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Spain

Spain [N] [H] [S]

Paul expresses his intention ( Romans 15:24 Romans 15:28 ) to visit Spain. There is, however, no evidence that he ever carried it into effect, although some think that he probably did so between his first and second imprisonment. (See TARSHISH .)

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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

Spain [N] [E] [S]

rare; precious
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

Spain. [N] [E] [H]

1 Macc. 8:3; ( Romans 15:24 Romans 15:28 ) The local designation, Tarshish, representing the Tartessus of the Greeks, probably prevailed until the fame of the Roman wars in that country reached the East, when it was superseded by its classical name. The mere intention of St. Paul to visit Spain (whether he really did visit it is a disputed question. --ED.) implies two interesting facts, viz., the establishment of a Christian community in that country, and that this was done by Hellenistic Jews resident there. The early introduction of Christianity into that country is attested by Irenaeus and Tertullian.


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

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

SPAIN

span (Spania):

The country in the Southwest of Europe which still bears this name. It was Paul's purpose, as stated in Romans 15:24,28, to visit Spain. If, as is probable, he ultimately carried out this intention, it must have been after a release from his first imprisonment. Clement of Rome speaks of the apostle as having reached "the extreme limit of the West" (Epistle of Clement, v).

See PAUL, THE APOSTLE; TARSHISH.


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