Smyrna (Smuhr´nuh)

An ancient city (modern Izmir, Turkey) on the west coast of Asia Minor. It lay at the end of a major east-west road, possessed an excellent harbor, and was surrounded by rich farmland. The city’s leadership was consistently loyal to Rome. Smyrna is one of the seven cities mentioned in the book of Revelation (Rev 1:11). The message addressed to Smyrna reflects conflict between Christians and Jews (Rev 2:9-10).

Rev 1:11

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Rev 2:9-10

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