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ATTALIA (modern Adalia ). A town on the coast of Pamphylia, not far from the mouth of the river Catarrhactes, founded and named by Attalus II. It was besieged in n.c. 79 by P [Note: Priestly Narrative.] . Seruilius Isauricus, when in possession of the pirates. In the Byzantine period it was of great importance. It has the best harbour on the coast. Paul and Barnabas came on there from Perga, and took ship for Antioch ( Acts 14:25 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Attalia'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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