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Acts 16:8

Acts 16:8

And they passed by Mysia
Without stopping or staying there, though they came to it:

came down to Troas;
either the country of Troas, as the Syriac version renders it; which, according to Solinus F13, is bordered on the north part of Galatia, and was near to Lycaonia, Pisidia, and Mygdonia on the south, and to Lydia on the east, and to Mysia and Caria on the north: or rather the city of Troas, which Pliny says {n}, was formerly called Antigonia, now Alexandria, a colony of the Romans. Antigonus king of Asia called it Troas at first, because it was in the country, and near where Troy stood, but afterwards he called it, according to his own name, Antigonia; but Lysimachus king of Thrace having got this city into his hands, repaired it, and called it after the name of Alexander, Alexandria; and to distinguish it from Alexandria in Egypt, and other cities of the same name in other places, it was called Alexandria Troas.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 lb. c. 53.
F14 Hist. Nat. l. 5. c. 30.
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