Ancient Cilicians in Biblical Archaeology.
This painting depicts an ancient inhabitant of Cilicia, from the stone reliefs at the staircases of ancient Persepolis. This Cilician was one of 20 nations who presented gifts to Darius, the king of the world, at the foot of his throne in his audience hall for the Persian New Year. The Cilicians were descendants of Lud, one of the sons of Shem. They were Semitic like the Babylonians and Persians. (See the Table of Nations in Genesis 10). Cilicia was located at the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea, in the southeast corner of ancient Asia Minor (Turkey) along the coast. The people from that region were known to be very hostile and of bad moral character. Paul the Apostle was from Tarsus, the capital of the Roman province of ancient Cilicia. Archaeological excavations reveal that the early Cilicians had cultural similarities to the ancient Mesopotamians. During Abraham's time Cilicia was known as Kizzuwatna and later became part of the Hittite Empire. During the time of Paul Cilicia was administered by the province of Syria.
- Clickable Map of the Roman Empire - First Century AD - Ancient Cilicia Ci-li'ci-a. In the Roman Empire Cilicia was a province of Asi
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Cilicia: Bible Cities - Bible History Links (Ancient Biblical Studies) - Cilicia in Easton's Bible Dictionary a maritime province in the south-east of Asia Minor. Tarsus, the birth-place of Paul, was one of its chief towns, and the seat of ...
Cilicia, Tarsos - Ancient Greek Coins - WildWinds.com - BMC 86, Tarsos, Cilicia, 360-334 BC. AR Hemiobol 9 mm, 0.53 gr. Baaltars seated left on throne, holding grain-ear and bunch of grapes / Forepart of wolf right, ...
Tarsus - Clickable Map of the Roman Empire - First Century AD - Map of the Roman Empire - Tarsus. Tarsus Q-7 on the Map. Ancient Tarsus - Important city of Cilicia near the mouth of the river Cydnus, dating back to the ...
Cilicia Biblical - Free Bible - Cilicia. A province S.E. of Asia Minor, having the Mediterranean on the S., Pamphylia on the W., the Taurus and Antitaurus range on the N., separating it from ...
1. Paul at Syria and Cilicia - Paul's Second Missionary Journey ... - Paul's 2nd mission began in Syria and Cilicia. Overview of various activities involving Paul the Apostle and his companions. Overview of Paul's Second ...
Syria - Clickable Map of the Roman Empire - First Century AD - Syria was a joint province with Cilicia (Pedias), and its governor had authority over Galilee and Judea including any client kings, tetrarchs, or procurators.
Biblical Meaning of Cilicia in Eastons Bible Dictionary - Bible History ... - Cilicia a maritime province in the south-east of Asia Minor. Tarsus, the birthp lace of Paul, was one of its chief towns, and the seat of a celebrated school of ...
Cappadocia - Clickable Map of the Roman Empire - First Century AD - Cappadocia was c onsisted of the area bounded north by Pontus, south by Cilicia, on the east by Syria and Lesser Armenia, and on the west by Lycaonia.
Tarsus: Bible Cities - Bible History Links (Ancient Biblical Studies) - Tarsus in Easton's Bible Dictionary the chief city of < b>Cilicia. It was distinguished for its wealth and for its schools of learning, in which it rivalled, nay, excelled even ...
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