a province of Asia Minor, stretching along the southern coast of the Euxine Sea, corresponding nearly to the modern province of Trebizond. In the time of the apostles it was a Roman province. Strangers from this province were at Jerusalem at Pentecost ( Acts 2:9 ), and to "strangers scattered throughout Pontus," among others, Peter addresses his first epistle ( 1 Peter 1:1 ). It was evidently the resort of many Jews of the Dispersion. Aquila was a native of Pontus ( Acts 18:2 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Pontus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".