Archaeology and the Bible by George Aaron BartonArchaeology and the Bible by George Aaron Barton

Archaeology and the Bible

byGeorge Aaron Barton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...shall go out thence no more." After the earthquake the city appealed to Rome for help. Tiberius granted it and also permitted the city to change its name to Neoaesarea, or the city of the young Caesar.2 This, too, seems to be alluded to in Rev. 3:12, where another new name is to be conferred. At Ala-Sheher a part of the city wall of Philadelphia may still be traced, and the sites of the acropolis, the theater, and the stadium may also be seen, as well as the ruins of an old Christian church.3 (6) Smyrna, at the mouth of the Hermus, is one of the very old cities of Asia Minor. A colony of AEolian Greeks founded a city here more than a thousand years before Christ. A little later the place was captured by Ionian Greeks, who held it till about 600 B. C., when it was conquered by the kings of Lydia and destroyed.4 For three hundred years the name designated a district rather than a city. Lysimachus, the general of Alexander the Great who became king of Thrace (301-282 B. c.), refounded Smyrna as a Greek city about three miles southwest of the old site, and it has continued ever since to be an important seaport of Asia Minor. It passed with the other cities of the region successively under the sway of the kings of Syria, the kings of Pergamum, and of Rome. Smyrna is today one of the largest cities of the East with a population of between two and three hundred thousand. Smyrna claimed to be the birthplace of Homer. AElius Aristides (born 117 a. D.), who lived at Smyrna, several times likens the city to a crown, and apparently the crown was in some way associated with Smyrna; (see Fig. 287). The goddess of the place, who was a kind of Cybele, is pictured as wearing a crown.1 This is, no doubt, the reason why in Rev. 2:10 a crown of life is...
Title:Archaeology and the BibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1236200659

ISBN - 13:9781236200655