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Cilicia
        a maritime province in the south-east of Asia Minor. Tarsus, the
        birthplace of Paul, was one of its chief towns, and the seat of
        a celebrated school of philosophy. Its luxurious climate
        attracted to it many Greek residents after its incorporation
        with the Macedonian empire. It was formed into a Roman province,
        B.C. 67. The Jews of Cilicia had a synagogue at Jerusalem (Acts
        6:9). Paul visited it soon after his conversion (Gal. 1:21; Acts
        9:30), and again, on his second missionary journey (15:41), "he
        went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches." It was
        famous for its goat's-hair cloth, called cilicium. Paul learned
        in his youth the trade of making tents of this cloth.
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Cilicia' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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