Italy
Jump to: TopicalHitchcock'sSmith'sATSISBEEaston'sConcordanceThesaurusGreekLibrarySubtopicsTerms
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ITALY

it'-a-li (Italia): At first confined as a name to the extreme southern part of the Italian peninsula in the region now called Calabria, whence its application was gradually extended. In Greek usage of the 5th century B.C., the name was applied to the coasts as far as Metapontum and Posidonia, being synonymous with Oenotria. The Oenotrians are represented as having assumed the name of Italians (Itali) from a legendary ruler Italus (Dionysius, i.12, 35; Vergil, Aen. i.533). The extension of Roman authority seems to have given this name an ever-widening application, since it was used to designate their allies generally. As early as the time of Polybius the name Italy was sometimes employed as an appellation for all the country between the two seas (Tyrrhenian and Adriatic) and from the foot of the Alps to the Sicilian Straits (Polyb. i0.6; ii0.14; iii.39, 54), although Cisalpine Gaul was not placed on a footing of complete equality with the peninsula as regards administration until shortly after the death of Julius Caesar. From the time of Augustus the term was used in practically its modern sense (Nissen, Italische Landeskunde, I, 57-87).

The name Italy occurs 3 times in the New Testament: Acts 18:2, Aquila "lately come from Italy," because of the expulsion of the Jews from Rome under Claudius; Acts 27:1, the decision that Paul be sent to Italy; Hebrews 13:24, salutation from those "of Italy." The adjective form is found in the appellation, "Italian band" (cobors Italica, Acts 10:1).

The history of ancient Italy, in so far as it falls within the scope of the present work, is treated under ROME (which see).

George H. Allen

Greek
2482. Italia -- Italy, a region of western Europe
... Italy, a region of western Europe. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
Italia Phonetic Spelling: (ee-tal-ee'-ah) Short Definition: Italy Definition ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2482.htm - 6k

4484. Rhegion -- Rhegium, a city in southern Italy
... Rhegium, a city in southern Italy. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration:
Rhegion Phonetic Spelling: (hrayg'-ee-on) Short Definition: Rhegium Definition ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4484.htm - 6k

4516. Rhome -- Rome, the capital of Italy and the Rom. Empire ...
... 4515, 4516. Rhome. 4517 . Rome, the capital of Italy and the Rom. ... Word Origin
of Latin origin Definition Rome, the capital of Italy and the Rom. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4516.htm - 6k

99. Adrias -- the Adriatic, the name of a sea
... a name given by sailors not merely to the Adriatic Sea, to which it properly belonged,
but also to the open Mediterranean to the south-east of Italy, to the ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/99.htm - 6k

4223. Potioloi -- Puteoli, a city on the Bay of Naples
... Puteoli. Of Latin origin; little wells, ie Mineral springs; Potioli (ie Puteoli),
a place in Italy -- Puteoli. (potiolous) -- 1 Occurrence. 4222, 4223. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4223.htm - 6k

Library

Letter vii. To the Bishops Throughout Italy.
... Letter VII. To the Bishops throughout Italy. To the Bishops throughout Italy.
Leo to all the bishops set over the provinces of Italy greeting. ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/letter vii to the bishops.htm

Creed of the Free Christian Church in Italy.
... SYMBOLA EVANGELICA. CREED OF THE FREE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN ITALY. ... [From the Fifth
Evangelization Report of the Free Italian Church in Italy. Florence, 1876.]. ...
/.../creed of the free christian.htm

Letter ccxliii. To the Bishops of Italy and Gaul Concerning the ...
... TOU AGIOU BAChILEIOU PERI TOU PNEUMATOCh BIBLION. Letter CCXLIII. To the bishops
of Italy and Gaul concerning the condition and confusion of the Churches. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter ccxliii to the bishops.htm

Epistle xvii. To all the Bishops of Italy.
... Epistle XVII. To all the Bishops of Italy. To all the Bishops of Italy. ... iii. 36).
It is he who is said to have advanced to Rhegium at the toe of Italy. ...
/.../gregory/the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle xvii to all the.htm

Epistle ix. To Callinicus, Exarch of Italy .
... To Callinicus, Exarch of Italy . To Callinicus, Exarch of Italy [11] . ... Footnotes:
[11] Callinicus had recently succeeded Romanus at Ravenna as Exarch of Italy. ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle ix to callinicus exarch.htm

How Herod Sailed Out of Italy to Judea, and Fought with Antigonus ...
... CHAPTER 15. How Herod Sailed Out Of Italy To Judea, And Fought With Antigonus
And What Other Things Happened In Judea About That Time. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 15 how herod sailed.htm

That ├ćneas came into Italy when Abdon the Judge Ruled Over the ...
... Book XVIII. Chapter 19."That ├ćneas Came into Italy When Abdon the Judge
Ruled Over the Hebrews. After the capture and destruction ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 19 that aeneas came into.htm

Italy. The Trinity Adored.
... 75 Italy. 6s & 4s. The Trinity Adored. The Trinity Adored. (394) Come, thou Almighty
King! Help us thy name to sing, Help us to praise; Father all glorious! ...
//christianbookshelf.org/lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/75 italy 6s & 4s.htm

Birth of Honorius. Theodosius Leaves Arcadius at Constantinople ...
... Chapter XIV."Birth of Honorius. Theodosius leaves Arcadius at Constantinople, and
proceeds to Italy. Succession of the Novatian and other Patriarchs. ...
/.../chapter xiv birth of honorius theodosius.htm

The Adventures of Saint Anthony of Italy.
... CHAPTER SEVEN. THE ADVENTURES OF SAINT ANTHONY OF ITALY. ... "Oh! most princely-minded
Champion of Italy! It is not Georgia can harbour me when thou art absent. ...
/.../kingston/the seven champions of christendom/chapter seven the adventures of.htm

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Italy

abounding with calves or heifers

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Italy

This word is used in the New Testament, (Acts 18:2; 27:1; Hebrews 13:24) in the usual sense of the period, i.e. in its true geographical sense, as denoting the whole natural peninsula between the Alps and the Straits of Messina.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Italy

Not mentioned in the Old Testament, unless under general terms, as Chittim, Isles of the sea. In the New Testament, Acts 18:2 27:1,6 Hebrews 13:24, it is chiefly of interest on account of ROME, ROMANS, which see. The Italian band, mentioned in Acts 10:1, was probably a Roman cohort from Italy, stationed at Cesarea; so called to distinguish it from the other troops, which were drawn from Syria and the adjacent regions.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Acts 18:2; 27:1, 6; Hebrews 13:24 ), like most geographical names, was differently used at different periods of history. As the power of Rome advanced, nations were successively conquered and added to it till it came to designate the whole country to the south of the Alps. There was constant intercourse between Palestine and Italy in the time of the Romans.
Topical Bible Verses
Acts 18:2
And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came to them.
Topicalbible.org

Thesaurus
Italy (4 Occurrences)
... There was constant intercourse between Palestine and Italy in the time
of the Romans. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ITALY. ...
/i/italy.htm - 10k

Italian (1 Occurrence)
... Italian band. The name of the Roman cohort to which Cornelius belonged (Acts
10:1), so called probably because it consisted of men recruited in Italy. ...
/i/italian.htm - 7k

Italic (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Relating to Italy or to its people.
2. (a.) Applied especially to a kind of type in which the ...
/i/italic.htm - 7k

Province (66 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A country or region, more or less remote from the city of Rome, brought
under the Roman government; a conquered country beyond the limits of Italy. ...
/p/province.htm - 38k

Julius (5 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:1 When it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul
and certain other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Augustan ...
/j/julius.htm - 8k

Lately (6 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) Not long ago; recently; as, he has lately arrived
from Italy. Multi-Version Concordance Lately (6 Occurrences). ...
/l/lately.htm - 8k

Rhegium (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Breach, a town in the south of Italy, on the Strait of
Messina, at which Paul touched on his way to Rome (Acts 28:13). ...
/r/rhegium.htm - 8k

Elishah (3 Occurrences)
... dyes. On the ground of this latter statement attempts have been made to
identify it with Southern Italy or the north of Africa. ...
/e/elishah.htm - 8k

Phoenix (2 Occurrences)
... corn ship carrying Paul and the author of Acts, after it left Myra in Lycia, was
prevented by adverse winds from holding a straight course to Italy, and sailed ...
/p/phoenix.htm - 12k

Chicken
... From these countries they were imported to Greece and Italy, and from there carried
south into Palestine Homer ([?] 10; compare also alektruon, P 602) names a ...
/c/chicken.htm - 10k

Bible Concordance
Italy (4 Occurrences)

Acts 18:2 He found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, who had recently come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome. He came to them,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 27:1 When it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Augustan band.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 27:6 There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us on board.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 13:24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
(KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Italy

Italy: Aquila and Priscilla Expelled From

Italy: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

Italian (1 Occurrence)

Italic (1 Occurrence)

Province (66 Occurrences)

Julius (5 Occurrences)

Lately (6 Occurrences)

Rhegium (1 Occurrence)

Elishah (3 Occurrences)

Phoenix (2 Occurrences)

Chicken

Adramyttium (2 Occurrences)

Sailing (23 Occurrences)

Centurion (22 Occurrences)

Across (172 Occurrences)

Tiberius (1 Occurrence)

Text (5 Occurrences)

Manuscripts

Latin (2 Occurrences)

Itch (11 Occurrences)

Version

Malefactor (2 Occurrences)

Band (150 Occurrences)

Dispersion (4 Occurrences)

Empire (8 Occurrences)

Vulgate

Captain (167 Occurrences)

Quail (5 Occurrences)

Visit (97 Occurrences)

Kittim (8 Occurrences)

Nicopolis (1 Occurrence)

Native (35 Occurrences)

Navy (4 Occurrences)

Libertines (1 Occurrence)

Ligure (2 Occurrences)

Gauls

Inquisition (5 Occurrences)

In (142459 Occurrences)

Imperial (14 Occurrences)

Therein (269 Occurrences)

Tiras (2 Occurrences)

Tiberias (3 Occurrences)

Travel (25 Occurrences)

Taverns (1 Occurrence)

Rhodes (2 Occurrences)

Residence (7 Occurrences)

Recently (8 Occurrences)

Regiment (3 Occurrences)

Race (36 Occurrences)

Edict (22 Occurrences)

Expelling (4 Occurrences)

Delivering (35 Occurrences)

Directed (75 Occurrences)

Dionysus

Decided (54 Occurrences)

Marble (5 Occurrences)

Melita (1 Occurrence)

Printed (2 Occurrences)

Priscilla (7 Occurrences)

Prince (160 Occurrences)

Prisoners (170 Occurrences)

Print (3 Occurrences)

Paid (86 Occurrences)

Printing

Banking

Battalion (6 Occurrences)

Belonged (105 Occurrences)

Bacchus

Cohort (7 Occurrences)

Caesar's (10 Occurrences)

Cenchrea (2 Occurrences)

Claudius's (1 Occurrence)

Custody (27 Occurrences)

Colony (1 Occurrence)

Aquilas (6 Occurrences)

Ant (1 Occurrence)

Aboard (10 Occurrences)

Augustan (1 Occurrence)

Armenia (2 Occurrences)

Aq'uila (6 Occurrences)

Alexandrian (3 Occurrences)

Links
Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus
Italic
Top of Page
Top of Page