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a town on the coast of Asia Minor, on the confines of Lycia and Pamphylia, and consequently ascribed by the ancient writers sometimes to one and sometimes to the other. 1 Macc. 15:23.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fa-se'-lis (Phaselis): A city of Lycia in Southern Asia Minor, on the seacoast, near the boundary of Pamphylia, to which country some ancient writers have assigned it. Situated on the extreme end of a promontory which projected into the sea, and with high mountains in the rear, it was separated both politically and geographically from the rest of Lycia. Hence it may be understood how it early became the favorite haunt of pirates. Already in the 6th century B.C., when trade was carried on with Egypt, the city struck coins of its own; upon them the prow and the stern of a war galley were commonly represented. The coinage ceased in 466 B.C., but it was resumed about 400 B.C., when the city again became practically independent. For a time Phaselis was under the control of the Seleucid kings of Syria, but in 190 B.C. it again regained its independence or continued as a member of the league of Lycian cities (1 Maccabees 15:23). Before the beginning of the Christian era it had lost considerable of its earlier importance, yet it was still famed for its temple of Athene in which it was said that the sword of Achilles was preserved, and also for the attar of roses which was produced there. It figures little in early Christian history, yet in Byzantine times it was the residence of a bishop. Its site, now marked by the ruins of the stadium, temples and theater, bears the Turkish name of Tekir Ova.

See also LYCIA.

E. J. Banks


Book 2 Footnotes
... is this [Geog. B. XIV. p.666]: "Now about Phaselis is that narrow passage,
by the sea-side, through which his army. There is a mountain ...
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Greek and Jew
... The high broad street upon which the giant causeway terminated was marked by the
solemn cenotaphs of Mariamne and Phaselis and ended against the Tower of ...
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... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia PHASELIS. fa-se'-lis (Phaselis): A city
of Lycia in Southern Asia Minor, on the seacoast, near the ...
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Lycia (1 Occurrence)
... Of these, Patara, Myra and Phaselis are of interest to Bible students. ...Phaselis,
on the border of Pamphylia, was also the home of the bishop. ...
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Phaseah (2 Occurrences)

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