Anatolia

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Anatolia was the ancient term for what is now Turkey, also called Asia Minor, and in the New Testament, simply "Asia"[1]. It was an important part of the Byzantine Empire and its temporary loss to Islam in the 11th century helped to lead to the Byzantine downfall. The ravaging that took place could not be recovered and so an area where armies of up to 150,000 men used to be raised became barren.

References

  1. Acts 2:9; 6:9; 16:6; 19:10, 22, 26-27, 31; 20:4, 16, 18; 21:27; 24:18; 27:2;
    1 Corinthians 16:19;
    2 Corinthians 1:8;
    2 Timothy 1:15;
    1 Peter 1:1;
    Revelation 1:4, 11

External links

"Asia" in the New Testament, Douglas K. Kutilek (sharperiron.org)

Map of Asia Minor in New Testament Times (bible-history.com)