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published: 3/31/13


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Ptolemais in the Bible



Ptolemais in Biblical History

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Ptolemais was the most prominent town on the Phoenician seacoast in Maccabean times (1 Macc 5:15,55; 10:1,58,60; 12:48).

It is once mentioned in the New Testament in Acts 21:7 as a seaport at which Paul landed for one day, visiting the "brethren" in the place.

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Source:

  1. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, which is in the public domain.