Phrygia

Phrygia (Frij´ee-uh)

A large region of interior western Asia Minor, during the NT period divided by the Romans into the provinces Asia and Galatia. (Acts 2:10) mentions Phrygian Jewish pilgrims among those who heard the apostles speaking in tongues at Pentecost. Either Paul or his companions are said to have worked in Antioch, Laodicea, Hierapolis, Colossae, and Iconium (Col 1:2; Col 2:1; Col 4:13; Col 4:15-16; 2Tim 3:11; cf. Acts 13:14-51; Acts 16:6; Acts 18:23). Philemon, whom Paul knew personally, probably lived in or near Colossae. The author of the Revelation to John also worked in this area, as one can see from his comments concerning Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22).

Acts 2:10

10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

Col 1:2

2To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

Col 2:1

1For I want you to know how much I am struggling for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me face to face.

Col 4:13

13For I testify for him that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.

Col 4:15-16

15Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters in Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.16And when this letter has been read among you, have it r ... View more

2Tim 3:11

11my persecutions and suffering the things that happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of ... View more

Acts 13:14-51

14but they went on from Perga and came to Antioch in Pisidia. And on the sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.15After the reading of the law an ... View more

Acts 16:6

Paul's Vision of the Man of Macedonia
6They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.

Acts 18:23

23After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

Rev 3:14-22

The Message to Laodicea
14“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of God's creation: ... View more

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