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Bible Cities: Italy
Ancient Italy

Map of Ancient Italy


Italy in Easton's Bible Dictionary Acts 18:2; 27:1, 6; Heb. 13:24), like most geographical names, was differently used at different periods of history. As the power of Rome advanced, nations were successively conquered and added to it till it came to designate the whole country to the south of the Alps. There was constant intercourse between Israel and Italy in the time of the Romans.

Italy in Fausset's Bible Dictionary The peninsula from the Alps to the straits of Messina (Acts 18:2; Acts 27:1; Hebrews 13:24).

Italy in Hitchcock's Bible Names abounding with calves or heifers

Italy in in Smiths Bible Dictionary This word is used in the New Testament, Ac 18:2; 27:1; Heb 13:24 in the usual sense of the period, i.e. in its true geographical sense, as denoting the whole natural peninsula between the Alps and the Straits of Messina.

Italy in Naves Topical Bible -General scriptures concerning Ac 27:2; Heb 13:24 -Aquila and Priscilla expelled from Ac 18:2

Italy in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE it'-a-li (Italia): At first confined as a name to the extreme southern part of the Italian peninsula in the region now called Calabria, whence its application was gradually extended. In Greek usage of the 5th century BC, the name was applied to the coasts as far as Metapontum and Posidonia, being synonymous with Oenotria. The Oenotrians are represented as having assumed the name of Italians (Itali) from a legendary ruler Italus (Dionysius, i.12,35; Vergil, Aen. i.533). The extension of Roman authority seems to have given this name an ever-widening application, since it was used to designate their allies generally. As early as the time of Polybius the name Italy was sometimes employed as an appellation for all the country between the two seas (Tyrrhenian and Adriatic) and from the foot of the Alps to the Sicilian Straits (Polyb. i.6; ii.14; iii.39,54), although Cisalpine Gaul was not placed on a footing of complete equality with the peninsula as regards administration until shortly after the death of Julius Caesar. From the time of Augustus the term was used in practically its modern sense (Nissen, Italische Landeskunde, I, 57-87). The name Italy occurs 3 times in the New Testament: Acts 18:2, Aquila "lately come from Italy," because of the expulsion of the Jews from Rome under Claudius; Acts 27:1, the decision that Paul be sent to Italy; Heb 13:24, salutation from those "of Italy." The adjective form is found in the appellation, "Italian band" (cobors Italica, Acts 10:1). The history of ancient Italy, in so far as it falls within the scope of the present work, is treated under ROME (which see).

Italy Scripture - Acts 18:2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

Italy Scripture - Acts 27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto [one] named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.

Italy Scripture - Acts 27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

Italy Scripture - Hebrews 13:24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

Italy Scripture - Hebrews 13:25 Grace [be] with you all. Amen. <[Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy.]>

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