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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2430 - Ἰκόνιον
Iconium = "little image"
- a famous city of Asia Minor, which was the capital of Lycaonia
Ἰκόνιον , -ου , τό ,
Iconium, a city of the province of Galatia: Acts 13:51; Acts 14:1; Acts 14:19; Acts 14:21; Acts 16:2, 2 Timothy 3:11.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
The old controversy as to whether during the Roman period Iconium belonged to Phrygia or Lycaonia may now be said to have been settled by the discovery of inscriptional evidence showing that during ii–iii/A.D. the inhabitants used the old non-literary Phrygian tongue : see especially Ramsay Recent Discovery, p. 65 ft. According to Ramsay (p. 75) the Phrygian form of the city name was probably Kaoania. This was hellenized to Konion and modified to Ἰκόνιον or Εἰκόνιον ";to suggest a connexion with εἰκών, an image, giving rise to a legend about a sacred statue in the city."; See also Blass Gr. p. 8.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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