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Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament

Three Taverns

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(τρεῖς ταβέρναι, representing the Lat. Tres Tabernae)

Three Taverns was a station on the Via Appia, and probably a village of some importance on account of the stream of traffic constantly flowing through it. Cicero (ad Att. ii. 11) mentions it as the point where a branch road from Antium joined the Appian Way. Here St. Paul, who had landed at Puteoli and was proceeding to Rome, was met by a company of Christian brethren who had come from the capital to welcome him (Acts 28:15). According to the Antonine Itinerary, the station was 10 Roman miles nearer Rome than Appii Forum (where the Apostle had already been met by Roman brethren), and 17 Roman miles from Aricia, which is known to have been 16 Roman miles south of Rome. Tres Tabernae probably stood about 3 miles from the modern Cisterna, on the road to Terracina, and very near the northern end of the Pontine Marshes.

Literature.-C. Baedeker, Southern Italy and Sicily15, London, 1908, p. 12.

James Strahan.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Three Taverns'. Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdn/t/three-taverns.html. 1906-1918.

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