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Tarsos

The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   5019  
Original WordWord Origin
Tarsovßperhaps the same as tarsos (a flat basket)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
TarsosNone
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
tar-sos'   Noun Location
 Definition
Tarsus = "a flat basket"
  1. a major city in Cilicia and the birthplace and early home of Paul. Acts 9:11; 21:39; 22:3. Even in the flourishing period of Greek history it was an important city. In the Roman civil wars, it sided with Caesar and on the occasion of a visit from him its name changed to Juliopolis. Augustus made it a free city. Its was renowned as a place of education under the early Roman emperors. Strabo compares it in this respect to Athens and Alexandria. Tarsus also was a place of much commerce. It was situated in a wild and fertile plain on the banks of the Cydnus. No ruins of any importance remain.
 
 King James Word Usage - Total: 3
Tarsus 3
 
  KJV Verse Count 
Acts3


Total3
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Tarsos". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .