“The sea-port of Antioch, near the mouth of the Orontes. Paul and” his companions sailed from this port on their first missionary “journey (Acts 13:4). This city was built by Seleucus Nicator,” “the “king of Syria.” It is said of him that “few princes have” ever lived with so great a passion for the building of cities. “He is reputed to have built in all nine Seleucias, sixteen” “Antiochs, and six Laodiceas.” Seleucia became a city of great” “importance, and was made a “free cityby Pompey. It is now a” “small village, called el-Kalusi.”

Definition of Seleucia: “shaken or beaten by the waves”

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