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Cities and Towns Named in the New Testament
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1. Azotus: Near the Mediterranean; the ancient Ashod, visited by Philip (Acts 8:40).
2. Bethlehem: Six miles south of Jerusalem; the birthplace of Jesus (Matt. 2:1).
3. Bethany: Near Jerusalem, on a slope of the Mount of Olives; the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (John 12:1).
4. Gaza: Near the Mediterranean, to which a road led from Jerusalem (Acts 8:26).
5. Emmaus: Four miles south of Jerusalem; the place to which the two disciples were walking when joined by Jesus (Luke 24:13).
6. Joppa: On the Mediterranean; the port of Jerusalem where Peter saw a vision (Acts 11:5).
7. Jericho: In the valley of the Jordan, where Jesus restored sight to Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46).
8. Jerusalem: The Holy City where all the great feasts were held (Luke 2:41).
1. Antipatris: East of Shechem; the place to which the guard conveyed Paul by night (Acts 23:31).
2. Caesarea: On the Mediterranean, where Paul made his defense before Agrippa (Acts 25).
3. Sychar: In the valley between Ebal and Gerizim; the site of Jacob's well (John 4:5-6).
1. Bethsaida: A village on the Sea of Galilee; the native place of Peter, Andrew, and Philip (John 1:44).
2. Cana: A village four or five miles northeast of Nazareth, where Jesus performed his first miracle (John 2:11).
3. Capernaum: A city on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus lived, and performed many miracles (Matt. 4:13).
4. Chorazin: A city on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, against which Jesus pronounced woes (Matt. 11:21).
5. Magdala: A village on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, visited by Jesus (Matt. 15:39).
6. Nazareth: A town among the hills, about midway between the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean; celebrated as the place where Jesus was brought up (Luke 4:16).
7. Nain: A village on a hill southeast of Nazareth, where Jesus raised to life the widow's son (Luke 7:12).
8. Ptolemais: On the Mediterranean, north of Mount Carmel, where Paul landed on his way to Jerusalem (Acts 21:7).
9. Tiberias: A city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, visited by Jesus (John 6:1).
1. Bethabara: A place east of the Jordan, nearly opposite Jericho, where John baptized (John 1:28).
2. Machaeus: East of the Dead Sea; the place where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded. Not named in the Bible.
1. Bethsaida: On the northeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee; the place where Jesus fed the five thousand (Luke 9:10-17).
2. Gadara: A city south of the Sea of Galilee, which gave its name to the district--"the country of the Gadarenes" (Mark 5:1).
3. Gergesa: A little village east of the Sea of Galilee; the place near which the demoniacs were cured, and the swine drowned (Matt. 8:28-34).
1. Tyre: The celebrated commercial city of antiquity, on the Mediterranean; on "the coasts" of which Jesus cured the daughter of the Syro-Phoenician woman (Matt. 15:21-28).
2. Sidon: A city on the Mediterranean, about twenty miles north of Tyre, in a region once visited by Jesus (Mark 7:24).
1. Damascus: On a fertile plain, watered by the Abana and Pharpar, east of the Anti-Libanus mountains; the place of the Apostle Paul's conversion (Acts 9:1-25).
2. Antioch: On the river Orontes, seventeen miles from the Mediterranean, between the Tarsus and Lebanon ranges of mountains; the seat of the first missionary church (Acts 11:19-30).
1. Antioch: A city in Pisidia, east of Ephesus, visited by Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:14).
2. Ephesus: A celebrated city one mile from the AEgean Sea, where Paul preached for a long time, (Acts 19) and one of the seven churches of Asia (Rev. 2:1).
3. Derbe: A town in Lycaonia, visited by Paul and Barnabas (Acts 16:1).
4. Iconium: Sixty miles east of Antioch, where Paul and Barnabas preached (Acts 14:1-5).
5. Lystra: Not far from Derbe, also visited by Paul and Barnabas; the home of Timothy, (Acts 16:1) and where the two missionaries were thought to be gods (Acts 14:8-12).
6. Laodicea: The capital of Phrygia, and the seat of one of the churches to which a message was sent by John (Rev. 3:14).
7. Miletus: The port of Ephesus, where Paul delivered a farewell address (Acts 20:17-38).
8. Myra: An important town of Lycia, where Paul changed ships on his journey to Rome (Acts 27:5).
9. Patara: A sea-port of Lycia, where Paul took ship for Phoenicia (Rev. 2:12).
10. Pergamos: A city of Mysia; the site of one of the seven churches of Asia (Rev. 2:12).
11. Perga: A city of Pamphylia, visited by Paul and Barnabas, and where Mark left them (Acts 13:3).
12. Philadelphia: A town on the borders of Lydia; the seat of one of the seven churches of Asia (Rev. 3:7).
13. Smyrna: On the AEgean Sea, forty miles north of Ephesus; the seat of one of the seven churches in Asia (Rev. 2:8).
14. Sardis: An important city of Lydia; the seat of one of the seven churches of Asia (Rev. 3:1).
15. Troas: The ancient Troy, on the AEgean Sea, where Paul in a vision received the call to Macedonia (Acts 16:8-10).
16. Tarsus: A city of Cilicia; the birthplace of the Apostle Paul (Acts 9:11).
17. Thyatira: A city of Lydia, and the seat of one of the seven churches of Asia (Rev. 2:18).
1. Amphipolis: Thirty-three miles from Philippi, and three miles from the AEgean Sea, visited by Paul (Acts 17:1).
2. Apollonia: A city thirty miles from Amphipolis, where Paul remained one day (Acts 17:1).
3. Berea: A small city on the eastern side of Mount Olympus, where Paul preached, and where the people examined the Scriptures to see if his preaching was true (Acts 17:10-13).
4. Philippi: A flourishing city nine miles from the AEgean Sea, celebrated as the first foothold of the gospel in Europe (Acts 16:12-40).
5. Thessalonica: At the head of the Thermaic Gulf; an important commercial centre, and the scene of Paul's labor (Acts 17:1-9).
1. Athens: One of the most celebrated cities of the world, situated five miles northeast of the Saronic Gulf, a part of the AEgean Sea. It was the seat of Grecian learning, and the place where Paul delivered one of his most famous discourses (Acts 17:15-34).
2. Corinth: An important city forty miles west of Athens, where Paul preached, and the seat of one of the leading churches (Acts 18:1-18).
XI. In the Isles of the Sea
1. Fair Haven: A harbor in the island of Crete; a place where the ship on which Paul was sailing anchored (Acts 27:8).
2. Mitylene: On the island of Lesbos, in the AEgean Sea, where Paul's ship anchored for a night (Acts 20:14).
3. Paphos: On the western shore of Cyprus; visited by Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:6).
4. Salamis: On the eastern shore of Cyprus; visited by Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:5).
5. Syracuse: A celebrated city on the eastern shore of Sicily, where Paul stopped on his journey to Rome (Acts 28:12).
1. Rhegium: A city on the southern extremity of Italy, where the ship in which Paul was journeying touched (Acts 28:13).
2. Puteoli: The leading port of Italy, where Paul disembarked (Acts 28:13).
3. Appii Forum: A village on the Appian Way, forty-three miles from Rome, where Christians met Paul (Acts 28:15).
4. Three Taverns: A place eleven miles from Rome, where another band of Christians met Paul (Acts 28:15).
5. Rome: The great city of Italy, the capital of the Roman Empire, where Paul was taken for trial before Caesar, (Acts 28:16), and where he was afterwards put to death.
Cite This Page:
Johnson, B. W. "Cities and Towns Named in the New Testament," The People's New Testament. Blue Letter Bible. 1 Aug 2002. 3 Dec 2020.
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