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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Rhodes (rôdz), a rose. A noted island in the Mediterranean, 13 miles from the coast of Asia Minor. Paul visited it on his return from his third missionary journey. Acts 21:1. He might have there seen fragments of the greatest of the Seven Wonders of the world—the famous Colossus of Rhodes. This was made of brass, and was 105 feet high. It stood at the right of the port as vessels entered, and not astride the channel, as so generally represented in pictures. It was erected b.c. 290, and overthrown by an earthquake b.c. 224. The modern city Is a place of considerable trade.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Rhodes'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/r/rhodes.html. 1893.