corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Encyclopedias

Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

Chi´os, one of the principal islands of the Ionian Archipelago, mentioned in . It belonged to Ionia, and lay between the islands Lesbos and Samos, and distant eight miles from the nearest promontory of Asia Minor. It is thirty miles long from N. to S., and its greatest breadth ten miles. It is very fertile in cotton, silk, and fruit, and was anciently celebrated for its wine. The principal town was also called Chios, and had the advantage of a good harbor. The island is now called by the Greeks Khio, and by the Italians Scio. The wholesale massacre and enslavement of the inhabitants by the Turks in 1822 forms one of the most shocking incidents of the Greek war.





Map of Location

Copyright Statement
Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Chios'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, December 8th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Next Entry
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology