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.
And when he met with us at assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.
And when he met with us at assos, we took him in, and came to Miletus.
This answer so angered Leo, that he ordered him to be banished to assos.
And when he met us at assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.
But we going aboard the ship, sailed to assos, being there to take in Paul.
And when he had met with us at assos, we took him in and came to Mitylene.
You would have thought it was Paul himself talking to himself on the road to assos.
It had to round a promontory in its way to the port of assos, which could be reached direct by St. Paul in half the time.
The very singular temple of assos, (No. 5), though earlier, should perhaps be added.