Be it your care that no other enter the port before you; that you lose not your traffic with Cibyra, with Bithynia.
The wretched fugitive was then in Bithynia, a kingdom of Asia Minor.
The king was to give up Bithynia, Paphlagonia, and Cappadocia, and withdraw to his former dominions.
He was 'not suffered' to go into 'Bithynia' because 'Macedonia' was waiting for his ministry.
A serious famine occurred in the year of Mithridates invasion of Bithynia, which looked dangerous enough.
Synods in Palestine and Bithynia were opposed to the synods of Egypt.
Pliny accordingly forbade them in Bithynia, and the renegade Christians to whom he owed his information gave them up.
Christians, no doubt, there had been in Bithynia for some generations.
From thence they marched at once into the interior of Bithynia, with the view of surprising the villages and acquiring plunder.
The city belongs to the province of Pontus, which was annexed to Bithynia.
a province in Asia Minor, to the south of the Euxine and Propontis. Christian congregations were here formed at an early time (1 Pet. 1:1). Paul was prevented by the Spirit from entering this province (Acts 16:7). It is noted in church history as the province ruled over by Pliny as Roman proconsul, who was perplexed as to the course he should take with the numerous Christians brought before his tribunal on account of their profession of Christianity and their conduct, and wrote to Trajan, the emperor, for instructions (A.D. 107).