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Laodicea

People's Dictionary of the Bible

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Laodicea (la-ŏd-i-sç'ah), the old city (Greek Diospolis), stood on the banks of the Lycus, a branch of the Meander, a few miles distant from Colosse and Hierapolis, in the Roman province of Asia, in Asia Minor. Seleucus II. enlarged it, and named it after his wife Laodicea. A Christian church was early established here, probably from Ephesus, and to this church Paul sent a salutation when writing to the Colossians, Colossians 4:15; it is also mentioned in Revelation 1:11; Revelation 3:14. From Colossians 4:16 it appears that Paul wrote a letter to the Laodiceans, which some think is the same as the Epistle to the Ephesians.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Laodicea'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​rpd/​l/laodicea.html. 1893.
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