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Thyatira

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City in the district of Lydia in Asia Minor. The disciple Lydia, of Philippi, was from this city, which was famed for its dyeing. It is not known how the church was formed there, but it was chosen as one of the seven representative churches to which the Revelation was sent, with the special message addressed to this church. Acts 16:14; Revelation 1:11; Revelation 2:18,24 . See REVELATION. The city was founded by Seleueus Nicator, who during the war with Lysimachus stationed a colony of Macedonians there. At the commencement of the Christian Era there was a preponderance of the Macedonian element in the population. It is now called Ak-hissar; there are no ancient ruins.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Thyatira'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/t/thyatira.html. 1897.

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