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GREEK: 2972 Kwv Kos
NAVE: Coos Cos
EBD: Coos
SMITH: COOS COS, OR COOS
ISBE: COOS COS
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Cos

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Cos: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
an island located off the SW coast of Asia Minor

top, summit
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Google Maps: Cos (36° 48´, 27° 5´)

Greek

Strongs #2972: Kwv Kos

Coos = "a public prison"

1) a small island of the Aegean Sea, over against the cities of
Cnidus and Halicarnassus, celebrated for its fertility and esp.
for its abundance of wine and corn

2972 Kos koce

of uncertain origin; Cos, an island in the Mediterranean:-Cos.

Coos [EBD]

(written Cos in the R.V.), a small island, one of the Sporades in the Aegean Sea, in the north-west of Rhodes, off the coast of Caria. Paul on his return from his third missionary journey, passed the night here after sailing from Miletus (Acts 21:1). It is now called Stanchio.

Coos [NAVE]

COOS, an island, Paul visits, in the Mediterranean, Acts 21:1.

Cos [NAVE]

COS
See: Coos.

COOS [SMITH]

(Acts 21:1) [COS, OR COOS]

COS, OR COOS [SMITH]

(now Stanchio or Stanko). This small island of the Grecian Archipelago has several interesting points of connection with the Jews. Herod the Great conferred many favors on the island. St. Paul, on the return from his third missionary journey, passed the night here, after sailing from Miletus. Probably referred to in (Acts 21:1)

COOS [ISBE]

COOS - ko'-os.

See COS.

COS [ISBE]

COS - kos (Kos, "summit"; the King James Version Coos): An island off the coast of Caria, Asia Minor, one of the Sporades, mountainous in the southern half, with ridges extending to a height of 2,500 ft.; identified with the modern Stanchio. It was famous in antiquity for excellent wine, amphorae, wheat, ointments, silk and other clothing (Coae vestes). The capital was also called Cos. It possessed a famous hospital and medical school, and was the birthplace of Hippocrates (the father of medicine), of Ptolemy Philadelphus, and of the celebrated painter Apelles. The large plane tree in the center of the town (over 2,000 years old) is called "the tree of Hippocrates" to this day. The older capital, Astypalaea, was in the western part of the island, the later (since 366 BC) in the eastern part. From almost every point can be seen beautiful landscapes and picturesque views of sea and land and mountain.

Cos was one of the six Dorian colonies. It soon became a flourishing place of commerce and industry; later, like Corinth, it was one of the Jewish centers of the Aegean, as well as one of the financial centers of the commercial world in the eastern Mediterranean. Among the benefactors of the people of Cos was Herod the Great. It is mentioned in connection with Paul's third missionary journey in Acts 21:1, and in its relations with the Jews in 1 Macc 15:23; Ant, XIV, vii, 2; x, 15; BJ, I, xxi. 11. For a list of works on the island see Paton-Hicks, Inscriptions of Cos, ix.

J. E. Harry


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