Antioch in Pisidia




Leaving Cyprus, Paul and Barnabas went to Antioch in Pisidia. Paul gave a sermon in the synagogue there, presenting Jesus in light of Israel's history. Some were favorable to the message but others resisted it and the apostles departed.

Context: Antioch in Pisidia is a city in what today is west central Turkey. (It is not to be confused with Antioch in Syria, the city from which Paul set out.) The emperor Augustus made Antioch in Pisidia a Roman colony in 25 B.C. By the middle of the first century A.D., several members of the imperial household had served as magistrates here. Like many cities in Asia, Antioch in Pisidia had a Jewish synagogue. Those who gathered included Jews and others, who revered the God of Israel, but who were apparently not full converts to Judaism (Acts 13:16). To see the sights in Antioch in Pisidia click here.

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