Apollonia

Apollonia [N] [H] [S]

a city of Macedonia between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, from which it was distant about 36 miles. Paul and Silas passed through it on their way to Thessalonica ( Acts 17:1 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Apollonia". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Apollonia [N] [E] [S]

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Apollonia'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Apollonia [N] [E] [H]

(belonging to Apollo ), a city of Macedonia, through which Paul and Silas passed in their way from Philippi and Amphipolis to Thessalonica. ( Acts 17:1 ) According to the Antonine Itinerary it was distant 30 Roman miles from Amphipolis and 37 Roman miles from Thessalonica.


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Apollonia'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

APOLLONIA

ap-o-lo'-ni-a (Apollonia):

A town in Mygdonia, a district in Macedonia. It was situated a little to the south of Lake Bolbe, on the Via Egnatia, the great Roman road leading from the coast of the Adriatic to the river Hebrus (Maritza), one of the main military and commercial highways of the empire: it lay between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, a day's journey (Livy xlv.28) or about 30 Roman miles from the former and 38 from the latter. The foundation of the town may perhaps be attributed to about 432 BC; in any case, coins are extant which attest its existence in the 4th century BC (Head, Historia Numorum, 181). Paul and Silas passed through the town on their journey from Philippi to Thessalonica, but do not appear to have stayed there (Acts 17:1). The name seems to have survived in the modern Pollina (Leake, Northern Greece, III, 458; Cousinery, Voyage dans la Macedoine, I, 115).

Marcus N. Tod


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'APOLLONIA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.