Tripolis
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TRIPOLIS

trip'-o-lis (Tripoils, "triple city"): Demetrius the son of Seleucus, having fled from Rome, collected "a mighty host and fleet," sailed into the haven of Tripoils, took the city, obtained possession of the country, and put to death his cousin, Antiochus V, along with his guardian Lysias (2 Maccabees 14:1;; Josephus, Ant, XII, x, 1). After a period of unsuccessful guerrilla warfare against Hyrcanus in Samaria, Antiochus Cyzicenus retired to Tripells (Ant., XII, x, 2). The city was founded by the Phoenicians and was a member of the Phoenician league. It was divided into 3 quarters by walls-hence, the name "triple city"-and these were occupied by settlers from Tyre, Sidon, and Aradus, respectively. The federal council of these states sat here. Its position on the Phoenician seacoast, with easy access to the interior, gave it many advantages from the commercial point of view. The Seleucid monarchs, the Romans, and Herod the Great did much to beautify the city; the last-named building a gymnasium (Josephus, BJ, I, xxi, 11). When attacked by the Arabs the inhabitants took ship and escaped. Later their places were taken by Jews and Persians. Captured by the Crusaders in 1109, it was taken by the Egyptians in 1289. The ancient city was surrounded on three sides by the sea. The site is now occupied by el-Mina, the harbor of the modern city, Tarabulus, which stands on the bank of Nahr Kadisha, about 2 miles away. The inhabitants number about 23,000. The town gives its name to a district under the vilayet of Beirut, which has always been famous for its fruitfulness.

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Journey from Tripolis.
... Book VII. Chapter I."Journey from Tripolis. At length leaving Tripolis,
[791] a city of Phoenicia, we made our first halt at Ortosias ...
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The Third Day in Tripolis.
... Homily X. Chapter I."The Third Day in Tripolis. Therefore on the third
day in Tripolis, [1120] Peter rose early and went into ...
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Farewell to Tripolis.
... Homily XI. Chapter XXXVI."Farewell to Tripolis. Having spoken thus, he sent the
harbingers into Antioch of Syria, bidding them expect him there forthwith. ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter xxxvi farewell to tripolis.htm

Peter's Arrival at Tripolis.
... Homily VIII. Chapter I."Peter's Arrival at Tripolis. Now, as Peter was
entering Tripolis, [1085] the people from Tyre and Sidon ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter i peters arrival at tripolis.htm

Peter Goes to Byblus and Tripolis.
... Homily VII. Chapter XII."Peter Goes to Byblus and Tripolis. As he said
these things, all fell on their knees before his feet. ...
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Bishops, Presbyters, Deacons, and Widows Ordained at Tripolis.
... Book VI. Chapter XV."Bishops, Presbyters, Deacons, and Widows Ordained
at Tripolis. When he had said these things, and others ...
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Halt at Dora.
... Having set out from Cæsarea on the way to Tripolis, we made our first stoppage at
a small town called Dora, because it was not far distant; and almost all ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter i halt at dora.htm

Natalis of Oea Said: "It is not Only I Myself who am Present...
... Footnotes: [1886] Sabrati, Oëa and Leptis Magna were the three cities whose
combination gave its name to Tripolis, an ecclesiastical province. ...
/.../chapter 47 92 natalis.htm

The Clementine Homilies
... Chapter XI.--The Way of Salvation. Chapter XII.--Peter Goes to Byblus and Tripolis.
Homily VIII. Chapter I.--Peter's Arrival at Tripolis. ...
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The Letter of Arius to Eusebius, Bishop of Nicomedia
... with himself. He names as his adversaries, Philogonius, bishop of Antioch,
Hellanicus, of Tripolis, and Macarius, of Jerusalem. He ...
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Tripolis
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia TRIPOLIS. trip'-o-lis (Tripoils, "triple
city"): Demetrius the son of Seleucus, having fled from ...
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Phoenicians
... The promontories are few and do not project far into the sea, such as Theu-prosopon
South of Tripolis, Ras Beirut and the broad projection South of Tyre ...
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Phoenicia (6 Occurrences)
... The promontories are few and do not project far into the sea, such as Theu-prosopon
South of Tripolis, Ras Beirut and the broad projection South of Tyre ...
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Lebanon (66 Occurrences)
... Litany river, the classic Leontes (which enters the sea a little North of Tyre),
to the mouth of the Eleuthurus (Nahr el-Kebir), a few miles North of Tripolis. ...
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Orthosia
... According to Pliny (NH, v.17) it lay South of the river Eleutherus, and
North of the city of Tripolis. The Peutinger Tables place ...
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Arvad (2 Occurrences)
... ar'-vad, ar'-vad-its ('arwadh; Arados; modern Ruad): An island city off the coast
of Syria some 30 miles North of Tripolis, and the race inhabiting it. ...
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Arvadites (1 Occurrence)
... ar'-vad, ar'-vad-its ('arwadh; Arados; modern Ruad): An island city off the coast
of Syria some 30 miles North of Tripolis, and the race inhabiting it. ...
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Trip (4 Occurrences)

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Zemarite (2 Occurrences)
... The name probably survives in that of Sumra, a village on the seacoast between
Tripolis and Ruwad, about 1 1/2 miles North of Nahr el-Kebir. ...
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Tripping (1 Occurrence)

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