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Alexandria or Alexandria

(from Alexander), 3 Ma 3:1; (Acts 18:24; 6:9) the Hellenic, Roman and Christian capital of Egypt. Situation .-- (Alexandria was situated on the Mediterranean Sea directly opposite the island of Pharos, 12 miles west of the Canopic branch of the Nile and 120 miles from the present city of Cairo.) It was founded by Alexander the Great, B.C. 332, who himself traced the ground plan of the city. The work thus begun was continued after the death of Alexander by the Ptolemies. Description .-- Under the despotism of the later Ptolemies the trade of Alexandria declined, but its population and wealth were enormous. Its importance as one of the chief corn-ports of Rome secured for it the general favor of the first emperors. Its population was mixed from the first. According to Josephus Alexander himself assigned to the Jews a place in his new city. Philo estimated the number of the Alexandrine Jews in his time at a little less than 1,000,000 and adds that two of the five districts of Alexandria were called "Jewish districts," and that many Jews lived scattered in the remaining three. "For a long period Alexandria was the greatest of known cities." After Rome became the chief city of the world, Alexandria ranked second to Rome in wealth and importance, and second to Athens only in literature and science. Its collection of books grew to be the greatest library of ancient times, and contained at one time 700,000 rolls or volumes. Here was made the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament into Greek, begun about B.C. 285, especially in grain, was very great. According to the common legend, St. Mark first "preached the gospel in Egypt, and founded the first church in Alexandria." At the beginning of the second century the number of Christians at Alexandria must have been very large, and the great leaders of Gnosticism who arose there (Basilides, Valentinus) exhibit an exaggeration of the tendency of the Church. PRESENT CONDITION. The city still bears the same name and is a thriving metropolis, with inhabitants from nearly every European and Oriental nation. Cleopatra's needle, set up by Thotmes in 1500 B.C., was found in Alexandria.

221. Alexandreus -- an Alexandrian
... Alexandreus Phonetic Spelling: (al-ex-and-reuce') Short Definition: an Alexandrian
Definition: an Alexandrian, a native (or resident) of Alexandria in Egypt. ...
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222. Alexandrinos -- Alexandrian
... Transliteration: Alexandrinos Phonetic Spelling: (al-ex-an-dree'-nos) Short Definition:
Alexandrian Definition: Alexandrian, belonging to Alexandria in Egypt. ...
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625. Apollos -- Apollos, an Alexandrian Jewish Christian
... Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Apollos Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-ol-loce') Short Definition: Apollos Definition: Apollos, a Jew of Alexandria. ...
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4223. Potioloi -- Puteoli, a city on the Bay of Naples
... Transliteration: Potioloi Phonetic Spelling: (pot-ee'-ol-oy) Short Definition: Puteoli
Definition: Puteoli, the great harbor for traffic with Alexandria on the ...
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The Occurrences at Alexandria.
... Book VII. Chapter XXI."The Occurrences at Alexandria. 1. Peace had but
just been restored when he returned to Alexandria; [2310 ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxi the occurrences at alexandria.htm

The Writings of Peter of Alexandria
The Writings of Peter of Alexandria. <. The Writings of Peter of
Alexandria Peter, Bishop of Alexandria. Translated by the Rev. ...
// writings of peter of alexandria/

The Paschal Canon of Anatolius of Alexandria
The Paschal Canon of Anatolius of Alexandria. <. The Paschal Canon
of Anatolius of Alexandria Anatolius. Translated by the Rev. ...
/...// paschal canon of anatolius of alexandria/

Clement of Alexandria
... Clement of Alexandria. Clement ... He continued to teach and preach at Alexandria
until driven away by the persecution of Severus in 202. Origen ...
/.../nutter/hymn writers of the church/clement of alexandria.htm

Clement of Alexandria.
... Subject Indexes CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA. INDEX OF SUBJECTS. ... abuse of the term by
heretics, 403. Alexandria, centre of Christian culture, 165. ...
/.../clement/who is the rich man that shall be saved/clement of alexandria.htm

Bishops of Alexandria.
... Supplementary Notes and Tables. Bishops of Alexandria. Annianus. Justus. Agrippinus.
Dionysius. Abilius. Eumenes. Julian. Maximus. Cerdon. Marcus. Demetrius. ...
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Fragment i. --Letter to the Church at Alexandria.
The Writings of Peter of Alexandria. <. ... Fragment I."Letter to the
Church at Alexandria. Peter, to the brethren beloved ...
/.../peter/the writings of peter of alexandria/fragment i letter to the church.htm

Canons of the Church of Alexandria.
... Canons of the Church of Alexandria. Wrongly ascribed to Hippolytus. [2075] In
the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen. ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/canons of the church of.htm

The Writings of Theognostus of Alexandria
The Writings of Theognostus of Alexandria. <. The Writings of Theognostus
of Alexandria Theognostus of Alexandria. Translated by the Rev. ...
// writings of theognostus of alexandria/

Clement of Alexandria.
... Book V. Chapter XI."Clement of Alexandria. 1. At this time Clement, [1516]
being trained with him [1517] in the divine Scriptures ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xi clement of alexandria.htm



Alexandria or Alexandria

Alexandria: A City of Egypt

Alexandria: Apollos Born In

Alexandria: Ships of

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