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Cilicia

[si-lish-uh] /sɪˈlɪʃ ə/
noun
1.
an ancient country in SE Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
Related forms
Cilician, adjective, noun
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Cilicia

/sɪˈlɪʃɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient region and former kingdom of SE Asia Minor, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean: corresponds to the region around present-day Adana
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Cilicia in the Bible

a maritime province in the south-east of Asia Minor. Tarsus, the birth-place of Paul, was one of its chief towns, and the seat of a celebrated school of philosophy. Its luxurious climate attracted to it many Greek residents after its incorporation with the Macedonian empire. It was formed into a Roman province, B.C. 67. The Jews of Cilicia had a synagogue at Jerusalem (Acts 6:9). Paul visited it soon after his conversion (Gal. 1:21; Acts 9:30), and again, on his second missionary journey (15:41), "he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches." It was famous for its goat's-hair cloth, called cilicium. Paul learned in his youth the trade of making tents of this cloth.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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