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ka'-ri-a (Karia): A country in the Southwest of Asia Minor which extended on the North to Lydia, on the East to Phrygia, on the South to Lycia, and the West to the Aegean Sea. Its borders, however, like those of most of the ancient countries of Asia Minor, were never definitely fixed; hence, the difficulty presented by the study of the political divisions. The general surface of the country is rugged, consisting of mountainous ridges running across it, and terminating as promontories jutting into the sea. Its history consists chiefly of that of its practically independent cities of which Miletus (Acts 20:15-20) and Cnidus (Acts 27:7) are the chief. For some time previous to 168 B.C. it had lost its independence, and belonged to the island of Rhodes, but in that year Rome made it again free. According to 1 Maccabees 15:23, Caria was one of several places to which the Roman senate in 139-138 B.C. sent letters in favor of the Jews, a fact showing that its population was mixed. Its coast cities, however, were peopled chiefly by Greeks. In 129 B.C. Caria became a part of the Roman province of Asia, and from that date its history coincides with that of the province. Though Paul and others of the apostles traversed Caria in their missionary journeys, only its cities are mentioned by name in that connection.

E. J. Banks

2834. Knidos -- Cnidus, a city on the SW coast of Asia Minor
... Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Knidos Phonetic Spelling: (knee'-dos) Short Definition:
Cnidus Definition: Cnidus, a town on the coast of Caria (south-west ...
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Herodotus and Xenophon.
... He was born in the Grecian state of Caria, in Asia Minor, and in the city
of Halicarnassus. Caria, as may be seen from the map at ...
/.../abbott/cyrus the great/chapter i herodotus and xenophon.htm

The Review of the Troops at Doriscus.
... Artemisia. She was the Queen of Caria, a small province in the southwestern
part of Asia Minor, having Halicarnassus for its capital. ...
// vi the review of.htm

The Greek of the Septuagint.
... Even in the villages of the Fayƻm, as we now know, by the side of the Macedonians
there were settlers from Libya, Caria, Thrace, Illyria, and even Italy [643 ...
/.../chapter iv the greek of.htm

Of the Union of Man's Will with God's in those Inspirations which ...
... to Alexandria, and thence to the Isle of Cos; there, finding herself safe, she put
on again her woman's dress, and again taking ship went into Caria to the ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xii of the union.htm

Nestorius of Antioch Promoted to the See of Constantinople. His ...
... With what calamities he visited the Quartodecimans throughout Asia, Lydia, and Caria,
and what multitudes perished in a popular tumult of which he was the ...
/.../chapter xxix nestorius of antioch promoted.htm

In Consequence of the Translation, Many of the Christians are Ill ...
... several houses of prayer near the temple of the Apollo Didymus, which is situated
close to the city of Miletus, wrote to the governor of Caria, commanding him ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xx in consequence of the.htm

Since These Ills Existed in the Church, Secular Affairs Also Fell ...
... Thrace. The robbers in Isauria gathered in great numbers and ravaged cities
and villages as far as Caria and Phoenicia. Stilicho ...
/.../chapter xxv since these ills existed.htm

Gratian Elects Theodosius of Spain to Reign with Him, Arianism ...
... They assembled together at Antioch in Caria, and protested that the Son is not to
be declared "consubstantial" with the Father, but only like unto Him in ...
/.../chapter ii gratian elects theodosius of.htm

Councils of Sicily and of Tyana. The Synod which was Expected to ...
... approach of the appointed day, when the Synod was on the point of assembling at
Tarsus, about thirty-four of the Asiatic bishops came together in Caria, in the ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xii councils of sicily and.htm

Concerning Sanballat and Manasseh, and the Temple which they Built ...
... So he marched over Lydia, and subdued Ionia, and overran Caria, and fell
upon the places of Pamphylia, as has been related elsewhere. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 concerning sanballat and.htm

Smith's Bible Dictionary

the southern part of the region which int he New Testament is called ASIA, and the southwestern part of the peninsula of Asia Minor. (Acts 20:15; 27:7)

...CARIA. ... In 129 BC Caria became a part of the Roman province of Asia, and from
that date its history coincides with that of the province. ...
/c/caria.htm - 7k

Rhodes (2 Occurrences)
... RHODES. rodz (Rhodos): An island (and city) in the Aegean Sea, West of Caria, rough
and rocky in parts, but well watered and productive, though at present not ...
/r/rhodes.htm - 13k

Lydia (5 Occurrences)
... lid'-ia (Ludia): An important country in the western part of Asia Minor bounded
on the North by Mysia, on the East by Phrygia, on the South by Caria, and on ...
/l/lydia.htm - 12k

Cnidus (1 Occurrence)
... CNIDUS. ni'-dus, kni'-dus (Knidos, "age"): A city of Caria in the Roman province
of Asia, past which, according to Acts 27:7, Paul sailed. ...
/c/cnidus.htm - 9k

Asia (22 Occurrences)
... a'-shi-a (Asia): A Roman province embracing the greater part of western Asia Minor,
including the older countries of Mysia, Lydia, Caria, and a part of Phrygia ...
/a/asia.htm - 71k

... hal-i-kar-nas'-us (Halikarnassos): The largest and strongest city of the ancient
country of Caria in Asia Minor, situated on the shore of a bay, 15 miles from ...
/h/halicarnassus.htm - 9k

... MYNDUS. min'-dus (Mundos): A city of Asia Minor, situated at the extreme
western end of a peninsula jutting into the sea (see CARIA). ...
/m/myndus.htm - 6k

Miletus (3 Occurrences)
... mi-le'-tus (Miletos): A famous early Ionian Greek city on the coast of Caria, near
the mouth of the Meander River, which, according to Acts 20:15-21:1, and 2 ...
/m/miletus.htm - 9k

Pergamos (1 Occurrence)
... with beautiful buildings until it became the most wonderful city of the East, but
he added to his kingdom the countries of Mysia, Lydia, Caria, Pamphylia and ...
/p/pergamos.htm - 12k

Pergamum (2 Occurrences)
... with beautiful buildings until it became the most wonderful city of the East, but
he added to his kingdom the countries of Mysia, Lydia, Caria, Pamphylia and ...
/p/pergamum.htm - 12k



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Rhodes (2 Occurrences)

Lydia (5 Occurrences)

Cnidus (1 Occurrence)

Asia (22 Occurrences)



Miletus (3 Occurrences)

Pergamos (1 Occurrence)

Pergamum (2 Occurrences)

Cos (1 Occurrence)

Coos (1 Occurrence)

Carians (2 Occurrences)

Cargoes (4 Occurrences)

Artaxerxes (14 Occurrences)

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