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The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   5019 Browse Lexicon 
Original WordWord Origin
tarsoßperhaps the same as tarsos (a flat basket)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
tar-sos'   Noun Location
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.
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 3
Tarsus 3
NAS Verse Count

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 NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.

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