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ptolemais in the Bible

a maritime city of Galilee (Acts 21:7). It was originally called "Accho" (q.v.), and received the name Ptolemais from Ptolemy Soter when he was in possession of Coele-Syria.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • ptolemais, indeed, enjoyed all the ordinary forms of self-government, but Alexandria was governed despotically by royal officials.

  • Vespasian had encountered no resistance, on his march down to ptolemais.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • And then he went to the town of ptolemais, on the extreme bounds of Syria, and was obliged by sickness to remain there all Lent.

  • The princes had not intended to attack ptolemais and were delighted at this unexpected promise.

    With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene
  • Taking ship once more, for the last time, they sailed southward along the coast of Palestine to ptolemais.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • And from ptolemais, which is now called Akoun, it is one hundred furlongs to a great hill, called the scale (or ladder) of Tyre.

  • After a few days' stop at Tyre, the ship went on to Caesarea, stopping at ptolemais.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • How entirely ignorant we are, for instance, of the methods by which the gospel spread to Tyre and ptolemais and Puteoli!

  • When the wedding was over, Alexander wrote to Jonathan the high priest, and desired him to come to ptolemais.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
  • The position of Acre, the ancient ptolemais, was indeed very favourable for its protection by a fleet.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty

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