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Turkey: Antioch on the Orontes

Antioch on the Orontes—also sometimes called “Syrian Antioch”— was the third-largest city in the Greco–Roman world: behind Rome and Alexandria (Egypt).  Today it is called Antakya (Hatay) and has a population of about 150,000. — Here followers of Jesus were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:19–26) and from here famine relief was sent to Jerusalem (Acts 11:27–30).  Paul began all three of his missionary journeys from Antioch (Acts 13; 15:35–41; 18:22–23).

We will visit Antioch-on-the-Orontes River on our 14-day Bible Study Tour in Turkey—from April 22 to May 6, 2023.


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Lystra was a place visited by Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey (Acts 14:6, 8, 21). There they healed a crippled man. But when the local population tried to worship them as Hermes and Zeus - with oxen and garlands (Acts 14:11-13) - they refused the honor.

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