Pamphylia
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Pamphylia

a nation made up of every tribe

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Pamphylia

(of every tribe), one of the coast-regions in the south of Asia Minor, having Cilicia on the east and Lycia on the west. In St. Paul's time it was not only a regular province, but the emperor Claudius had united Lycia with it, and probably also a good part of Pisidia. It was in Pamphylia that St. Paul first entered Asia Minor, after preaching the gospel in Cyprus. He and Barnabas sailed up the river Cestrus to Perga. (Acts 13:13) The two missionaries finally left Pamphylia by its chief seaport Attalia. Many years afterward St. Paul sailed near the coast. (Acts 27:5)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Pamphylia

A province of Asia Minor, having Cilicia east. Lycia west, Pisidia north, and the Mediterranean south. It is opposite to Cyprus, and the sea between the coast and the island is called the "sea of Pamphylia." The chief city of Pamphylia was Perga, where Paul and Barnabas preached, Acts 13:13; 14:24.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Paul and his company, loosing from Paphos, sailed north-west and came to Perga, the capital of Pamphylia (Acts 13:13, 14), a province about the middle of the southern sea-board of Asia Minor. It lay between Lycia on the west and Cilicia on the east. There were strangers from Pamphylia at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (2:10).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PAMPHYLIA

pam-fil'-i-a (Pamphulia): A country lying along the southern coast of Asia Minor, bounded on the North by Pisidia, on the East by Isauria, on the South by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the West by Lycia (Acts 2:10; Acts 27:5).

1. Physical Features:

In the earliest time, Pamphylia was but a narrow strip of low-lying land between the base of the mountains and the sea, scarcely more than 20 miles long and half as wide. A high and imposing range of the Taurus Mountains practically surrounds it upon three sides, and, jutting out into the sea, isolates it from the rest of Asia Minor. Its two rivers, the Cestrus and the Cataractes, are said by ancient writers to have been navigable for several miles inland, but now the greater part of their water is diverted to the fields for irrigating purposes, and the general surface of the country has been constantly changed by the many rapid mountain streams. The level fertile coast land is therefore well watered, and the moist air, which is excessively hot and enervating, has always been laden with fever. Several roads leading from the coast up the steep mountain to the interior existed in ancient times; one of them, called the Kimax or the Ladder, with its broad stair-like steps 2,000 ft. high, may still be seen. Beyond the steps is the high land which was once called "Pisidia," but which the Romans, in 70 A.D., made a part of Pamphylia.

2. Importance:

Pamphylia, unless in pre-historic times, was never an independent kingdom; it was subject successively to Lydia, Persia, Macedonia, Pergamos and Rome. Because of its comparatively isolated position, civilization there was less developed than in the neighboring countries, and the Asiatic influence was at most times stronger than the Greek As early as the 5th century B.C. a Greek colony settled there, but the Greek language which was spoken in some of its cities soon became corrupt; the Greek inscriptions, appearing upon the coins of that age, were written in a peculiar character, and before the time of Alexander the Great, Greek ceased to be spoken. Perga then became an important city and the center of the Asiatic religion, of which the Artemis of Perga, locally known as Leto, was the goddess. Coins were struck also in that city. Somewhat later the Greek city of Attalia, which was rounded by Attalus III Philadelphus (159-138 B.C.), rose to importance, and until recent years has been the chief port of entry on the southern coast of Asia Minor. About the beginning of our era, Side became the chief city, and issued a long and beautiful series of coins, possibly to facilitate trade with the pirates who found there a favorable market for their booty. Pamphylia is mentioned as one of the recipients of the "letters" of 1 Maccabees 15:23.

3. Introduction of Christianity:

Christianity was first introduced to Pamphylia by Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:13; Acts 14:24), but because their stay in the country was brief, or because of the difficulty of communication with the neighboring countries, or because of the Asiatic character of the population, it was slow in being established.

See also ATTALIA; PERGA; SIDE, the chief cities of Pamphylia.

E. J. Banks

Greek
3828. Pamphulia -- Pamphylia, a province of Asia Minor
... Pamphylia, a province of Asia Minor. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
Pamphulia Phonetic Spelling: (pam-fool-ee'-ah) Short Definition: Pamphylia ...
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825. Attaleia -- Attalia, a city of Pamphylia
... Attalia, a city of Pamphylia. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Attaleia
Phonetic Spelling: (at-tal'-i-ah) Short Definition: Attalia Definition ...
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4011. Perge -- Perga, a city of Pamphylia
... Perga, a city of Pamphylia. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Perge
Phonetic Spelling: (perg'-ay) Short Definition: Perga Definition: Perga, a ...
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Library

Ep. xxviii. In visiting the Mountain Cities which Border on ...
... Division III. Miscellaneous Letters. Ep. XXVIII. In visiting the mountain cities
which border on Pamphylia I fished up in the Mountains� ...
/.../cyril/select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep xxviii in visiting the.htm

The Letter of the Same Holy Synod of Ephesus, to the Sacred Synod ...
... The Letter of the Same Holy Synod of Ephesus, to the Sacred Synod in Pamphylia
Concerning Eustathius Who Had Been Their Metropolitan. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/the letter of the same.htm

The Acts of Barnabus.
... until we had gone round all Cyprus. And setting sail from Cyprus, we landed
in Perga of Pamphylia. And there I then stayed about ...
//christianbookshelf.org/unknown/the acts of barnabus/the acts of barnabus.htm

From Antioch to the Destruction of Jerusalem.
... They reached Pamphylia and Pisidia in Asia. John Mark left them in Pamphylia and
returned home. In the cities of Pisidia Paul was persecuted and opposed. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xx from antioch to.htm

Acts XXVII
... [558]. 5, 6. Passing around the north-east point of Cyprus, the vessel
entered the open to the south of Cilicia and Pamphylia. (5 ...
/.../mcgarvey/a commentary on acts of the apostles/acts xxvii.htm

Of the Synod which was Held at Nicæa in Bithynia, and the Creed ...
... assemblage. Pontus also and Galatia, Pamphylia, Cappadocia, Asia and Phrygia,
supplied those who were most distinguished among them. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of scholasticus/chapter viii of the synod which.htm

The Definition of the Holy and Ecumenical Synod of Ephesus against ...
... us, they proposed that we should consider in common the case of the Messalians,
that is the Euchetes or Enthusiasts, who were flourishing in Pamphylia, or by ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/the definition of the holy.htm

Elucidation.
... [2185] Comana seems to have been a town of Pamphylia. At least a bishop
of Comana is mentioned in the epistle of the bishops of ...
/.../urbanus/the extant writings of asterius urbanus/elucidation.htm

Paul and Barnabas in Foreign Lands
... When they had gone over the whole island as far as Paphos, they set sail,
and Paul and his companions came to Perga in Pamphylia. ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/paul and barnabas in foreign.htm

Gospel Missions
... It was not enough for him to have it handed down that he was the Apostle of Pisidia,
but he must go also to Pamphylia; it was not enough that he should be the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 2 1856/gospel missions.htm

Thesaurus
Pamphylia (6 Occurrences)
... Paul and his company, loosing from Paphos, sailed north-west and came to Perga,
the capital of Pamphylia (Acts 13:13, 14), a province about the middle of the ...
/p/pamphylia.htm - 12k

Pamphyl'ia (5 Occurrences)
Pamphyl'ia. Pamphylia, Pamphyl'ia. Pan . Multi-Version Concordance ... Acts 14:24
And having passed through Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia, (See RSV). ...
/p/pamphyl'ia.htm - 7k

Perga (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary The capital of Pamphylia, on the coast of Asia
Minor. Paul and his companions landed at this place from ...
/p/perga.htm - 10k

Lycia (1 Occurrence)
... In 53 AD, during the reign of the emperor Claudius, it became a Roman province,
and in 74 AD it was united with Pamphylia to form a double province over which ...
/l/lycia.htm - 9k

Pisidia (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A district in Asia Minor, to the north of Pamphylia. ...
Acts 14:24 They passed through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia. ...
/p/pisidia.htm - 21k

Mediterranean
... Similarly, the King James Version "the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia" (Acts 27:5)
is better rendered "the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia" (Revised ...
/m/mediterranean.htm - 11k

Phrygia (4 Occurrences)
... Elamites. Some are inhabitants of Mesopotamia, of Judaea or Cappadocia, of
Pontus or the Asian Province, of Phrygia or Pamphylia, (WEY). ...
/p/phrygia.htm - 11k

Side (4225 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SIDE. si'-de (Side): An ancient town of
Pamphylia, occupying a triangular promontory on the coast. ...
/s/side.htm - 10k

Sailed (28 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Acts 13:13 From Paphos, Paul and
his party put out to sea and sailed to Perga in Pamphylia. ...
/s/sailed.htm - 14k

Cilicia (8 Occurrences)
... the modern Turkish vilayet of Adana; enfolded between the Taurus mountains and the
Mediterranean Sea, with the Amanus range on the East and Pamphylia on the ...
/c/cilicia.htm - 13k

Concordance
Pamphylia (6 Occurrences)

Acts 2:9
Some of us are Parthians, Medes, Elamites. Some are inhabitants of Mesopotamia, of Judaea or Cappadocia, of Pontus or the Asian Province, of Phrygia or Pamphylia,
(WEY)

Acts 2:10
Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the parts of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 13:13
Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 14:24
They passed through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 15:38
But Paul didn't think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn't go with them to do the work.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 27:5
When we had sailed across the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Pamphylia

Pamphylia: John, Surnamed "Mark" in

Pamphylia: Men of, in Jerusalem

Pamphylia: Paul Goes To

Pamphylia: Sea of

Related Terms

Pamphyl'ia (5 Occurrences)

Perga (3 Occurrences)

Lycia (1 Occurrence)

Pisidia (2 Occurrences)

Mediterranean

Phrygia (4 Occurrences)

Side (4225 Occurrences)

Sailed (28 Occurrences)

Cilicia (8 Occurrences)

Paphos (2 Occurrences)

Dispersion (4 Occurrences)

Along (500 Occurrences)

Departed (270 Occurrences)

Visitors (1 Occurrence)

Undesirable (4 Occurrences)

Over-against (156 Occurrences)

Lies (208 Occurrences)

Landed (10 Occurrences)

Ly'cia (1 Occurrence)

Libya (4 Occurrences)

Loosed (41 Occurrences)

Withdrew (55 Occurrences)

Withdrawn (28 Occurrences)

Inhabitants (254 Occurrences)

Insisting (5 Occurrences)

Inhabit (29 Occurrences)

Thinking (58 Occurrences)

Departing (20 Occurrences)

Deemed (14 Occurrences)

Districts (22 Occurrences)

Deserted (54 Occurrences)

Mira (1 Occurrence)

Myra (1 Occurrence)

Myria (1 Occurrence)

Pergamos (1 Occurrence)

Pergamum (2 Occurrences)

Phaselis

Proselytes (2 Occurrences)

Phryg'ia (2 Occurrences)

Pampers (1 Occurrence)

Pisid'ia (2 Occurrences)

Belonging (90 Occurrences)

Companion (44 Occurrences)

Cili'cia (8 Occurrences)

Coast (70 Occurrences)

Companions (58 Occurrences)

Cyre'ne (5 Occurrences)

Asian (1 Occurrence)

Adjoin (1 Occurrence)

Abandoned (45 Occurrences)

Attalia (1 Occurrence)

Strangers (95 Occurrences)

Sail (32 Occurrences)

Sailing (23 Occurrences)

Sojourners (37 Occurrences)

Sojourning (35 Occurrences)

Separated (97 Occurrences)

Idea (64 Occurrences)

Length (135 Occurrences)

Best (252 Occurrences)

Opinion (91 Occurrences)

Passing (177 Occurrences)

Throughout (291 Occurrences)

Cyrene (7 Occurrences)

Waters (386 Occurrences)

Minor (2 Occurrences)

Party (47 Occurrences)

Reached (152 Occurrences)

Across (172 Occurrences)

Asia (22 Occurrences)

Continued (148 Occurrences)

Passed (329 Occurrences)

Province (66 Occurrences)

Someone (153 Occurrences)

Returned (328 Occurrences)

Antioch (21 Occurrences)

Galatia (6 Occurrences)

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