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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Pa´phos, a city of Cyprus, at the western extremity of the island, and the seat of the Roman governor. That officer, when Paul visited the place, was named Sergius Paulus, who was converted through the preaching of the apostle and the miracle performed on Elymas (). Paphos was celebrated for a temple of Venus, whose infamous rites were still practiced here 400 years afterwards, notwithstanding the success of Paul, Barnabas, and others, in preaching the Gospel. Paphos is now a poor and inconsiderable place, but gives its name to a Greek bishopric.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Paphos'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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