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laodicea

laodicea


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Laodicea 
  The  city  of  this  name  mentioned  in  Scripture  lay  on  the  confines 
  of  Phrygia  and  Lydia,  about  40  miles  east  of  Ephesus  (Rev. 
  3:14),  on  the  banks  of  the  Lycus.  It  was  originally  called 
  Diospolis  and  then  Rhoas  but  afterwards  Laodicea,  from  Laodice, 
  the  wife  of  Antiochus  II.,  king  of  Syria,  who  rebuilt  it  It  was 
  one  of  the  most  important  and  flourishing  cities  of  Asia  Minor. 
  At  a  very  early  period  it  became  one  of  the  chief  seats  of 
  Christianity  (Col.  2:1;  4:15;  Rev.  1:11,  etc.).  It  is  now  a 
  deserted  place  called  by  the  Turks  Eski-hissar  or  "old  castle." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Laodicea,  just  people