Ptolemais

Ptolemais [N] [S]

a maritime city of Galilee ( Acts 21:7 ). It was originally called "Accho" (q.v.), and received the name Ptolemais from Ptolemy Soter when he was in possession of Coele-Syria.

These dictionary topics are from
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
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ptolemais". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Ptolemais. [N] [E]

[ACCHO]


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

PTOLEMAIS

tol-e-ma'-is (Ptolemais):

Same as "Acco" in Judges 1:31. Ptolemais was the most prominent town on the Phoenician seacoast in Maccabean times (1 Macc 5:15,55; 10:1,58,60; 12:48), and is once mentioned in the New Testament in Acts 21:7 as a seaport at which Paul landed for one day, visiting the "brethren" in the place.

See ACCO; PHOENICIA.


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