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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Neapolis

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1. In Macedonia, the port of Philippi, ten miles off, where first in Europe Paul landed (Acts 16:11). The Turkish Κavalla . The mountains, including Mount Symbolum, form a noble background. Among the remains are those of Roman work in the substructions of a massive aqueduct, built on two tiers of arches, and carrying water from twelve miles' distance along the sides of Symbolum over the valley between the promontory and the mainland into Kavalla. The harbour has good anchorage. Dion Cassius (Hist. Romans 47:35) mentions Neapolis as opposite Thasos, which is the position of Kavalla.

2. Equates to Shechem in Old Testament, Sychar in New Testament Now Nablus, corrupted from Neapolis.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Neapolis'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/n/neapolis.html. 1949.

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