Places Study on Three Taverns

Places Study on Three Taverns

Acts 28: And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Three Taverns
(τρεῖς ταβέρναι, representing the Lat. Tres Tabernae)

Three Taverns was a station on the Via Appia, and probably a village of some importance on account of the stream of traffic constantly flowing through it. Cicero (ad Att. ii. 11) mentions it as the point where a branch road from Antium joined the Appian Way. Here St. Paul, who had landed at Puteoli and was proceeding to Rome, was met by a company of Christian brethren who had come from the capital to welcome him (Acts 28:15). According to the Antonine Itinerary, the station was 10 Roman miles nearer Rome than Appii Forum (where the Apostle had already been met by Roman brethren), and 17 Roman miles from Aricia, which is known to have been 16 Roman miles south of Rome. Tres Tabernae probably stood about 3 miles from the modern Cisterna, on the road to Terracina, and very near the northern end of the Pontine Marshes.

Literature.-C. Baedeker, Southern Italy and Sicily15, London, 1908, p. 12.

James Strahan.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Three Taverns
Rest stop on the Appian Way thirty-three miles southeast of Rome and ten miles northwest of the Forum of Appius where Roman Christians met Paul on his trip to Rome (Acts 28:15 ).



Smith's Bible Dictionary - Three Taverns,
A station on the Appian Road, along which St. Paul travelled from Puteoli to Rome. (Acts 28:15 ) The distances, reckoning southward from Rome are given as follows in the Antonine Itinerary: "to Aricia, 16 miles; to Three Taverns, 17 miles; to Appii Forum, 10 miles;" and, comparing this with what is still observed along the line of road, we have no difficulty in coming to the conclusion that "Three Taverns" was near the modern Cisterna . Just at this point a road came in from Antium on the coast. There is no doubt that "Three Taverns" was a frequent meeting-place of travellers.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Three Taverns
A village or Station where the brethren met Paul on his way to Rome (Acts 28:15); so-called from there having been originally there three taverns; 33 miles from Rome according to the Antonine Itinerary. Near the present Cisterna. It must have cheered Paul to greet Christians who had come so far to meet him.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Three Taverns
See TAVERNS.

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Taverns - See Three Taverns
Three Taverns, - (Acts 28:15 ) The distances, reckoning southward from Rome are given as follows in the Antonine Itinerary: "to Aricia, 16 miles; to Three Taverns, 17 miles; to Appii Forum, 10 miles;" and, comparing this with what is still observed along the line of road, we have no difficulty in coming to the conclusion that "Three Taverns" was near the modern Cisterna . There is no doubt that "Three Taverns" was a frequent meeting-place of travellers
Three Taverns - A village or Station where the brethren met Paul on his way to Rome (Acts 28:15); so-called from there having been originally there Three Taverns; 33 miles from Rome according to the Antonine Itinerary
Appius, Market of - A market-town (without city rights) on the Appian Way, 10 Roman miles from Tres Tabernœ (Three Taverns), near the modern railway station, Foro Appio
Appii-Forum - Three Taverns was a village about ten miles nearer Rome, Acts 28:15
Taverns, the Three - Tres Tabernae is translated as Three Taverns, but it more correctly means three shops" (Forbes's Footsteps of St
Three Taverns - Tres Tabernae)... Three Taverns was a station on the Via Appia, and probably a village of some importance on account of the stream of traffic constantly flowing through it
Appius, Market of - Luke remembered it gratefully as the first of two places-Tres Tabernœ (see Three Taverns), 10 miles further north, being the other-whither brethren came from Rome to greet them and escort them on then way
Luke, the Gospel According to - ... Luke's describing minutely, in Paul's journey, the places before reaching Sicily and Italy, but omitting such description of Syracuse, Rhegium, Puteoli, Appii Forum, and the Three Taverns, as if familiar to his reader, implies Theophilus was well acquainted with Sicily and Italy