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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  sea-port  town  of  Proconsular  Asia,  in  the  district  of  Mysia, 
  on  the  north  shore  of  the  Gulf  of  Adramyttium.  Paul  came  hither 
  on  foot  along  the  Roman  road  from  Troas  (Acts  20:13,  14),  a 
  distance  of  20  miles.  It  was  about  30  miles  distant  from  Troas 
  by  sea.  The  island  of  Lesbos  lay  opposite  it  about  7  miles 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Assos,  approaching;  coming  near