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Macedonia (măs-e-ăô'ni-ah), extended land. Macedonia is situated in a great basin north of Greece, nearly surrounded by the mountains and the sea. The third great world-kingdom, the Macedonian empire, received its name from this comparatively little spot. Comp. Daniel 8:5-8; Daniel 8:21. The Romans conquered the territory from Perseus. It was at first divided into four districts, afterward consolidated into one with its capital at Thessalonica, where the proconsul resided. In New Testament history Macedonia holds an important place because of the labors of the apostles. Paul was called there by the vision of the "man of Macedonia," and made a most successful missionary tour. Acts 16:10; Acts 17:1-12. He visited it again, Acts 20:1-6, and probably for a third time. Comp. 1 Timothy 1:3; Philippians 2:24. His Epistles to the Thessalonians and Philippians show that the Macedonian Christians exhibited many excellent traits. The details of his work can be studied in connection with the cities of Macedonia visited by him. See Neapolis, Philippi, Apollonia, Thessalonica, Beræa.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Macedonia'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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