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Smith's Bible Dictionary

the city from which St. Paul first sailed, in consequence of a divine intimation, to carry the gospel from Asia to Europe. (Acts 16:8,11) It is mentioned on other occasions. (Acts 20:5,6; 2 Corinthians 2:12,13; 2 Timothy 4:13) Its full name was Alexandria Troas (Liv. xxxv. 42), and sometimes it was called simply Alexandria sometimes simply Troas. It was first built by Antigonus under the name of Antigonea Troas, and peopled with the inhabitants of some neighboring cities. Afterward it was embellished by Lysimachus, and named Alexandria Troas. Its situation was on the coast of Mysia, opposite the southeast extremity of the island of Tenedos. Under the Romans it was one of the most important towns of the province of Asia. In the time of St. Paul it was a colonia with the Jus Italicum . The modern name is Eski-Stamboul , with considerable ruins. We can still trace the harbor in a basin about 400 feet long and 200 broad.

ATS Bible Dictionary

A maritime city of Mysia, in the northwest part of Asia Minor, situated on the Egean coast, at some distance south of the supposed site of ancient Troy. The adjacent region, including all the coast south of the Hellespont, is also called Troas, or the Troad. The city was a Macedonian and Roman colony of much promise, and was called Alexandria Troas. The Turks call its ruins Eski Stamboul, the old Constantinople. Its remains, in the center of a forest of oaks, are still grand and imposing. The apostle Paul was first at Troas for a short time in A. D. 52, and sailed thence into Macedonia, Acts 16:8-11. At his second visit, in A. D. 57, he labored with success, 2 1 Corinthians 2:12-13. At his third recorded visit he tarried but a week; at the close of which the miraculous raising of Eutychus to life took place, Acts 20:5-14, A. D. 58. See also 2 Timothy 4:13.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A city on the coast of Mysia, in the north-west of Asia Minor, named after ancient Troy, which was at some little distance from it (about 4 miles) to the north. Here Paul, on his second missionary journey, saw the vision of a "man of Macedonia," who appeared to him, saying, "Come over, and help us" (Acts 16:8-11). He visited this place also on other occasions, and on one of these visits he left his cloak and some books there (2 Corinthians 2:12; 2 Timothy 4:13). The ruins of Troas extend over many miles, the site being now mostly covered with a forest of oak trees. The modern name of the ruins is Eski Stamboul i.e., Old Constantinople.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

tro'-as (Troas): The chief city in the Northwest of Asia Minor, on the coast of Mysia in the Roman province of Asia. From here, according to Acts 16:8, Paul sailed. Here, also, according to Acts 20:5-12, Paul raised Eutychus from the dead. The name Troas was not confined to the town itself, but it was also applied to the surrounding district, or to that part of the coast which is now generally known as the Troad. In its early history it bore the name of Antigona Troas, which was given it by its founder Antigonus, but after 300 B.C. it was generally known to the classical writers as Alexander Troas, a name given to it by Lysimachus. For a time the Seleucid kings made their homes at Troas. Later, when the city became free, it struck its own coins, of which vast numbers are found; a common type is one upon which is stamped a grazing horse. In 133 B.C. Troas came into the possession of the Romans, and later, during the reign of Augustus, it was made a Roman colonia, independent of the Roman governor of the province of Asia. Its citizens were then exempt from poll and land tax. During Byzantine times Troas was the seat of a bishopric.

The ruins of Troas, now bearing the name of Eski Stambul, are extensive, giving evidence of the great size and importance of the ancient city. They have, however, long been used as a quarry, and the columns of the public buildings were taken to Constantinople for use in the construction of the mosque known as the Yeni Valideh Jami. The site is now mostly overgrown with oaks, but from the higher portions of the ruins there is an extensive view over the sea and the neighboring islands. It is only with difficulty that one may now trace the city walls and locate the square towers which flanked them at intervals. Within the walls are the remains of theater, the temple and the gymnasium, which was provided with baths. The port from which Paul sailed was constructed by means of a mole, with an outer and an inner basin. The most imposing of the ruins, however, is a large aqueduct which was built in the time of Trajan.

E. J. Banks

5174. Troas -- Troas, a city near the Hellespont (ie Dardanelles)
... 5173, 5174. Troas. 5175 . Troas, a city near the Hellespont (ie Dardanelles).
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Troas ...
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2161. Eutuchos -- "well-fated," Eutychus, a young man restored to ...
... Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Eutuchos Phonetic Spelling: (yoo'-too-khos) Short
Definition: Eutychus Definition: Eutychus, a young hearer of Paul at Troas. ...
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2591. Karpos -- Carpus, a Christian
... Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Karpos Phonetic Spelling:
(kar'-pos) Short Definition: Carpus Definition: Carpus, a Christian of Troas. ...
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Miracle Performed by Silvanus Bishop of Troas Formerly of ...
... Book VII. Chapter XXXVII."Miracle performed by Silvanus Bishop of Troas formerly
of Philippopolis. Silvanus was formerly a rhetorician ...
/.../chapter xxxvii miracle performed by silvanus.htm

The Message Heeded
... in Europe. Tarrying for a time at Troas, "to preach Christ's gospel,"
he found some who were ready to listen to his message. "A ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 31 the message heeded.htm

If Paul had Known any Mysteries Unrevealed to the Other Apostles ...
... For he says that when Barnabas, and John who was called Mark, had parted company
from Paul, and sailed to Cyprus, "we came to Troas;" [3539] and when Paul had ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xiv if paul had known.htm

2 Cor. Ii. 12, 13
... Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when a door was opened unto
me in the Lord, I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily v 2 cor ii.htm

Paul's Last Journey to Jerusalem
... At Philippi Paul tarried to keep the Passover. Only Luke remained with him, the
other members of the company passing on to Troas to await him there. ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 37 pauls last journey.htm

Paul's Second Imprisonment, and Martyrdom; Peter, his Epistles ...
... Thus, he says-"The cloak [153:3] (or, as some render it, the case) [153:4] that
I left at Troas, with Carpus, when thou comest bring with thee, and the books ...
/.../killen/the ancient church/chapter x pauls second imprisonment.htm

The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
... Acts does not mention Titus, whose name is prominent in 2 Corinthians, and at the
same time Acts 20:5, 6 corroborates the account of the visit to Troas in 2 ...
/.../pullan/the books of the new testament/chapter xi the second epistle.htm

To the Philadelphians
... After leaving Smyrna, Ignatius and his guard pressed on to Troas, where
they made a halt before crossing by sea to Neapolis. It ...
/.../richardson/early christian fathers/to the philadelphians.htm

... The love of the brethren at Troas salutes you; whence also I write to you by Burrhus,
whom ye sent with me, together with the Ephesians, your brethren, and who ...
/.../ignatius/the epistle of ignatius to the smyrnaeans/chapter xii salutations.htm

Let Other Churches Also Send to Antioch.
... Inasmuch as I have not been able to write to all the Churches, because I must suddenly
sail from Troas to Neapolis, as the will [1119] [of the emperor] enjoins ...
/.../chapter viii let other churches also.htm

Troas (6 Occurrences)
... The ruins of Troas extend over many miles, the site being now mostly covered with
a forest of oak trees. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TROAS. ...
/t/troas.htm - 11k

Tro'as (6 Occurrences)
Tro'as. Troas, Tro'as. Trod . Multi-Version Concordance Tro'as (6 Occurrences).
Acts 16:8 and having passed by Mysia, they came down to Troas. (See RSV). ...
/t/tro'as.htm - 7k

Mysia (2 Occurrences)
... On his first voyage to Europe (Acts 16:7, 8) Paul passed through this province and
embarked at its chief port Troas. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MYSIA. ...
/m/mysia.htm - 8k

Assos (2 Occurrences)
... Paul came hither on foot along the Roman road from Troas (Acts 20:13, 14), a distance
of 20 miles. It was about 30 miles distant from Troas by sea. ...
/a/assos.htm - 10k

Neapolis (1 Occurrence)
... It was the seaport of Philippi, and was the first point in Europe at which Paul
and his companions landed; from Troas they had sailed direct to Samothrace, and ...
/n/neapolis.htm - 9k

Parchments (1 Occurrence)
... he is to bring "the books, especially the parchments." These, as well as the "cloak,"
which is also mentioned, had evidently been "left at Troas with Carpus ...
/p/parchments.htm - 10k

Samothrace (1 Occurrence)
... and Benndorf, Neue Untersuchungen auf South, 1880): An island in the Aegean Sea,
South of Thrace opposite the mouth of the Hebrus River, and Northwest of Troas...
/s/samothrace.htm - 9k

Luke (4 Occurrences)
... his own statement (Luke 1:2), he was not an "eye-witness and minister of the word
from the beginning." It is probable that he was a physician in Troas, and was ...
/l/luke.htm - 55k

Evangelist (2 Occurrences)
... proselyte. His first appearance with Paul at Troas (compare the "we"-sections,
Acts 16:10-12) is in harmony with this idea. The ...
/e/evangelist.htm - 23k

Cloak (73 Occurrences)
... The cloak which Paul "left at Troas" (2 Timothy 4:13) was the Roman paenula, a thick
upper garment used chiefly in travelling as a protection from the weather. ...
/c/cloak.htm - 30k

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Troas (6 Occurrences)

Acts 16:8
Passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.

Acts 16:11
Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis;

Acts 20:5
But these had gone ahead, and were waiting for us at Troas.

Acts 20:6
We sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we stayed seven days.

2 Corinthians 2:12
Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord,

2 Timothy 4:13
Bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus when you come, and the books, especially the parchments.



Troas: Paul Visits

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