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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [1]


A town of Mygdonia in Macedonia, S. of Lake Bolbe (Athen. viii. 334), and N. of the Chalcidian mountains. It lay on the Via Egnatia , and St. Paul ‘passed through’ Amphipolis and Apollonia on his way from Philippi to Thessalonica ( Acts 17:1). The intermediate towns were probably remembered by him as resting-places. According to the Antonine Itinerary , Apollonia was 37 Roman miles from Amphipolis, and 37 from Thessalonica. Leake identifies it with the modern village of Pollina.

J. Strahan.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [2]

APOLLONIA (  Acts 17:1 ). Paul and Silas passed through this town on the way from Amphipolis to Thessalonica. It is known that it was on the important Egnatian road which ran between Dyrrhachium (mod. Durazzo ) and Thessalonica, but its exact site has not yet been discovered. It was about half-way between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, and lay between the rivers Axius and Strymon.

A. Souter.

People's Dictionary of the Bible [3]

Apollonia ( Ap-Pol-Lo'Ni-A ), Belonging To Apollo. The name of several places in Europe and Asia, of which Apollonia in Illyria was the most celebrated. But the Apollonia through which Paul passed,  Acts 17:1, was a city of Macedonia, about 36 miles east of Thessalonica, and 30 miles southwest of Amphipolis.

Smith's Bible Dictionary [4]

Apollo'nia. (Belonging To Apollo). A city of Macedonia, through which Paul and Silas passed in their way from Philippi and Amphipolis to Thessalonica.  Acts 17:1. According to the Antonine Itinerary , it was distant 30 Roman miles from Amphipolis and 37 Roman miles from Thessalonica.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [5]

A city of Macedonia. Paul and Silas passed through it on their way to Thessalonica from Philippi and Amphipolis ( Acts 17:1). in Mygdonia, 80 miles from Amphipolis, 37 from Thessalonica.

Morrish Bible Dictionary [6]

City of Macedonia, in the district of Mygdonia, some 28 miles from Amphipolis and 35 from Thessalonica, through which Paul and Silas passed.  Acts 17:1 .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary [7]

A city of Macedonia, situated between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, about a day's journey on foot from the former place,  Acts 17:1 .

Holman Bible Dictionary [8]

 Acts 17:1

Easton's Bible Dictionary [9]

 Acts 17:1

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [10]

( Ἀπολλωνία , from Apollo ) , a city of Macedonia, in the province of Mygdonia (Plin. 4:17), situated between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, thirty Roman miles from the former, and thirty-six from the latter ( Itiner. Anton. p. 320, 330; Itin. Hieros. p. 605; Tab. Peuting. ) . It was south of the lake Bolbe and north of the Chalcidian mountains ( Athen. 8, 334). According to Stephen of Byzantium, it was founded by a colony of Corinthians and Corcyrians. The Apostle Paul passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia on his way to Thessalonica ( Acts 17:1; see Conybeare and Howson's Life and Epistles of St. Paul, 1, 320, 321). It must not be confounded with a noted Apollonia in Illyria (see Kype, Obs. Sacr. 2, 81 sq.). The city here spoken of was situated on the "Egnatian Way" in the interior of the district of Chalcidice (Scylax, p. 27; Xen. Hist. Gr. 5,2). The ruins are called Pollina (Cramer's Anc. Gr. 1, 264).

( Ἀπολλωνία , a frequent Greek name of cities, probably given in this case by one of the Seleucidae), a town of Palestine, between Caesarea and Joppa (Stephen of Byz.; Ptol. 5,16; Pliny, 5,14; Peut. Tab. ) , one of those on the sea-shore taken by the Jews under Alexander Jannaeus (Joseph. Ant. 13, 15, 4), and afterward repaired by Gabinius (Joseph. War, 1, 8, 4). It is now Arsuf, a deserted village at the mouth of the Nahr Arsuf (Irby and Mangles, Trav. p. 189; Robinson, Research. 3, 46; Chesney, Expedition, 1, 490), a place famous under the Crusaders (Wilken, Kreuzz. 2, 17, 39, 102; 4:416; 7:325, 400, 425), by whom it was confounded with Antipatris (Ritter, Erdk. 16, 590).

a martyr of Alexandria, suffered with Metra, Quinta, and Serapion, in the year 249, when she was seized, and some one by a violent blow on the face knocked out many of her teeth; whence, in the Middle Ages, she was held to be the patroness against the toothache. Soon she was brought before the burning pile, and, on being asked to recant, reflected a moment, and then leaped into the fire. She is commemorated in the Roman Church on Feb. 9. Eusebius, Ch. Hist. 6, 41; Landon, Eccl. Dict. 1, 450.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [11]

ap - o - lō´ni - a ( Ἀπολλωνία , Apollōnı́a ): A town in Mygdonia, a district in Macedonia. It was situated a little to the south of Lake Bolbe, on the Via Egnatia, the great Roman road leading from the coast of the Adriatic to the river Hebrus ( Maritza ), one of the main military and commercial highways of the empire: it lay between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, a day's journey (Livy xlv.28) or about 30 Roman miles from the former and 38 from the latter. The foundation of the town may perhaps be attributed to about 432 bc; in any case, coins are extant which attest its existence in the 4th century bc (Head, Historia Numorum , 181). Paul and Silas passed through the town on their journey from Philippi to Thessalonica, but do not appear to have stayed there ( Acts 17:1 ). The name seems to have survived in the modern Pollina (Leake, Northern Greece , III, 458; Cousinéry, Voyage dans la Macédoine , I, 115).

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [12]

Apollo´nia, a city of Macedonia, in the province of Mygdonia, situated between Amphipolis and Thessalonica, thirty Roman miles from the former, and thirty-six from the latter. St. Paul passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia in his way to Thessalonica ( Acts 17:1).