|Origin:||perhaps the same as tarsos (a flat basket)|
|PrtSpch:||n pr loc|
|In Greek:||tarson 2, tarsw 1|
|In NET:||Tarsus 3|
|In AV:||Tarsus 3|
|Definition:||Tarsus = "a flat basket"
1) a major city in Cilicia and the birthplace and early home of Paul.
Ac 9:11; 21:39; 22:3. Even in the flourishing period of Greek
history it was an important city. In the Roman civil wars, it
sided with Caesar and on the occasion of a visit from him its name
changed to Juliopolis. Augustus made it a free city. Its was
renowned as a place of education under the early Roman emperors.
Strabo compares it in this respect to Athens and Alexandria.
Tarsus also was a place of much commerce. It was situated in a
wild and fertile plain on the banks of the Cydnus. No ruins of any
perhaps the same as tarsos (a flat basket); Tarsus, a place in Asia
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