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cilicia


cilicia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cilicia 
  a  maritime  province  in  the  south-east  of  Asia  Minor.  Tarsus,  the 
  birth-place  of  Paul,  was  one  of  its  chief  towns,  and  the  seat  of 
  a  celebrated  school  of  philosophy.  Its  luxurious  climate 
  attracted  to  it  many  Greek  residents  after  its  incorporation 
  with  the  Macedonian  empire.  It  was  formed  into  a  Roman  province, 
  B.C.  67.  The  Jews  of  Cilicia  had  a  synagogue  at  Jerusalem  (Acts 
  6:9).  Paul  visited  it  soon  after  his  conversion  (Gal.  1:21;  Acts 
  9:30),  and  again  on  his  second  missionary  journey  (15:41),  "he 
  went  through  Syria  and  Cilicia,  confirming  the  churches."  It  was 
  famous  for  its  goat's-hair  cloth,  called  cilicium.  Paul  learned 
  in  his  youth  the  trade  of  making  tents  of  this  cloth. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Cilicia,  which  rolls  or  overturns