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Acts 16:8

8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.

Read Acts 16:8 Using Other Translations

And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas.
So instead, they went on through Mysia to the seaport of Troas.

What does Acts 16:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 16:8

And they passed by Mysia
Without stopping or staying there, though they came to it:

came down to Troas;
either the country of Troas, as the Syriac version renders it; which, according to Solinus F13, is bordered on the north part of Galatia, and was near to Lycaonia, Pisidia, and Mygdonia on the south, and to Lydia on the east, and to Mysia and Caria on the north: or rather the city of Troas, which Pliny says {n}, was formerly called Antigonia, now Alexandria, a colony of the Romans. Antigonus king of Asia called it Troas at first, because it was in the country, and near where Troy stood, but afterwards he called it, according to his own name, Antigonia; but Lysimachus king of Thrace having got this city into his hands, repaired it, and called it after the name of Alexander, Alexandria; and to distinguish it from Alexandria in Egypt, and other cities of the same name in other places, it was called Alexandria Troas.


F13 lb. c. 53.
F14 Hist. Nat. l. 5. c. 30.
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