Areopagus (Air´ee-op´uh-guhs; Gk., “hill of Ares”)

A low hill in Athens northwest of the acropolis. Paul is said to have spoken on the Areopagus (Acts 17:19; Acts 17:22) and converted a member of the council, Dionysius (Acts 17:34).

Acts 17:19

19So they took him and brought him to the Areopagus and asked him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?

Acts 17:22

22Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way.

Acts 17:34

34But some of them joined him and became believers, including Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

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