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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