A history of Antioch in Syria from Seleucus to the Arab conquest. by Glanville Downey

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LC ClassificationsDS99.A6 D6 2009
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Paginationp. cm.
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ISBN 101578988004
ISBN 109781578988006
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1 Antioch in Syria. The first Antioch mentioned in the book of Acts is the large city in Syria (Acts ), pointed to on the map by the “finger” of Cyprus. Syrian Antioch was the world's third greatest city, bettered only by Rome and Alexandria.

Downey crams an astonishing amount of detail into the book, while keeping it readable for a non-academic like myself. The story of Syrian Antioch is notable for the sheer number of historical giants who passed through its gates: Alexander, Mark Antony, the Apostle Paul, a smattering of Roman emperors, the Crusaders, by: A History Of Antioch In Syria book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Originally published: Princeton, N.J., Princeton University. A history of Antioch in Syria: from Seleucus to the Arab conquest: Author: Glanville Downey: Publisher: Princeton University Press, Length: pages: Subjects: Antioch Antioch (Turkey) Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

Antioch. Led by apostles of Jesus like Peter, Paul, and Barnabas, the Jews of Syrian Antioch birthed the earliest Christian community in blood, sweat, and tears, even as some were fleeing their own homes in Jerusalem.

A history of Antioch in Syria book Paul. In 83 BC, on the collapse of the Seleucid monarchy, Antioch fell into the hands of Tigranes, king of Armenia, who held Syria until his defeat by the Romans fourteen years later.

In 64 BC the country was definitely annexed to Rome by Pompey, who granted considerable privileges to Antioch, which now became the capital of the Roman province of Syria.

Antioch was the centre of the Seleucid kingdom until 64 bce, when it was annexed by Rome and was made the capital of the Roman province of Syria. Syria, the Epicenter of the Gospel Missions. Antioch was the capital of the Romans in the Middle East and occupies first place in terms of engineering art and the magnificent beauty of the buildings, parks and streets, making it a place of pilgrimage for tourists.

Antioch. Led by apostles of Jesus like Peter, Paul, and Barnabas, the Jews of Syrian Antioch birthed the earliest Christian community in blood, sweat, and tears, even as.

This book is a biography of Antioch — or Antakiyye of the Arabs, or Antakya of the Turks. It is a description of its youth under the Seleucid Dynasty, its adolescence under the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Norman Crusaders, and its long decline under the Marmelukes and the Ottomans.

The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch” (v. 26b). When Alexander the Great died, his empire was divided. The Ptolemies took Egypt A history of Antioch in Syria book made Alexandria their capital, while the Seleucids took the area around Syria and made Antioch one of their central cities.

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From Seleucus to the Arab Conquest. Book from the Archaeological Survey of India Central Archaeological Library, New Delhi. Book Number: Book Title: History of Antioch in Syria Book Author: Downey, Glanville Book Language: English Number of Pages: Publisher: New jersey Princeton University; ; Subject: Syria, History; Historiography, Syria; Syria, Antiquities.

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Antioch of Syria, overview of Paul's First Missionary Journey in the New Testament during the Time of Paul the Apostle. The events took place in the First Century AD. Paul at Antioch of Syria - Paul's First Missionary Journey (Bible History Online).

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bc —diedTabae, Iran), Seleucid king of the Hellenistic Syrian kingdom who reigned from to a ruler he was best known for his encouragement of Greek culture and institutions. His attempts to suppress Judaism brought on the Wars of the Maccabees.

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A History of Antioch in Syria from Seleucus to the Arab Conquest, by Glanville Downey (Princeton, ), in pdf ts: 1. Introduction; 2. Sources for the history of Antioch; 3. Antioch and the region in pre-Macedonian times; 4. The most complete account of the classical city of Antioch, this study incorporates the findings of the excavations of Dr.

Downey, who participated in the excavations, tells the story of the rise and fall of Antioch, with nineteen excursuses, closely integrated with the text, affording a rich store of data on travel books, maps, and information on the walls, stadia, churches, etc.

Book xvii, p. illus., maps. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, Founded near the end of the 4th century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch eventually rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and was a cradle of gentile Christianity.3/5(1).

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Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Downey, Glanville, History of Antioch in Syria: from Seleucus to the Arab conquest. Antioch on the Orontes was an ancient city on the eastern side (left bank) of the Orontes River on the site of the modern city of Antakya, Turkey.

Location of Antioch. It was founded near the end of the 4th century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great 's generals. A History Of Antioch In Syria: Glanville Downey: Paperback: Ancient - General book.

This Antioch was located on the Orontes River about 15 miles (24 kilometers) inland from the Mediterranean Sea in what was Syria back then and what is southern Turkey today. It should be noted that Antioch was a fairly common name for a city in the ancient world, which had over a dozen cities named Antioch.

Acts | View whole chapter | See verse in context And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Acts | View whole chapter | See verse in context Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about.

Antioch's importance in the Roman World cannot be underestimated. It was founded in B.C. by Seleucus Nicator after his victory over Antigonus. The name Antioch was given in honor of his father.

In Acts, two cities by the name of Antioch are mentioned, Antioch of Syria and Antioch. The news about them reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch. Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith.

And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord. History of Antioch: Glanville Downey: Books - Skip to main content.

Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search Hello Select your address. The Jews had been in Syria for a long time, and the Jewish historian Josephus recorded that the most significant Jewish diaspora communities were in Syria, specifically mentioning Antioch.

2 As subsequent empires came to Syria, some sought to control Jews as the. If we trace the manuscripts back to their origins, there are only two sources for them - Antioch and Alexandria.

Text types that represent a time period or location are traceable back to one of two families of manuscripts - the Majority text and the Minority text - the Majority text originating in Antioch, Syria and the Minority text.

Jesus gave the greatest sermon in history, (Sermon on the Mount) on Mount Hermon, in Syria according to the Gospel of(Matthew ch) Syria, you are the cradle of the prophets and apostles and the center that spreads the gospel from Antioch in Syria to the world, and paved the way of the Forefathers of the Church to continue.

Roman Syria was an early Roman province, annexed to the Roman Republic in 64 BC by Pompey in the Third Mithridatic War, following the defeat of Armenian King Tigranes the Great.

Following the partition of the Herodian Kingdom into tetrarchies in 6 AD, it was gradually absorbed into Roman provinces, with Roman Syria annexing Iturea and l: Antioch. History of Antioch in Syria from Seleucus to the Arab Conquest. Princeton University Press, Hardcover.

Good. By Way of Introduction THE SELF-RULED ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ARCHDIOCESE OF NORTH AMERICA. A Brief History. THE CITY OF ANTIOCH on-the-Orontes was the most important city of the Roman Province of Syria, and, as such, served as the capital city of the Empire’s civil “Diocese of the East.”The Church in Antioch dates back to the days of the foremost apostles, SS.

Acts – Overview. The scene now shifts to Antioch of Syria. Antioch was a very significant town, because from there the church launched its .A History Of Antioch In Syria: Glanville Downey: Hardcover: Ancient - General book.

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