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Pauline Epistles
The Pauline epistles, Epistles of Paul, or Letters of Paul, are the 13 New Testament
New Testament
books which have the name Paul (Παῦλος) as the first word, hence claiming authorship by Paul the Apostle. Among these letters are some of the earliest extant Christian documents. They provide an insight into the beliefs and controversies of early Christianity and as part of the canon of the New Testament
New Testament
they are foundational texts for both Christian theology
Christian theology
and ethics
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Derbe
Derbe was a city in the Roman province
Roman province
of Galatia
Galatia
in Asia Minor, and in the ethnic region of Lycaonia
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Lystra
Lystra
Lystra
(Ancient Greek: Λύστρα) was a city in central Anatolia, now part of present-day Turkey. It is mentioned five times in the New Testament.[1] Lystra
Lystra
was visited several times by the Apostle Paul, along with Barnabas
Barnabas
or Silas. There Paul met a young disciple, Timothy.[2]Contents1 Location 2 History 3 Remains 4 Footnotes 5 External linksLocation[edit] The site of Lystra
Lystra
is believed to be located 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the city of Konya
Konya
( Iconium
Iconium
in the New Testament), north of the village of Hatunsaray and some 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of a small town called Akoren
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Antalya
Antalya
Antalya
(Turkish pronunciation: [ɑnˈtɑljɑ]) is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey
Turkey
and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia's flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya
Antalya
is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area.[2][3] The city that is now Antalya
Antalya
was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty
Attalid dynasty
of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. Roman rule saw Antalya
Antalya
thrive, including the construction of several new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate, and the proliferation of neighboring cities
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Tarsus (city)
Tarsus (/ˈtɑːrsəs/; Hittite: Tarsa; Greek: Ταρσός Tarsós; Armenian: Տարսոն Tarson; Hebrew: תרשיש Ṭarśīś; Arabic: طَرَسُوس Ṭarsūs) is a historic city in south-central Turkey, 20 km inland from the Mediterranean. It is part of the Adana- Mersin
Mersin
Metropolitan Area, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Turkey
Turkey
with a population of 3 million people. Tarsus forms an administrative district in the eastern part of the Mersin Province
Mersin Province
and lies in the core of Çukurova
Çukurova
region. With a history going back over 6,000 years, Tarsus has long been an important stop for traders and a focal point of many civilisations. During the Roman Empire, Tarsus was the capital of the province of Cilicia
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Gamaliel
Gamaliel
Gamaliel
the Elder (/ɡəˈmeɪliəl, -ˈmɑː-, ˌɡæməˈliːəl/;[1] also spelled Gamliel; Hebrew: רבן גמליאל הזקן; Greek: Γαμαλιὴλ ὁ Πρεσβύτερος) or Rabban Gamaliel
Gamaliel
I, was a leading authority in the Sanhedrin
Sanhedrin
in the early 1st century AD
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Saint Stephen
Stephen /ˈstiːvən/ (Greek: Στέφανος Stéphanos, meaning "wreath, crown" and by extension "reward, honor", often given as a title rather than as a name), (c. AD 5 – c. AD 34) traditionally venerated as the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity,[1] was according to the Acts of the Apostles
Acts of the Apostles
a deacon in the early church at Jerusalem
Jerusalem
who aroused the enmity of members of various synagogues by his teachings. Accused of blasphemy, at his trial, he made a long speech denouncing the Jewish authorities who were sitting in judgment on him and was then stoned to death
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Cilicia
In antiquity, Cilicia
Cilicia
(/sɪˈlɪʃiə/)[2][note 1] was the south coastal region of Asia Minor
Asia Minor
and existed as a political entity from Hittite times into the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia
Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia
during the late Byzantine Empire
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Damascus
Damascus
Damascus
(/dəˈmæskəs/; Arabic: دمشق‎ Dimashq [diˈmaʃq], Syrian: [dˈməʃe(ː)ʔ]) is the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic; it is likely also the country's largest city, following the decline in population of Aleppo
Aleppo
due to the battle for the city. It is commonly known in Syria
Syria
as ash-Sham (Arabic: الشام‎ ash-Shām) and nicknamed as the City of Jasmine
Jasmine
(Arabic: مدينة الياسمين‎ Madīnat al-Yāsmīn). In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world,[4] Damascus
Damascus
is a major cultural centre of the Levant
Levant
and the Arab world
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Antioch
Antioch
Antioch
on the Orontes (/ˈæntiˌɒk/; Greek: Ἀντιόχεια ἡ ἐπὶ Ὀρόντου, also Syrian Antioch)[note 1] was an ancient Greco-Roman
Greco-Roman
city[1] on the eastern side of the Orontes River. Its ruins lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey, and lends the modern city its name. Antioch
Antioch
was founded near the end of the 4th century
4th century
BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals. The city's geographical, military, and economic location benefited its occupants, particularly such features as the spice trade, the Silk Road, and the Persian Royal Road. It eventually rivaled Alexandria
Alexandria
as the chief city of the Near East. It was also the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple
Second Temple
period
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Seleucia
Seleucia
Seleucia
(/sɪˈluːʃə/), also known as Seleucia-on-Tigris or Seleucia
Seleucia
on the Tigris, was a major Mesopotamian
Mesopotamian
city of the Seleucid, Parthian, and Sasanian empires. It stood on the west bank of the Tigris River
Tigris River
opposite Ctesiphon, within the present-day Babil Governorate in Iraq.Contents1 Name 2 History2.1 Seleucid Empire 2.2 Sasanian rule3 Archaeology 4 See also 5 References 6 Sources 7 External linksName[edit] Seleucia
Seleucia
(Greek: Σελεύκεια, Seleúkeia) is named for Seleucus I Nicator, who enlarged an earlier settlement and made it the capital of his empire around 305 BC
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Phrygia
Pontic SteppeDomestication of the horse Kurgan Kurgan
Kurgan
culture Steppe culturesBug-Dniester Sredny Stog Dnieper-Donets Samara Khvalynsk YamnaMikhaylovka cultureCaucasusMaykopEast-AsiaAfanasevoEastern EuropeUsatovo Cernavodă CucuteniNorthern EuropeCorded wareBaden Middle DnieperBronze AgePontic SteppeChariot Yamna Catacomb Multi-cordoned ware Poltavka SrubnaNorthern/Eastern SteppeAbashevo culture Andronovo SintashtaEuropeGlobular Amphora Corded ware Beaker Unetice Trzciniec Nordi
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Cyprus
Cyprus,[f] officially the Republic of Cyprus,[g] is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus
Cyprus
is located south of Turkey, west of Syria
Syria
and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece. The earliest known human activity on the island dates to around the 10th millennium BC. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic
Neolithic
village of Khirokitia, and Cyprus
Cyprus
is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world.[9] Cyprus
Cyprus
was settled by Mycenaean Greeks in two waves in the 2nd millennium BC
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Galatia
Ancient Galatia
Galatia
(/ɡəˈleɪʃə/; Ancient Greek: Γαλατία, Galatía) was an area in the highlands of central Anatolia
Anatolia
(Ankara, Çorum, Yozgat Province) in modern Turkey. Galatia
Galatia
was named for the immigrant Gauls
Gauls
from Thrace
Thrace
(cf. Tylis), who settled here and became its ruling caste in the 3rd century BC, following the Gallic invasion of the Balkans in 279 BC
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Salamis, Cyprus
Salamis (Ancient Greek: Σαλαμίς) is an ancient Greek city-state on the east coast of Cyprus, at the mouth of the river Pedieos, 6 km north of modern Famagusta. According to tradition, the founder of Salamis was Teucer, son of Telamon, who could not return home after the Trojan war because he had failed to avenge his brother Ajax.Contents1 History1.1 Early history 1.2 In the Greek period 1.3 Resistance to Persian rule 1.4 Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
and the Roman Empire 1.5 In the Roman and Byzantine periods 1.6 Christianity2 Excavations 3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Early history[edit] The earliest archaeological finds go back to the eleventh century BC (Late Bronze Age III)
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Paphos
Paphos
Paphos
/ˈpæfɒs/ (Greek: Πάφος [ˈpafos]; Turkish: Baf) is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus
Cyprus
and the capital of Paphos District. In antiquity, two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos, today at Kouklia,[2] and New Paphos.[3] The current city of Paphos
Paphos
lies on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km (30 mi) west of Limassol
Limassol
(the biggest port on the island), which has an A6 highway connection. Paphos
Paphos
International Airport is the country's second-largest airport
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