American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A seaport in Pamphylia, at the mouth of the river Catarrhactes, visited by Paul and Barnabas on their way from Perga to Antioch, Acts 14:25 . There is still a village there of a similar name, with extensive ruins in the vicinity.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
(Acts 14:25.) Whence Paul and Barnabas sailed, on returning from their missionary tour inland to Antioch. The city was founded by and named from Attalus Philadelphus, king of Pergamus, as a port at the mouth of the river Catarrhactes, for the commerce of Egypt and Syria, as Troas was for that of the AEgean. Its modern name is Satalia.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(at tuh li' uh) Seaport city on northern Mediterranean cost in Asia Minor where Paul stopped briefly on first missionary journey (Acts 14:25 ). Modern Antalya continues as a small seaport with some ancient ruins.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ATTALIA (modern Adalia ). A town on the coast of Pamphylia, not far from the mouth of the river Catarrhactes, founded and named by Attalus II. It was besieged in n.c. 79 by P [Note: Priestly Narrative.] . Seruilius Isauricus, when in possession of the pirates. In the Byzantine period it was of great importance. It has the best harbour on the coast. Paul and Barnabas came on there from Perga, and took ship for Antioch ( Acts 14:25 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Seaport of Pamphylia, near Perga, visited by Paul and Barnabas.Acts 14:25 . It was founded by Attalus king of Pergamus: now called Adalia .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament
(Ἀτταλεία Tisch. and Westcott-Hort’s Greek Testament -ία)
This maritime city of Pamphilia was founded by, and named after, Attalus II. Philadelphus, king of Pergamos (159-138 b.c.), who desired a more convenient haven than Perga (15 miles N.E.) for the commerce of Egypt and Syria. It was picturesquely situated on a line of cliffs, over which the river Catarrhactes rushed in torrents-or cataracts-to the sea. Attalia differed from its rival Perga, a centre of native Anatolian religious feeling, in being a thoroughly Hellenized city, honouring the usual classical deities-Zeus, Athene, and Apollo. Paul and Barnabas sailed from its harbour to Antioch at the close of their first missionary tour (Acts 14:25). Both politically and ecclesiastically it gradually overshadowed Perga, and to-day it is the most flourishing seaport, with the exception of Marsina, on the south coast of Asia Minor. It has a population of 25000, including many Christians and Jews, who occupy separate quarters. The name has been slightly modified into Adalia.
Literature.-W. M. Ramsay, Hist. Geog. of Asia Minor, London, 1890, p. 420; C. Lanckoronski, Villes de la Pamphylie et de la Pisidie, i. [Paris, 1890].
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Attalia (ăl-ta-lî'ah). A seaport town of Pamphylia, Acts 14:25, named from its founder, Attalus; later it was called Satalia, and now Adalia.
- Leake fixes Attalia
at Adalia , on the south court of Asia Minor, north of the Duden Su , the ancient Catarrhactes
- He then went to the nearby port of Attalia
, from where he sailed back to his home church in Syria (Acts 14:24-26)
- An inland city of Pamphylia about 12 miles from Attalia
on the coast, but possessing a river harbour of its own on the Cestrus 5 miles away. 1084 we find Attalia
made a metropolitan bishopric, and it is the only bishopric in Pamphylia now
- Other important cities were the ports of Side and Attalia
- ( Acts 13:13 ) The two missionaries finally left Pamphylia by its chief seaport Attalia
- Then they "went down (sea being lower than land) to Attalia
," the chief seaport of Pamphylia
differed from its rival Perga, a centre of native Anatolian religious feeling, in being a thoroughly Hellenized city, honouring the usual classical deities-Zeus, Athene, and Apollo
- The town of Attalia
was founded in the 2nd century. On the return journey, before taking ship at Attalia
, they preached at Perga ( Acts 14:25 ), but by this time they had definitely determined to ‘turn to the Gentiles’ (cf
- Its chief maritime cities-Attalia
, Perga and Side-had to deal only with a limited traffic, and never rose to any great importance. About two years later the return journey was made by Perga and Attalia
(Acts 14:25), and on this occasion the gospel was preached in the former city, but apparently little impression was made
- 204) think that he chose the steep pass leading from Attalia
to Lake Ascania (Buldur Göl)
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 first journey, Paul and Barnabas most likely arrived by sea at Attalia
, a relatively small and unimportant harbor
Chronology of the New Testament
- First Missionary Journey, to Cyprus, Acts 13:4 ; Pamphylia, and Southern Galatia (Pisidian Antioch, Acts 13:14 ; Iconium, Acts 13:51 ; Lystra, Acts 14:6 ; Derbe, Acts 14:20 ), and back by Attalia
to Antioch, Acts 14:26 [so HR; TL give one year less]
- " From Pisidia they came to Perga and Attalia
; thence to Antioch, where they reported at what may be called the first missionary meeting or covention "all that God had done with them, opening the door of faith unto the Gentiles"; and so ended Paul's first missionary tour
- Then they came down to the coast, and from Attalia
, they sailed; home to Antioch in Syria, where they related the successes which had been granted to them, and especially the opening of the door of faith to the Gentiles