Antioch (An´tee-ahk)

Syrian, a city (modern Antakya in Turkey) located on the Orontes River in the northwestern corner of the Roman province of Syria. Nicolaus of Antioch became one of the seven Hellenist leaders in Jerusalem (Acts 6:5), and Christianity was brought to Antioch ca. 40 CE by Hellenists who fled from Jerusalem after the martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 11:19-20). The term “Christian” was first applied to believers in Antioch, probably because they broke with Judaism by admitting Gentiles to the community without requiring circumcision (Acts 11:26). Barnabas brought Saul (Paul) from Tarsus to Antioch, where “for an entire year they met with the church” (Acts 11:22-26). Later, Paul publicly rebuked Peter at Antioch for hypocrisy (Gal 2:11-21).

Acts 6:5

5What they said pleased the whole community, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, P ... View more

Acts 11:19-20

The Church in Antioch
19Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, ... View more

Acts 11:26

26and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for an entire year they met with the church and taught a great many people, and it was in ... View more

Acts 11:22-26

22News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.23When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhor ... View more

Gal 2:11-21

Paul Rebukes Peter at Antioch
11But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood self-condemned;12for until certain people came from ... View more

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