Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, February 29th, 2024
the Second Week of Lent
There are 31 days til Easter!
Attention!
We are taking food to Ukrainians still living near the front lines. You can help by getting your church involved.
Click to donate today!

Bible Dictionaries
Lycia

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Lycaonia
Next Entry
Lydda
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

LYCIA was a mountainous country in the S.W. of Asia Minor, which played very little part in the early history of Christianity. In it were situated many great cities, such as Patara ( Acts 21:1 ) and Myra ( Acts 27:5; cf. Acts 21:1 ). The former was a celebrated seat of the worship of Apollo, the latter an important harbour, between which and Alexandria there was constant traffic in ancient times. Lycia was ruled by the Persians, and conquered by Alexander the Great. After his death it belonged to the Seleucid Empire, was then taken from Antiochus by the Romans in b.c. 188, and given to Rhodes at first, but afterwards freed in b.c. 168. It was one of the self-governing states, to which the Romans sent letters in favour of the Jews in b.c. 138 7 ( 1Ma 15:22 ); see Caria, Delos. This proves that there were Jews there. Lycia was made a Roman province by Claudius in a.d. 43 on account of dissensions between its cities, and in a.d. 74 was formed into a double province along with Pamphylia.

A. Souter.

Bibliography Information
Hastings, James. Entry for 'Lycia'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hdb/​l/lycia.html. 1909.
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile