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Jews and Christians in the Lycus Valley

  title={Jews and Christians in the Lycus Valley},
  author={F. Bruce},
  • F. Bruce
  • Published 1984
  • Geography
  • In antiquity several rivers in Asia Minor were called the Lycus River. 1 The Lycus River pertaining to Colossians watered part of southwestern Phrygia and flowed into the Maeander River. When one speaks of the cities of the Lycus Valley, he usually means the three which are mentioned in the Book of Colossians: Colossae, Laodicea, and Hierapolis (Col. 2:1; 4:13). Of these three, Colossae was by far the oldest; it was a city when Xerxes and his army passed that way in 480 B.C. 2 Laodicea was… CONTINUE READING


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      13 Josephus The Antiquities of the Jews 16.27-65. 14 Ibid
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          35 It is no disparagement of a scholarly work to remark that John Knox's Philemon among the Letters of Paul (London: Collins, 1960) gives evidence of such endowment
            36 Eusebius Ecclesiastical History 3.31.2-5; 3.39.9; 5.24.2, quoting Polycrates of Ephesus and Proclus the Montanist
              37 An inscription of Hierapolis commemorates oneEugenius the little, archdeacon and president of the holy and glorious apostle and divine
                38 Eusebius Ecclesiastical History 2.15.2; 3.36.2; 3
                  40 Eusebius Ecclesiastical History 3.39.13; but see
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