American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A seaport in Mysia, opposite to the island of Lesbos on the north. Here Paul took ship for Mitylene, Acts 20:13 . It is now a poor village, called Beiram.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A sea-port town of Proconsular Asia, in the district of Mysia, on the north shore of the Gulf of Adramyttium. 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. The island of Lesbos lay opposite it, about 7 miles distant.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ass' ssahss) Seaport city on the Gulf of Adramyttium, an offshoot of the east coast of the Aegean Sea. Paul visited there briefly and met Luke and others there as he sailed to Jerusalem from his third missionary journey (Acts 20:13-14 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Seaport in Mysia, in the west of Asia Minor, on the north shore of the Gulf of Adramyttium 20 miles from Troas. Acts 20:13,14 . A glance at a map will show that Paul in walking from Troas to Assos could be there as soon as the ship. The place is now utterly desolate, but with ruins in good preservation, some being of granite.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Approaching; coming near
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ASSOS . A town over half a mile from the Gulf of Adramyttium (in Mysia, province of Asia), in a splendid position on a hill about 770 feet high at its highest point. The fortifications are amongst the most excellent of their kind. It passed through various hands before it was from b.c. 334 241 under Alexander the Great and his successors, and from b.c. 241 133 under the Pergamenian dynasty. At the last date it became Roman (see Asia). It was the birth-place of the Stoic Cleanthes. St. Paul went from Troas to Assos by the land-route on his last visit to Asia ( Acts 20:13 f.).
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament
An ancient Greek city on the Adramyttian Gulf, in the south of the Troad. Originally an aeolic colony, it was re-founded, under the name of Apollonia, by the Pergamenian kings, whose dominions were converted into the Roman province of Asia in 133 b.c. Its situation was one of the most commanding in all the Greek lands. ‘It is a strong place,’ says Strabo, ‘and well fortified with walls. There is a long and steep ascent from the sea and the harbour.… Cleanthes, the Stoic philosopher, was a native of this place.… Here also Aristotle resided for some time’ (xiii. i. 58). The walls are still well-preserved, and the harbour mole can be traced by large blocks under the clear water. The summit of the hill was crowned by the Doric temple of Athene (built c. [Note: . circa, about.] 470 b.c.), the panels of which-now mostly in the Louvre-are among the most important remains of ancient Greek article The modern town, Behram Kalessi, is still the chief shipping-place of the southern Troad.
On a Sunday afternoon, probably in the spring of a.d. 56, St. Paul, having torn himself away from the Christiana of Troas, walked or rode the 20 miles of Roman highway which connected that city with Assos, first passing along the western side of Mt. Ida, then through the rich Valley of the Tuzla, and finally reaching the Via Sacra, or Street of Tombs, which still extends a great distance to the N.W. of Assos. In the haven he joined his ship, which had meanwhile taken his companions round the long promontory of Lectum (Acts 20:13 ff.).
Literature.-J. T. Clarke, Assos, 2 vols., Boston, 1882 and 1898; C. Fellows, Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, London, 1852; Murray’s Handbook of Asia Minor.
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Assos (ăs'sŏs). A Greek city of Mysia in "Asia,"19 miles southeast of Troas, and on the Mediterranean Sea. Extensive ruins of buildings, citadel, tombs, and a gateway still exist there. Paul visited it. Acts 20:13.
- A town on the western coast of Asia Minor, where Paul "tarried" when on his way from Assos
to Miletus, on his third missionary journey (Acts 20:15 )
. Paul went from Troas to Assos
by the land-route on his last visit to Asia ( Acts 20:13 f
- An island in the AEgean Sea, which Paul passed on his voyage from Assos
to Miletus (Acts 20:15 ), on his third missionary journey
- It lies between Assos
- A glance at a map will show that Paul in walking from Troas to Assos
could be there as soon as the ship
- Paul, having torn himself away from the Christiana of Troas, walked or rode the 20 miles of Roman highway which connected that city with Assos
, first passing along the western side of Mt. of Assos
. Clarke, Assos
, 2 vols
- It is otherwise called lapis Assius, or Assian stone, and is said to have been found at Assos
, a city of Lycia
- a city of Phrygia, or of Mysia, upon the Hellespont, having the old city of Troy to the north, and that of Assos
to the south
- Paul stopped at it for the night in his return from his third missionary journey; between Assos
- It attained great naval power, and founded colonies such as Sigeum and Assos
- Paul sailed from Assos
to Patara in the month of April lay over-night either in the northern harbour of Mitylene (which Strabo mentions as μέγας καὶ βαθύς [XIII. from Assos
-an easy day’s sail
Meet, Meet With, Met
- " ...
A — 5: συμβάλλω (Strong's #4820 — Verb — sumballo — soom-bal'-lo ) "to confer, to fall in with, meet with," is translated "met" in Acts 20:14 , RV (AV, "met with"), of the Apostle Paul's "meeting" his companions at Assos
Asia Minor, Cities of
- Cities of Asia Minor important to the New Testament accounts included Alexandria Troas, Assos
, Ephesus, Miletus, Patara, Smyrna, Pergamum, Sardis, Thyatira, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Colassae, Attalia, Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, Derbe, and Tarsus. On his third journey, Paul's companions embarked on a ship sailing toward the port of Assos
, twenty miles south (Acts 20:13 ). , Assos
featured a temple of Athena high on the acropolis overlooking the harbor. At Assos
, Paul joined the ship carrying Luke and several others after journeying on foot from Troas
- On the Monday morning his companions went on board to rest, but the wakeful Apostle discovered that he could give a few more hours to Troas, take the short overland route-doubtless not on foot, if Christian courtesy and gratitude meant anything-to Assos
, 20 miles distant, and there catch his ship after she had rounded Cape Lectum
- Whilst the vessel which conveyed the rest of the party sailed from Troas to Assos
, Paul gained some time by making the journey by land. At Assos
he went on board again
- From Troas he went by land to Assos
; and thence he sailed to Mitylene; and from Mitylene to Miletus