the capital of ancient Lycaonia. It was first visited by Paul and Barnabas from Antioch-in-Pisidia during the apostle's first missionary journey ( Acts 13:50 Acts 13:51 ). Here they were persecuted by the Jews, and being driven from the city, they fled to Lystra. They afterwards returned to Iconium, and encouraged the church which had been founded there ( Acts 14:21 Acts 14:22 ). It was probably again visited by Paul during his third missionary journey along with Silas ( 18:23 ). It is the modern Konieh, at the foot of Mount Taurus, about 120 miles inland from the Mediterranean.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Iconium". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".