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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #2404 - Ἱεράπολις
Hierapolis = "holy city"
- a city of Phrygia, situated above the junction of the rivers Lycus and Maeander, near Colosse and Laodicea
Ἱεράπολις (WH ἱερά Πόλις; cf. Buttmann, 74; Lob. ad Phryn. 604f), ἱερεαπολεως, ἡ, Hierapolis, a city of Greater Phrygia, near the river Maeander (or rather, near the Lycus a few miles above its junction with the Maeander), not far from Colossae and Laodicea, now Pambuck Kulasi (for references see Lightfoot on Col., p. 1f; B. D. American edition, under the word): Colossians 4:13.
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(WH, Ἱερὰ Πόλις ), -εως , ἡ ,
Hierapolis: a city in the Lyons valley in the Province of Asia: Colossians 4:13.†
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Schürer in Hastings DBv. p. 94 cites three Jewish inscrr from Alterthümer von Hierapolis (in Jahrbuch des deutschcn Archäol. Institute, Ergänzungsheft iv.), pointing to the presence of a considerable Jewish community in Hierapolis—(1) No. 69 a tomb-inscr. closing with the threat : εἰ δὲ μή, ἀποτείσει τῷ λαῷ τον Ἰουδαί [ω ]ν προστε [ί ]μου ὀν [όμ ]ατι δηνάρια χείλια, (2) No. 212 (= Cagnat IV. 834) another tomb-inscr. ending : εἰ δὲ ἔτι ἕτερος κηδεύσει, δώσει τῄ κατοικίᾳ τῶν ἐν Ἱεραπόλει κατο ̣ι ̣κούντων Ἰουδαίων προστείμου (δηνάρια) . . καὶ τῷ ἐκζητήσαντι (δηνάρια) (δισχίλια) ἀντίγραφον ἀπετέθη ἐν τῷ ἀρχίῳ τῶν Ἰουδαίων, and (3) No. 342 (= C. and B. ii. p. 545) an inscr. in memory of a certain Publius Aelius Glykon, who bequeathed to the managing body of purple-dyers (τῇ σεμνοτάτῃ προεδρίᾳ τῶν πορφυραβάφων) a capital sum, the interest of which was to be applied yearly ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ τῶν Ἀζύμων to decorate his tomb. Cf. Ramsay ExpVI. v. p. 95ff., and see the same writer’s C. and B.ii. p. 679 ff. for Hieropolis as the local form of the city’s name. On the separation into Ἱερᾷ Πόλει in Colossians 4:13 (cf. Acts 16:11), see Moulton Gr, ii. § 61 (b).
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