There Lydia, the seller of fine linen from Thyatira, first believed with her house, and a little band of Christians was gathered.
It is significant that the woman Jezebel in Thyatira called herself a prophetess.
And so was our friend of Thyatira, Lydia, the seller of purple.
Now these facts prove beyond all question that in Thyatira all hope of corporate restoration is abandoned.
The sin of the church at Thyatira was that she "suffered" her.
It offered none of the pleasures and excitements which Onesimus had tasted at Thyatira and Ephesus.
Among them was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was already a worshipper of God.
He answered in Phrygian that he had known the song since he was a child at his mothers knee in Thyatira.
Onesimus had acquired at Thyatira a good knowledge of all that concerned the purchase and the preservation of purple.
Thyatira was gone to Jakes the butcher, after locking the front door and carrying off the key.
a city of Asia Minor, on the borders of Lydia and Mysia. Its modern name is Ak-hissar, i.e., "white castle." Here was one of the seven churches (Rev. 1:11; 2:18-28). Lydia, the seller of purple, or rather of cloth dyed with this colour, was from this city (Acts 16:14). It was and still is famous for its dyeing. Among the ruins, inscriptions have been found relating to the guild of dyers in that city in ancient times.