Bible Cities: Spain
Spain in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Paul expresses his intention (Rom. 15:24, 28) to visit Spain.
There is, however, no evidence that he ever carried it
effect, although some think that he probably did so
first and second imprisonment. (See TARSHISH
Spain in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Solomon's fleet visited Spain, then named Tarshish (the Greek
"Tartessus"). In classic times the name "Spain" came into use,
traceable to the Basque Ezpana, i.e. on the edge of Europe.
The Iberian language (from whence the country derived one of
its names and its river Iberus or Ebro was designated) was the
original of the Basque. Romans 15:24; Romans 15:28, Paul's
intention to visit Spain may imply that a Christian church was
already founded there. As to the early introduction of
Christianity, compare Irenaeus 1:3 and Tertullian, Adv. Judg.,
Spain in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Spain in Naves Topical Bible
Paul plans to visit
Spain in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1 Macc. 8:3; Ro 15:24,28 The local designation, Tarshish,
representing the Tartessus of the Greeks, probably prevailed
until the fame of the Roman wars in that country reached the
East, when it was superseded by its classical name. The mere
intention of St. Paul to visit Spain (whether he really did
visit it is a disputed question. --ED.) implies two
interesting facts, viz., the establishment of a Christian
community in that country, and that this was done by
Hellenistic Jews resident there. The early introduction of
Christianity into that country is attested by Irenaeus and
Spain in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
span (Spania): The country in the Southwest of Europe which
still bears this name. It was Paul's purpose, as stated in Rom
15:24,28, to visit Spain. If, as is probable, he ultimately
carried out this intention, it must have been after a release
from his first imprisonment. Clement of Rome speaks of the
apostle as having reached "the extreme limit of the West"
(Epistle of Clement, v).
See PAUL, THE APOSTLE; TARSHISH.
Spain Scripture - Romans 15:24
Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you:
for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my
way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with
Spain Scripture - Romans 15:28
When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them
this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
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