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.
6There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship bound for Italy and put us on board.
Paul Arrives at Rome
11Three months later we set sail on a ship that had wintered at the island, an Alexandrian ship with the Twin Brothers as its figurehead.
Ministry of Apollos
24Now there came to Ephesus a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria. He was an eloquent man, well-versed in the scriptures.