4424. Ptolemais
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Ptolemais: Ptolemais, a seaport south of Tyre
Original Word: Πτολεμαΐς, ΐδος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: Ptolemais
Phonetic Spelling: (ptol-em-ah-is')
Short Definition: Ptolemais
Definition: Ptolemais, a coast city of Phoenicia, midway between Tyre and Caesarea.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from Ptolemaios (Ptolemy, a king of Egypt)
Ptolemais, a seaport south of Tyre
NASB Translation
Ptolemais (1).

STRONGS NT 4424: Πτολεμαΐς

Πτολεμαΐς, Πτολεμιδος, , Ptolemais, a maritime city of Phoenicia, which got its name, apparently, from Ptolemy Lathyrus (who captured it , and rebuilt it more beautifully (cf. Josephus, Antiquities 13, 12, 2f)); it is called in Judges 1:31 and in the Talmud עַכּו, in the Sept. Ακχω, by the Greeks Ἄκη (on the varying accent cf. Pape, Eigennam. under the word Πτολεμαΐς), and Romans Ace, and by modern Europeans (Acre or) St. Jean d' Acre (from a church erected there in the middle ages to St. John); it is now under Turkish rule and contains about 8000 inhabitants (cf. Baedeker, Palestine and Syria, English edition, p. 356): Acts 21:7. (Often mentioned in the books of the Maccabees and by Josephus under the name of Πτολεμαΐς, cf. especially b. j. 2, 10, 2f; (see Reland, Palaest., p. 534ff; Ritter, Palestine, English translation, iv., p. 361ff).)


From Ptolemaios (Ptolemy, after whom it was named); Ptolemais, a place in Palestine -- Ptolemais.

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