(orient ). The passages in the New Testament where this word occurs are the following; ( Acts 2:9 ; 6:9 ; 16:6 ; Acts 19:10 Acts 19:22 Acts 19:26 Acts 19:27 ; Acts 20:4 Acts 20:16 Acts 20:18 ; 21:27 ; 27:2 ; Romans 16:5 ; 1 Corinthians 16:19 ; 2 Corinthians 1:8 ; 2 Timothy 1:15 ; 1 Peter 1:1 ; Revelation 1:4 Revelation 1:11 ) In all these it may be confidently stated that the word is used for a Roman province which embraced the western part of the peninsula of Asia Minor and of which Ephesus was the capital.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Asia'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".