Alexandria (Al´ig-zan´dree-uh)

An Egyptian city on the Mediterranean coast near the Nile Delta. Founded in 332 BCE by Alexander the Great, it was one of the largest cities of the Hellenistic world, a major shipping port (Acts 27:6; Acts 28:11) and the focal point of Hellenistic intellectual and cultural life. Apollos (Acts 18:24), a co-worker of Paul, was an Alexandrian, though he seems to have converted to Christianity only after he left that city.

Acts 27:6

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