Places Study on Amphipolis

Places Study on Amphipolis

Acts 17: Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Amphipolis
A city of Macedonia, situated not far from the mouth of the river Strymon, which flowed "around the city," and thus occasioned its name. The village which now stands upon the site of the ancient city is called Empoli of Yamboli, a corruption of Amphipolis. It was visited by Paul and Silas, Acts 17:1 .

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Amphipolis
City on both sides, a Macedonian city, a great Roman military station, through which Paul and Silas passed on their way from Philippi to Thessalonica, a distance of 33Roman miles from Philippi (Acts 17:1 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Amphipolis
A Macedonian city, through which Paul and Silas passed, by the Ignatian Way, in journeying from Philippi (33 Roman miles distant) to Thessalonica (Acts 17:1). Their not staying there may have been because there were few, if any, Jews in it: and they hastened on to Thessalonica, "where was a synagogue of Jews," affording the suitable starting point for a Christian church. It means the city (almost) surrounded by the river Strymon, three miles from its entrance into the sea. An Athenian colony. Its commercial situation, and the neighboring woods of Kerkine, and gold mines of mount Pangtens, gave it importance; also memorable in the Peloponnesian war for the battle fought at it, in which Brasidas and Cleon were killed. The site is now occupied by the village Neokhorio.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Amphipolis
AMPHIPOLIS . A town in a part of Macedonia formerly reckoned to Thrace, on the river Strymon, about 3 miles from its mouth, where the harbour Eion was situated. It was a place of great strategic and mercantile importance. It underwent various vicissitudes, but retained its importance based on its abundant supplies of excellent wine, figs, oil, and wood, its silver and gold mines, its woollen fabrics. The Romans raised it to the rank of a free town and the chief town of the first district of the province Macedonia; through it the Via Egnatia passed. The verb in the Greek ( Acts 17:1 ) seems to indicate that St. Paul passed through it without preaching there.

A. Souter.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Amphipolis
(am fihp' uh lihss) City near the Aegean Gulf between Thessalonica and Philippi. Paul and Silas passed through it on their way to Thessalonica on Paul's second missionary journey (Acts 17:1 ) as they traveled the famous Egnatian Way.



Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Amphipolis
(Ἀμφίπολις)

This Macedonian city played an important part in early Greek history. Occupying an eminence on the left bank of the Strymon, just below the egress of the river from Lake Cercinitis, 3 miles from the Strymonic Gulf, it commanded the entrance to a pass leading through the mountains into the great Macedonian plains. It was almost encircled by the river, whence its name ‘Amphi-polis.’

Thucydides (i. 100) says that the Athenians ‘sent 10,000 settlers of their own citizens and the allies to the Strymon, to colonize what was then called the “Nine Ways” (Ἐννέα ὁδοί), but now Amphipolis.’ It was the jewel of their empire, but they lost it in 422 b.c., and never recovered it. It was under the Macedonian kings from 360 till the Roman conquest of the country in 167 b.c. The Romans made it a free city and the capital of the first of four districts into which they divided Macedonia. It lay on the Via Egnatia, which connected Dyrrachium with the Hellespont. From Philippi it was 32 miles to the south-west, and ‘this was one of the most beautiful day’s journeys Paul ever experienced’ (Renan, Saint Paul, Eng. translation , p. 91). The Apostle and his fellow-travellers evidently remained in Amphipolis over night, and next day went on to Apollonia (Acts 17:1). It is now represented by Neochori.

Literature.-W. M. Leake, Northern Greece, London, 1835, iii. 181f.; G. Grote, Hist. of Greece, new ed., do. 1870, iii. 254ff.; Conybeare-Howson, St. Paul, do. 1872, i. 374ff.

James Strahan.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Amphipolis
Amphipolis (am-fĭp'o-lĭs), around the city. A chief city of the southern portion of Macedonia under the Romans. The river Strymon flowed on three sides of the city, hence its name. It was 33 miles southwest of Philippi, and three miles from the sea. Paul and Silas passed through it. Acts 17:1. Neo-khorio, or Newtown, a village of about 100 houses, now occupies a portion of the site of Amphipolis.

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Apollonia - Paul and Silas passed through it on their way to Thessalonica from Philippi and Amphipolis (Acts 17:1). in Mygdonia, 80 miles from Amphipolis, 37 from Thessalonica
Apollo'Nia - (belonging to Apollo ), a city of Macedonia, through which Paul and Silas passed in their way from Philippi and Amphipolis to Thessalonica. ( Acts 17:1 ) According to the Antonine Itinerary it was distant 30 Roman miles from Amphipolis and 37 Roman miles from Thessalonica
Apollonia - Paul and Silas passed through this town on the way from Amphipolis to Thessalonica. It was about half-way between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, and lay between the rivers Axius and Strymon
Amphipolis - Amphipolis (am-fĭp'o-lĭs), around the city. Neo-khorio, or Newtown, a village of about 100 houses, now occupies a portion of the site of Amphipolis
Apollonia - A city of Macedonia, situated between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, about a day's journey on foot from the former place, Acts 17:1
Apollonia - Paul ‘passed through’ Amphipolis and Apollonia on his way from Philippi to Thessalonica (Acts 17:1). According to the Antonine Itinerary, Apollonia was 37 Roman miles from Amphipolis, and 37 from Thessalonica
Apollonia - City of Macedonia, in the district of Mygdonia, some 28 miles from Amphipolis and 35 from Thessalonica, through which Paul and Silas passed
Apollonia - A city of Macedonia between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, from which it was distant about 36 miles
Apollonia - The city is in northern Greece or Macedonia on the international highway called Via Egnatia, 30 miles from Amphipolis and 38 miles from Thessalonica
Amphipolis - The village which now stands upon the site of the ancient city is called Empoli of Yamboli, a corruption of Amphipolis
Philippi - It was on the borders of Thrace, 83 Roman miles northeast of Amphipolis, and about ten miles from Neapolis its port, where Paul landed
Neapolis - The Via Egnatia from Dyrrhachium, after passing through Thessalonica, Amphipolis, and Philippi, reached the coast again at Neapolis, and the regular course of travellers to Asia was not to continue farther by land, but to cross by ship to Troas
Amphipolis - 100) says that the Athenians ‘sent 10,000 settlers of their own citizens and the allies to the Strymon, to colonize what was then called the “Nine Ways” (Ἐννέα ὁδοί), but now Amphipolis. The Apostle and his fellow-travellers evidently remained in Amphipolis over night, and next day went on to Apollonia (Acts 17:1)
Amphipolis - Amphipolis
Macedonia - It contained the cities of Neapolis, Philippi, Amphipolis, Thessalonica, Apollonia, and Berea
Macedonia - There are two great plains, one watered by the Axius entering the sea near Thessalonica, the other by the Strymon which passes near Philippi and empties itself below Amphipolis. of the Strymon, had Amphipolis as its capital, Macedonia Secunda, the region between the Strymon and Axius, had Thessalonica. Philippi had supplanted Amphipolis in importance
Philippi - Paul and Silas at length left this city and proceeded to Amphipolis (q
Philippi - But their bounds were miraculously loosed, their jailer converted, and they permitted to pass on to Amphipolis
Macedo'Nia - Of the space thus enclosed, two of the most remarkable physical features are two great plains, one watered by the Axius, which comes to the sea, at the Thermaic Gulf, not far from Thessalonica; the other by the Strymon, which after passing near Philippi, flows out below Amphipolis
Macedonia - In the conference at Amphipolis on the Strymon the Roman commission ordained that the compact, thoroughly monarchical, single state should be broken up into four republican-federative leagues moulded on the system of the Greek confederacies, viz. that of Amphipolis in the eastern regions, that of Thessalonica with the Chaleidian peninsula, that of Pella on the frontiers of Thessaly, and that of Pelagonia in the interior’ (Mommsen, op. Including part of Illyria as well as Thessaly, the province extended from the Adriatic to the aegean, and was traversed by the Via Egnatia, which joined Dyrrhachium and Apollonia in the West with Amphipolis and another Apollonia in the East
Macedonia - Paul’s journey was along this from Neapolis through Philippi, Amphipolis, Apollonia, to Thessalonica
Macedonia - Of the cities of Macedonia proper, there are mentioned in the New Testament, Amphipolis, Apollonia, Berea, Neapolis, Philippi, and Thessalonica
Thessalonica - Paul was on the Via Ignatia at Neapolis and Philippi, Amphipolis and Apollonia (Acts 16:11-40; Acts 17:1), as well as at Thessalonica
Philippi - The great Eastern road of the Roman Empire, the Via Egnatia, after crossing the Strymon at Amphipolis, kept N
Philippi - Philippi was included in the first region, of which Amphipolis was the capital. ‘Of old Amphipolis had been the chief city of the division, to which both belonged. Afterwards Philippi quite outstripped its rival; but it was at that time in such a position that Amphipolis was ranked first by general consent, Philippi first by its own consent’ (Ramsay, St
Philippi - "... Thessalonica was chief city of the province, and Amphipolis of the district "Macedonia Prima
Chief, Chiefest, Chiefly - " Amphipolis was the "chief" city of that part
Macedonia - Ships from the port of Troas in Asia Minor connected with the port of Neapolis in Macedonia, from where the main highway led through the Macedonian town of Philippi, Amphipolis, Apollonia and Thessalonica towards Rome (Acts 16:11-12; Acts 17:1)
Luke - Luke uses the third person, saying, "Now when they had passed through Amphipolis," &c, Acts 17:1 ; and he does not resume the first person till St
Macedonia - Forced to leave Philippi after an apparently brief stay (Acts 16:16-40 reports the incident of the healing of a possessed slave girl and Paul's subsequent imprisonment), Paul went to the capital Thessalonica via Amphipolis on the Via Egnatia ( Acts 17:1 )
Luke (2) - The author is clearly taking a side as against those who regarded Thessalonica or Amphipolis as the chief town of that district
Roads And Travel - From there they travelled along the Via Egnatia to Amphipolis, Apollonia, and Thessalonica. The complete course of the Via Egnatia was as follows: Dyrrhachium, Clodiana (where the branch from Apollonia met it), Scampa, Lychnidus, Scirtiana, Nicaea, Heraclea, Cellae, Edessa, Pella (where Alexander the Great was born), Thessalonica, Apollonia, Amphipolis, Philippi, Neapolis, Porsulae, Brendice, Tempyra, Doriscus, Dyme, Cypsela, Syracellae, Apri, Bisanthe, Heraeum, Perinthus, Selymbria, Melantia, Byzantium (later Constantinople)
Paul - Thence he went through Amphipolis and Apollonia to Thessalonica, Acts xvii, where he preached in the synagogues of the Jews on three successive Sabbath days
Paul - Luke, and perhaps Timothy for a short time at Philippi, Paul and Silas travelled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and stopped again at Thessalonica