Author: Ron Graham
Places in Acts
- Pronounced Lay-oh-diss-ee'-uh
- A town in Asia west of Ephesus.
- Location of one of "the seven churches of Asia" (Revelation 1:4,11).
- Pronounced Lass-ee'-uh
- A town on the sheltered southern shores of Crete.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s journey to Rome.(Acts 27:7-8).
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- Pronounced Lib'-ee-yuh
- Part of Africa that falls south of Crete.
- People from parts of Libya around Cyrene were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost after Christ’s resurrection (Acts 2:9-11).
- Pronounced Lie-cone'-ee-yuh
- Region around Iconium, Lystra and Derbe, below Pisidia.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 1st missionary journey (Acts 14:6).
- Pronounced Liss'-ee-yuh
- A region south of Ephesus, similar in size to, and southwest of, Pamphylia.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s journey to Rome.
- Myra and Patara were two cities in Lycia (Acts 27:5).
- Pronounced Lid'-uh
- Also called Lod.
- City on the highway between Jerusalem and Joppa, about 16km from Joppa.
- At Lydda Peter healed Aeneas of his disease (Acts 9:32-38).
- Pronounced List'-ruh
- A Lycaonian town between Iconium and Derbe.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 1st missionary journey.
- There Paul healed a man lame from birth, and as a result Paul and Barnabas were almost made gods (Acts 14:8-18).
- Paul and Barnabas revisited Lystra (Acts 14:21).
- Timothy lived there (Acts 16:1-4).
- Paul met with persecution at Lystra (2Timothy 3:11).
- Pronounced Mass-uh-doan'-ee-uh (some pronounce the first syllable as Mack-)
- Region north of Achaia or Greece.
- Philippi and Thessalonica were principle cities.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 2nd and 3rd missionary journeys.
- Paul was called by a vision to preach there (Acts 16:9-12).
- Paul did much preaching there (Acts 20:1,3, 1Corinthians 16:5, 2Corinthians 2:13, 7:5).
- The Christians in Macedonia helped each other and sent aid to Christians elsewhere (Romans 15:26, 2Corinthians 8:1-4, 2Corinthians 11:9, 1Thessalonians 4:9-10).
- The region was evangelised from Thessalonica (1Thessalonians 1:8).
- Media, Parthia, and Elam are regions east of Cappadocia and Mesopotamia.
- Medes, Elamites, and Parthians were in in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost after Christ’s resurrection (Acts 2:9-11).
Maps by Ron Graham