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same as Rhoda

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(rosy), a celebrated island in the Mediterranean Sea. (It is triangular in form, 60 miles long from north to south, and about 18 wide. It is noted now, as in ancient times, for its delightful climate and the fertility of its soil. The city of Rhodes, its capital, was famous for its huge brazen statue of Apollo called the Colossus of Rhodes. It stood at the entrance of the harbor, and was so large that ships in full sail could pass between its legs. ED.) Rhodes is immediately opposite the high Carian and Lycian headlands at the southwest extremity of the peninsula of Asia Minor. Its position had much to do with its history. Its real eminence began about 400 B.C. with the founding of the city of Rhodes, at the northeast extremity of the island, which still continues to be the capital. After Alexander's death it entered on a glorious period, its material prosperity being largely developed, and its institutions deserving and obtaining general esteem. We have notice of the Jewish residents in Rhodes in 1 Macc. 15:23. The Romans, after the defeat of Antiochus, assigned, during some time, to Rhodes certain districts on the mainland. Its Byzantine, history is again eminent. Under Constantine If was the metropolis of the "Province of the Islands," It was the last place where the Christians of the East held out against the advancing Seracens; and subsequently it was once more famous as the home and fortress of the Knights of St. John. (It is now reduced to abject poverty. There are two cities --Rhodes the capital and Lindus --and forty or fifty villages. The population, according to Turner is 20,000, of whom 6000 are Turks and the rest Greeks, together with a few Jews.)

ATS Bible Dictionary

An island and a famous city in the Levant, the ancient name of which was Ophiusa. Its modern name alludes to the great quantity and beauty of the roses that grew there. The island is about forty miles long and fifteen wide; its mountains are well wooded, and its valleys highly fertile. The city of Rhodes, at the northeast extremity of the island, was one of the most celebrated of the Greek cities. It was famous for its brazen Colossus, which was one hundred and five feet high, made by Chares of Lyndus: it stood at the mouth of the harbor of the city, on sixty marble columns, and continued perfect only fifty-six years, being thrown down by an earthquake, under the reign of Ptolemy Euergetes king of Egypt, who began to reign B.C. 244. When Paul went to Jerusalem, A. D. 58, he visited Rhodes, Acts 21:1. Modern Rhodes is a Turkish walled town of 15,000 inhabitants, and considerable commerce. The air of Rhodes is proverbially pure, and its climate serene.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A rose, an island to the south of the western extremity of Asia Minor, between Coos and Patara, about 46 miles long and 18 miles broad. Here the apostle probably landed on his way from Greece to Syria (Acts 21:1), on returning from his third missionary journey.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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 extensively cultivated. Almost one-third of the island is now covered with trees in spite of earlier deforestation. The highest mountains attain an altitude of nearly 4,000 ft. The older names were Ophiusa, Asteria, Trinacria, Corymbia. The capital in antiquity was Rhodes, at the northeastern extremity, a strongly fortitled city provided with a double harbor. Near the entrance of the harbor stood one of the seven wonders of the ancient world-a colossal bronze statue dedicated to Helios. Tiffs colossus, made by Chares about 290 B.C., at a cost of 300 talents (USD300,000 in 1915), towered to the height of 104 ft.

In the popular mind-both before and after Shakespeare represented Caesar as bestriding the world like a colossus-this gigantic figure is conceived as an image of a human being of monstrous size with leas spread wide apart, at the entrance of the inner harbor, so huge that the largest ship with sails spread could move in under it; but the account on which this conception is based seems to have no foundation.

The statue was destroyed in 223 B.C. by an earthquake. It was restored by the Romans. In 672 A.D. the Saracens sold the ruins to a Jew. The quantity of metal was so areat that it would fill the cars of a modern freight train (900 camel loads).

The most ancient cities of Rhodes were Ialysus, Ochyroma, and Lindus. The oldest inhabitants were immigrants from Crete. Later came the Carians. But no real advance in civilization was made before the immigration of the Dorians under Tlepolemus, one of the Heraclidae, and (after the Trojan war) Aethaemanes. Lindus, Ialysus and Camirus formed with Cos, Cnidus and Halicarnassus the so-called Dorian Hexapolis (Six Cities), the center of which was the temple of the Triopian Apollo on the coast of Caria. Rhodes now founded many colonies-in Spain (Rhode), in Italy (Parthenope, Salapia, Sirus, Sybaris), in Sicily (Gela), in Asia Minor (Soli), in Cilicia (Gaaae), and in Lycia (Corydalla). The island attained no political greatness until the three chief cities formed a confederation and rounded the new capital (Rhodes) in 408 B.C. In the beginning of the Peloponnesian war, Rhodes sided with the Athenians, but, after 19 years of loyalty to Athens, went over to the Spartans (412 B.C.). In 394, when Conon appeared with his fleet before the city, the island fell into the hands of the Athenians again. A garrison was stationed at Rhodes by Alexander the Great. After his death this garrison was driven out by the Rhodians. It is at this time that the really great period of the island's history begins. The inhabitants bravely defended their capital against Demetrius Poliorcetes in 304 B.C.-the same Demetrius who two years before had won a naval victory and had coins stamped with a "Victory" that is the counterpart of the "Winaed Victory" which commands the unbounded admiration of the modern world-and extended their dominion over a strip of the Carian coast, as well as over several of the neiahboring islands, and for the first time in the history of the world established an international maritime and commercial law. The arts and sciences now began to flourish in the fair island in the southeastern Aegean. Aeschines, the famous orator of Athens, fled to Rhodes after his defeat by Demosthenes, and rounded a school of oratory, which was attended by many Romans. Rhodes became the faithful ally of Rome after the defeat of Antiochus in 189 B.C. As a reward for her loyalty she received Caria. In 168, however, only a small portion of this territory remained under Rhodian sway (Peraea, or the Chersonesus). In 42 B.C. the island was devastated by Cassius. Later it was made a part of the Roman province of Asia (44 A.D.). Strabo says that he knows no city so splendid in harbor, walls and streets. When the Roman power declined, Rhodes fell into the hands of Caliph Moawijah, but later was taken by the Greeks, from whom at a later date the Genoese wrested the island. In 1249 John Cantacuzenus attempted to recover Rhodes, but in vain. Finally, however, success crowned the efforts of the Greeks under Theodoros Protosebastos. In 1310 the Knights of John, who had been driven from Palestine, made Rhodes their home. After the subjuaation of the island by Sultan Soliman in 1522 the Knights of John removed to Malta, and Rhodes has remained uninterruptedly a possession of the Sublime Porte down to the recent war between Turkey and the Balkan allies, forming, with the other islands, the province of the "Islands of the White Sea" (Archipelago). It has a Christian governor whose seat, though mostly at Rhodes, is sometimes at Chios. The population of the island has greatly diminished by emigration. In 1890 the total number of inhabitants was 30,000 (20,000 Greeks, 7,000 Mohammedans, 1,500 Jews). The chief products of Rhodes are wheat, oil, wine, figs and tropical fruits. A very important industry is the exportation of sponges. The purity of the air and the mildness of the climate make Rhodes a most delightful place to live in during the fall, winter and early spring. The city, built in the shape of an amphitheater, has a magnificent view toward the sea. It contains several churches made out of old mosques. The once famous harbor is now almost filled with sand. The inhabitants number nearly 12,000 (all Turks and Jews). Rhodes is mentioned in the New Testament only as a point where Paul touched on his voyage southward from the Hellespont to Caesarea (Acts 21:1); but in 1 Maccabees 15:23 we are informed that it was one of the states to which the Romans sent letters in behalf of the Jews.


Berg, Die Insel Rhodes (Braunschweig, 1860-62): Schneiderwirth, Geschichte der Insel Rhodes (Heiligenstadt, 1868); Guerin, L'ile de Rhodes, 2nd edition, Paris, 1880; Biliotti and Cottrel, L'ile de Rhodes (Paris, 1881); Torr, Rhodes in Ancient Times (Cambridge, 1885) and Rhodes in Modern Times (1887).

J. E. Harry

4499. Rhodos -- Rhodes, an island in the Mediterranean
... Rhodes, an island in the Mediterranean. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
Rhodos Phonetic Spelling: (hrod'-os) Short Definition: Rhodes Definition ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4499.htm - 6k

While These Things are Going on in Jud??a, a Certain Young Man ...
... Book II. Chapter XXIV. While these things are going on in Jud??a, a certain
young man educated at Rhodes? While these things are ...
/.../life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xxiv while these things.htm

Letter R
... John "Received 1821, Located 1826 * Reynolds, Reubon "Received 1836 * Reynolds,
Richard S. "Received 1834, Located 1837 * Rhodes, Benjamin "Received ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter r.htm

Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations
CHICAGO: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Co.1899. Entered ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/moody/moodys anecdotes and illustrations/title page.htm

Drawing Nearer to the Storm
... it came to pass, that, after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came
with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/drawing nearer to the storm.htm

"Lo, I am with You Alway. "
... say for yourselves: "Now I have to obey, and by the grace of God I am going to obey
in everything." At our recent exhibition at the Cape, Mr. Rhodes, our Prime ...
//christianbookshelf.org/murray/jesus himself/ii lo i am with.htm

Acts xx. 32
... they love him, such was their affection towards him""and had launched, we came with
a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xlv acts xx 32.htm

The Battle of the Books, 1749-1755.
... For these falsehoods Whitefield claimed, no doubt quite honestly, to have good evidence;
and to prove his point he quoted the case of a certain Thomas Rhodes. ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter xiii the battle of.htm

The Use of the Symbolic Style by Poets and Philosophers.
... And Simmias of Rhodes:". ... Diodorus says that the Telchimes--fabled sons of
Ocean--were the first inhabitants of Rhodes. [3038] sunesis. ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter viii the use of the.htm

... The original Greek text of this work is edited for the first time in Text and Studies,
Vol. II., No.3 (1893), by Montague Rhodes James, MA, from the only ms. ...
/.../unknown/the acts of xanthippe and polyxena/introduction.htm

The Testament of Abraham. Introduction.
... II., No.2 (Cambridge, 1892), by Montague Rhodes James, MA None of the manuscripts
are older than the thirteenth century; of the six which contain the longer ...
/.../unknown/the testament of abraham/the testament of abraham introduction.htm

Rhodes (2 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. RHODES. ... The capital in antiquity was Rhodes, at the
northeastern extremity, a strongly fortitled city provided with a double harbor. ...
/r/rhodes.htm - 13k

Lycia (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A wolf, a province in the south-west of Asia Minor, opposite
the island of Rhodes. It forms part of the region now called Tekeh. ...
/l/lycia.htm - 9k

Coos (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (written Cos in the RV), a small island, one of the Sporades
in the Aegean Sea, in the north-west of Rhodes, off the coast of Caria. ...
/c/coos.htm - 7k

... xxxi.18) mentions a Quintus and a Canuleius as sent to Egypt, 162 BC, and again
(xxxiii.15) the same Quintus as sent as an ambassador to Rhodes, 153 BC A Titus ...
/q/quintus.htm - 7k

Kittim (8 Occurrences)
... are mentioned Elisha, Tarshish, and Dodanim (= Rodanim of 1 Chronicles 1:7), generally
explained respectively as Sicily with Southern Italy, Spain and Rhodes. ...
/k/kittim.htm - 15k

Ourselves (129 Occurrences)
... Acts 21:1 When, at last, we had torn ourselves away and had set sail, we ran in
a straight course to Cos; the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. ...
/o/ourselves.htm - 38k

Javan (12 Occurrences)
... 3:6 (Hebrew 4:6) Septuagint hoi Hellenes, ie "Greeks"), "son" of Japheth, and "father"
of Elisha, Tars, Kittim, and Rodarim, ie Rhodes (incorrectly "Dodanim ...
/j/javan.htm - 12k

Launched (5 Occurrences)
... it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came
with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from ...
/l/launched.htm - 8k

Lanched (5 Occurrences)
... And it came to pass, that after we were separated from them, and had lanched, we
came with a straight course to Coos, and the day following to Rhodes, and from ...
/l/lanched.htm - 7k

Gotten (38 Occurrences)
... it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came
with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from ...
/g/gotten.htm - 18k

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