A Roman province along the southeastern coast of Asia Minor, bounded by the Taurus Mountains on the north. Tarsus, the hometown of Paul (Acts 21:39; Acts 22:3), was located on the eastern plain. Acts records that Paul passed through the area during his second journey (Acts 15:40-41) and also later when he departed from Antioch for Galatia and Phrygia (Acts 18:23).
39Paul replied, “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of an important city; I beg you, let me speak to the people.”
3“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly according to our ancestral law, being zealous fo ... View more
40But Paul chose Silas and set out, the believers commending him to the grace of the Lord.41He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
23After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.