Greek - English Dictionary
G490 - Antioch
|Word Origin:||From Ἀντίοχος Antiochos (a Syrian king)|
|Part of Speech:||Noun Location|
Antiochia a place in Syria
Antioch = 'driven against"
1. Capital of Syria, situated on the river Orontes, founded by Seleucus Nicanor in 300 B.C. and named in honour of his father, Antiochus. Many Greek-Jews lived there and it was here that the followers of Christ were first called Christians.
2. A city in Pisidia on the borders Phrygia, founded by Seleucus Nicanor. Under the Romans it became a "colonia" and was also called Caesarea
Antioch ( 18 )
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.