).  The  "chiefs  of  Asia"  (Acts  19:31)  were 
  certain  wealthy  citizens  who  were  annually  elected  to  preside 
  over  the  games  and  religious  festivals  of  the  several  cities  to 
  which  they  belonged.  Some  of  these  Asiarchs"  were  Paul's 
  friends. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Asia,  muddy;  boggy 
 




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