Places Study on Neapolis

Places Study on Neapolis

Acts 16: Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Neapolis
Neapolis (ne-ăp'o-lĭs), new city. A place in Northern Greece where Paul first landed in Europe, and where he probably landed on his second visit, Acts 16:11; comp. 20:1, and whence he embarked on his last journey to Jerusalem. Acts 20:6. It is now a Turco-Grecian town of 5000 or 6000 population, and called Kavalla; it has numerous ruins.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Neapolis
1. In Macedonia, the port of Philippi, ten miles off, where first in Europe Paul landed (Acts 16:11). The Turkish Κavalla . The mountains, including Mount Symbolum, form a noble background. Among the remains are those of Roman work in the substructions of a massive aqueduct, built on two tiers of arches, and carrying water from twelve miles' distance along the sides of Symbolum over the valley between the promontory and the mainland into Kavalla. The harbour has good anchorage. Dion Cassius (Hist. Romans 47:35) mentions Neapolis as opposite Thasos, which is the position of Kavalla.

2. Equates to Shechem in Old Testament, Sychar in New Testament Now Nablus, corrupted from Neapolis.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Neapolis
New city, a town in Thrace at which Paul first landed in Europe (Acts 16:11 ). It was the sea-port of the inland town of Philippi, which was distant about 10 miles. From this port Paul embarked on his last journey to Jerusalem (Acts 20:6 ). It is identified with the modern Turco-Grecian Kavalla.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Neapolis
NEAPOLIS. The harbour of Philippi, at which St. Paul landed ( Acts 16:11 ) after sailing from Troas. It lay on the coast of Macedonia opposite Thasos, being situated on a, promontory with a harbour on each side. It was about 10 miles from Philippi. 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. The modern name of Neapolis is Kavalla .

A. E. Hillard.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Neapolis
The new city
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Neapolis
Seaport in Macedonia, where Paul first landed in Europe. Acts 16:11 . It is now called Kavala.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Neapolis
We read of this place, Acts 16:11 perhaps so called from being then newly formed meaning a new city.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Neapolis
Now called Napoli, Acts 16.11 , a maritime city of Macedonia, near the borders of Thrace, whither Paul came from the isle of Samothracia. From Neapolis he went to Philippi.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Neapolis
(Νέα Πόλις)

Neapolis, ‘the Naples of Macedonia’ (Conybeare-Howson, The Life and Epistles of St. Paul, new ed., 1877, i. 339), was the port to which St. Paul, sailing from Troas in answer to the call of the man of Macedonia, directed his course, and he reached it after a quick passage-a straight run (εὐθυδρομήσαμεν, Acts 16:11) before a southerly breeze. Here he first set foot on European soil. Neapolis originally belonged to Thrace (Pliny, Historia Naturalis (Pliny) iv. 18), but it was now in the province of Macedonia (Strabo, vii. fr. [Note: fragment, from.] 33; Ptolemy, iii. 13). Its name, ‘New Town,’ probably implies that it was an old town re-founded and supplied with a fresh colony. Strabo (vii. fr. [Note: fragment, from.] 36) appears to identify it with Daton, which had ‘fruitful plains, a port, streams, dockyards, and valuable gold mines, whence the proverb “A Daton of good things,” like “Piles of Plenty.” ’

The growing importance of Neapolis kept pace with that of Philippi, ten miles inland, which it served as a seaport. During the last stand of the Republicans at Philippi, their galleys were moored off Neapolis (Appian, de Bell. Civ. iv. 106; Dio Cass. xlvii. 35). The ancient city is generally identified with the small Turkish village of Kavallo, which stands on a promontory overlooking a bay of the same name, opposite the island of Thasos. Here many Latin inscriptions have been found, and there are the remains of a great aqueduct.

Literature.-See W. Smith, Dict. of Greek and Roman Geography ii. [1868] 411; W. M. Leake, Travels in Northern Greece, 1836, iii. 180; W. M. Ramsay, St. Paul the Traveller, 1895, p. 205 ff.

James Strahan.

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Neapolis - 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. The modern name of Neapolis is Kavalla
Neapolis - From Neapolis he went to Philippi
Taanath Shiloh - , Thenath) makes it ten Roman miles from Neapolis (Sichem) on the way to Jordan, probably the Thena of Ptolemy v. 16, section 5, named with Neapolis as the two chief towns of Samaria; now Tana, Ain Tana, ruins S
Taanath-Shiloh - Ta‘na , about 7 miles from Nâblus (Neapolis), and 2 miles N
Janohah - of Nablus (Neapolis) or Shechem
Neapolis - Romans 47:35) mentions Neapolis as opposite Thasos, which is the position of Kavalla. Equates to Shechem in Old Testament, Sychar in New Testament Now Nablus, corrupted from Neapolis
ne-ap'Olis - (Acts 20:6 ) Philippi being an inland town, Neapolis was evidently the port, and is represented by the present Kavalla . Neapolis was situated within the bounds of Thrace, ten miles from Philippi, on a high rocky promontory jutting out into the AEgean Sea, while a temple of Diana crowned the hill-top
Jano'Hah - (rest ), a place on the boundary of Ephraim ( Joshua 16:6,7 ) east of Neapolis
Neapolis - (Νέα Πόλις)... Neapolis, ‘the Naples of Macedonia’ (Conybeare-Howson, The Life and Epistles of St. Neapolis originally belonged to Thrace (Pliny, Historia Naturalis (Pliny) iv. ” ’... The growing importance of Neapolis kept pace with that of Philippi, ten miles inland, which it served as a seaport. During the last stand of the Republicans at Philippi, their galleys were moored off Neapolis (Appian, de Bell
Gebim - In Eusebius a Geba 5 Roman miles from Gophna, on the way to Neapolis (Shechem), is noticed
the'Bez - (conspicuous ), a place memorable for the death of the brave Abimelech, ( Judges 9:50 ) was known to Eusebius and Jerome, in whose time it was situated "in the district of Neapolis," 13Roman miles therefrom, on the road to Scythopolis
Samothracia - This Thracian Samos was passed by Paul on his voyage from Troas to Neapolis (Acts 16:11 ) on his first missionary journey
Samothra'Cia - (Acts 16:11 ; 20:6 ) Being very lofty and conspicuous, it is an excellent landmark for sailors, and must have been full in view, if the weather was clear throughout that voyage from Troas to Neapolis
Neapolis - Neapolis (ne-ăp'o-lĭs), new city
Justin Martyr, Saint - Martyr, Christian apologist, born Flavia Neapolis, Palestine, c
Thebez - It is described by Eusebius and Jerome as 13 miles from Neapolis, on the road to Scythopolis
Martyr, Justin, Saint - Martyr, Christian apologist, born Flavia Neapolis, Palestine, c
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
Samothracia - A conspicuous landmark to sailors; in Paul's first voyage to Europe from Troas to Neapolis (Acts 16:11)
Macedonia - It contained the cities of Neapolis, Philippi, Amphipolis, Thessalonica, Apollonia, and Berea
Macedonia - The Via Egnatia ran across the province from Dyrrhachium to Neapolis, and St. Paul’s journey was along this from Neapolis through Philippi, Amphipolis, Apollonia, to Thessalonica
Shechem - 1), but the name by which it was generally known, after its re-building by Titus Flavins Vespasianus, was Flavia Neapolis , or, more briefly, Neapolis a name which still persists in the modern Arabic form Nâblus , though usually Roman or Greek names imposed on Palestinian sites have disappeared, the older names persisting. ... In the Byzantine period there was a bishopric at Neapolis, of which we know little save that the Samaritans in a
Macedonia - See Neapolis, Philippi, Apollonia, Thessalonica, Beræa
Sychar - of, Neapolis (Shechem ) by the field of Joseph with Jacob's well. 333) puts Sechar or Sychar a Roman mile from Sychem, which he makes a suburb of Neapolis
Samothrace - ... The Apostle and his companions, sailing from Troas, ‘made a straight course,’ running before the wind (εὐθυδρομήσαμεν, Acts 16:11), to Samothrace, where they cast anchor, and next day reached Neapolis
Philippi - one of the chief cities of Macedonia, lying on the north-west of Neapolis, and formerly called Datum or Datos, but afterward taking its name from Philip, the celebrated king of Macedon, by whom it was repaired and beautified
Philip'pi - (named from Philip of Macedonia), a city of Macedonia about nine miles from the sea, to the northwest of the island of Thasos which is twelve miles distant from its port Neapolis, the modern Kavalla
Luke, Saint - He met Saint Paul at Troas and journeyed with him to Neapolis and Philippi as evangelist (Acts 16)
Greece - The country was evangelized by Saint Paul during his second and third missions, when he visited Neapolis, Philippi, where the first Christian Church on European soil was established, Thessalonica, Berooa, Corinth, and Athens, where he converted Dionysius the Areopagite, first Bishop of Athens
Philippi - " This expression however, is supposed to mean, in Acts 16:12 , that it was the first city the traveler met after landing at its port Neapolis, from which it lay ten miles northwest on an extensive plain
Samaria - The city, however, gradually decayed, fading before the growing importance of Neapolis (Shechem)
Philippi - Its port was Neapolis (Acts 16:11-12)
Alexandria - ... The city was divided into sections with a substantial Jewish quarter, the Royal area, the Neapolis, and a necropolis to the far west
Shechem - Neapolis, and now Nablus, were successively on or near the site of Shechem
Philippi - to Neapolis, which was the port of Philippi. With Silas, Timothy, and Luke he landed at Neapolis, and proceeded to Philippi, which St
Sychar - Also Jerome translates Eusebius’ note, which separates Sychar from Neapolis (or Shechem), without comment or correction (in Onom. Συχάρ) writes to the effect that Sychar lay ‘before Neapolis, near the piece of ground which Jacob gave to his son Joseph, where Christ, according to John, held discourse with the Samaritan woman, by the fountain: it is shown to this day. Συχέμ and Βάλανος Σικιμών, where Shechem is distinguished from Neapolis]
Macedonia - Of the cities of Macedonia proper, there are mentioned in the New Testament, Amphipolis, Apollonia, Berea, Neapolis, Philippi, and Thessalonica
Shechem - ... Shechem was called Neapolis by the Romans, of which its present name, Nablus, is supposed to be a corruption
Sechem - SICHEM, SYCHEM, or SHECHEM, called also Sychar in the New Testament afterward Neapolis, and in the present day Nablous, Naplous, Napolose, and Naplosa, (for it is thus variously written,) a city of Samaria, near the parcel of ground which Jacob bought of Hamor, the father of Shechem, and gave to his son Joseph
Philippi - They and his companions sailed from Troas across the Aegean Sea to Neapolis, on the eastern shore of Macedonia (Acts 16:11 )
Philippians, Epistle to the, - Luke, who accompanied him when he sailed from Neapolis
Shechem - It is the modern Nablus, a contraction for Neapolis, the name given to it by Vespasian
She'Chem - Its present name, Nablus , is a corruption of Neapolis, which succeeded the more ancient Shechem, and received its new name from Vespasian. On coins still extant it is called Flavia Neapolis
Rhegium - ’ Strabo, in the beginning of our era, speaks of it as ‘tolerably well peopled,’ and as one of three cities founded by the Greeks in Italy-the others were Neapolis and Tarentum-that had not become barbarian, i
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
Puteoli - Eastward the town was separated from Neapolis by a headland (Posilipo) which Augustus pierced with a tunnel, while westward it joined hands with Baiae, the gay resort of fashionable Rome
Samaritans - They were chiefly found at Gaza, Neapolis or Shechem, (the ancient Sichem or Naplouse,) Damascus, Cairo, &c. Joseph Scaliger, being curious to know their usages, wrote to the Samaritans of Egypt, and to the high priest of the whole sect, who resided at Neapolis
Philippi - 680]), and separated by that range from its seaport Neapolis, it looked westward and northward over a vast green plain watered by many springs, from which it derived its original name of Crenides (Strabo, vii. Paul crossed the aegean to Neapolis, took the Egnatian Way over Mt. the first he came to in the district; but this seems a feeble observation for a first-rate historian to make, and moreover one not strictly accurate, as Neapolis, which had just been left behind, belonged to the same μέρις as Philippi
Philippi - Paul from the port Neapolis (Kavalla) on the coast (Acts 16:11) reached Philippi by an ancient paved road over the steep range Symbolum (which runs from the W
Macedonia - Paul, for he had landed at Neapolis
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 - From Samothracia they went to Neapolis, and thence to Philippi
Shechem - ... It was called by the Romans Neapolis, from which the Arabs have made Napolose, or Nabulus
Diana - Evidence of this cult has been found in numerous cities of Asia Minor as well as in the following places further afield: Autun, Marseilles, Rhone Mouth (France), Emporiae, Hemeroscopeum, Rhode (Spain), Epidaurus, Megalopolis, Corinth, Scillus (Greece), Neapolis (Samaria), Panticapaeum (Crimea), Rome, and Syria
Shechem (1) - Vespasian named it Neapolis; coins are extant with its name "Flavia Νeapolis "; now Nablus by corruption
Macedonia - Paul and his associates, sailing from Troas via Samothrace, arrived in Neapolis (today Kavalla), the most important port of eastern Macedonia, and went inland to Philippi where, according to the account of Acts 16:14-15 , they were received by Lydia, a God-fearer from Thyatira, and founded the first Christian community in Europe, probably in the year A
Luke (2) - They met first at Troas, and journeyed together from there by Samothrace and Neapolis to Philippi (Acts 16:10-12)
Euphemius, Patriarch of Constantinople - He was a presbyter of Constantinople, administrator of a hospital for the poor at Neapolis, untinged with any suspicion of Eutychian leanings, and is described as learned and very virtuous
Weights And Measures - Neapolis formed the first stage out of Jerusalem according to the former and Beeroth according to the latter computation, (a) The Sabbath day's journey of 2000 cubits, (Acts 1:12 ) is peculiar to the New Testament, and arose from a rabbinical restriction
Samaria - 6), was re-created as a Roman colony under Septimius Severus; but when the need for a fortified ‘Watchtower’ was past, the tide of prosperity returned to the ancient town of Shechem (re-named Neapolis, now Nâblus), and Samaria fell into decay
Ignatius - In the last letter Ignatius apologizes for not being able to write to all the churches, the reason being that he has just been suddenly ordered to embark at once for Neapolis in Macedonia, the port for Philippi. ... From Neapolis Ignatius is taken to Philippi
Roads And Travel - ... On arriving at Neapolis, the port of Philippi in Macedonia, they made their way by the Via Egnatia to Philippi itself (Acts 16:12). 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)
Judea - Its principal cities were Samaria, the capital of the kingdom of Israel, north of Sichem, and equally distant from Jordan and the sea coast, afterward named Sebaste by Herod, in honour of Augustus; Jezrael, or Esdraelon, about four leagues north from Samaria; Sichem, or Sychar, called by the Romans Neapolis, eight miles south of Samaria, in a valley between the mountains Gerizim and Ebal; Bethsan, called by the Greek writers Scythopolis, about twenty miles north-east of Sichem; Caesarea of Palestine, anciently called Turris Stratonis, greatly enlarged by Herod, and long the principal city of the province, about nineteen leagues north north-west from Jerusalem; Dora, now Tartura, nine miles north from Caesarea, on the road to Tyre; Apollonia, now Arzuf, on the sea coast, twenty-two miles south of Caesarea; and Hadadrimmon, afterward called Maximianopolis, about seventeen miles eastward of Caesarea
Palesti'na - Roads led from these various cities to each other to Jerusalem, Neapolis and Sebaste in the interior, and to Ptolemais and Gaza on the north and south
Paul - Paul knew this vision to be a command from Heaven, and in obedience to it immediately sailed from Troas to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis, a city of Thrace; and thence he went to Philippi, the principal city of that part of Macedonia
Paul - The party thus reinforced, immediately set sail from Troas, touched at Samothrace, then landed on the continent at Neapolis, and thence journeyed to Philippi
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch - Ignatius had but lately passed through Philippi, by the Via Egnatia to Neapolis