Acts 13:51

Acts 13:51

But they shook off the dust of their feet against them,
&c.] As Christ directed his apostles to do; (See Gill on Matthew 10:14).

And came unto Iconium,
a city in Lycaonia; here it is placed both by Ptolomy F3 and Strabo F4; Pliny says F5, that

``there was a tetrarchy granted out of Lycaonia, on that part which borders on Galatia, consisting of fourteen cities, the most celebrated city being Iconium.''

It was called by the Syrians (ane qyh) , "Ik-ona", which signifies "the bosom of sheep"; the country round about it being famous for feeding great numbers of sheep; and here afterwards was a church of Christ, a bosom for his sheep; it is now in the hands of the Turks, and is called "Conia", or "Cogne".


F3 Geograph. l. 5. c. 6.
F4 Ib. l. 12.
F5 Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 27.