Pontus

Pontus

[pon-tuhs]
noun
1.
an ancient country in NE Asia Minor, bordering on the Black Sea: later a Roman province.
2.
Also, Pontos [pon-tos] . the ancient Greek personification of the sea.
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Pontus (ˈpɒntəs)
 
n
an ancient region of NE Asia Minor, on the Black Sea: became a kingdom in the 4th century bc; at its height under Mithridates VI (about 115--63 bc), when it controlled all Asia Minor; defeated by the Romans in the mid-1st century bc

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Pontus definition


a province of Asia Minor, stretching along the southern coast of the Euxine Sea, corresponding nearly to the modern province of Trebizond. In the time of the apostles it was a Roman province. Strangers from this province were at Jerusalem at Pentecost (Acts 2:9), and to "strangers scattered throughout Pontus," among others, Peter addresses his first epistle (1 Pet. 1:1). It was evidently the resort of many Jews of the Dispersion. Aquila was a native of Pontus (Acts 18:2).

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