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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  sacred  city,  a  city  of  Phrygia,  where  was  a  Christian  church 
  under  the  care  of  Epaphras  (Col.  4:12,  13).  This  church  was 
  founded  at  the  same  time  as  that  of  Colosse.  It  now  bears  the 
  name  of  Pambuk-Kalek,  i.e.,  "Cotton  Castle",  from  the  white 
  appearance  of  the  cliffs  at  the  base  of  which  the  ruins  are 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Hierapolis,  holy  city