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perga

perga in the Bible

the capital of Pamphylia, on the coast of Asia Minor. Paul and his companions landed at this place from Cyprus on their first missionary journey (Acts 13:13, 14), and here Mark forsook the party and returned to Jerusalem. Some time afterwards Paul and Barnabas again visited this city and "preached the word" (14:25). It stood on the banks of the river Cestrus, some 7 miles from its mouth, and was a place of some commercial importance. It is now a ruin, called Eski Kalessi.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Perga

ancient city of Pamphylia, (in modern Antalya il [province], Turkey). It was a centre of native culture and was a seat of the worship of "Queen" Artemis, a purely Anatolian nature goddess.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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