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Not mentioned in the Old Testament, unless under general terms, as Chittim, Isles of the sea. In the New Testament, Acts 18:2 27:1,6 Hebrews 13:24 , it is chiefly of interest on account of ROME, ROMANS, which see. The Italian band, mentioned in Acts 10:1 , was probably a Roman cohort from Italy, stationed at Cesarea; so called to distinguish it from the other troops, which were drawn from Syria and the adjacent regions.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Italy'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ats/​i/italy.html. 1859.
 
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