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  1. Antioch, Antakya, Antakiyanoun

    a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity


  1. Antiochnoun

    the name of a number of cities founded by kings of the Seleucid dynasty, the most famous being "Antioch on the Orontes" in ancient Syria (modern day Antakya in south-eastern Turkey)

  2. Etymology: From Ἀντιόχεια, from Ἀντίοχος. This was the given name of the Macedonian father of Seleucus I Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire. Subsequently the name was borne by various kings of Seleucid dynasty and numerous cities in their domain are named after these personages. Compare also Laodicea and Apamea.


  1. Antioch

    Antioch on the Orontes was an ancient city on the eastern side of the Orontes River. Its ruins lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. Founded near the end of the 4th century BC by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch's geographic, military and economic location, particularly the spice trade, the Silk Road, the Persian Royal Road, benefited its occupants, and eventually it rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and as the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. As a result of its longevity and the pivotal role it played in the emergence of both Hellenistic Judaism and Early Christianity, Antioch was called "the cradle of Christianity." It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Its residents are known as Antiochenes. Once a great metropolis of half a million people, it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of repeated earthquakes, the Crusaders' invasions, and a change in trade routes following the Mongol conquests, which then no longer passed through Antioch from the far east.

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  1. antioch

    A city in Syria, built by Seleucus 300 B.C.; after the battle of Ipsus it acquired the name “Queen of the East.” Here the disciples were first called Christians, A.D. 42. Antioch was taken by the Persians, 540; by the Saracens about 638; recovered from the Eastern emperor, 966; lost again in 1086; retaken by the Crusaders in 1098, and held by them till 1268, when it was captured by the sultan of Egypt. It was taken from the Turks in the Syrian war, Aug. 1, 1833, by Ibrahim Pasha, but restored at the peace.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antioch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antioch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Officer Johnna Watson:

    The suspect or suspects got into that vehicle with the laptop, the victim tried to continue to get it back and at that time in the 6100 block of Antioch (street) the victim ... was critically injured.

  2. Kyle Rittenhouse:

    We could n’t – I wanted to turn myself into the police in Kenosha but I was n’t able to because they were n’t accepting visitors, apparently with the barricades and the fence up so we ended up turning myself into the Antioch police department.

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    a long narrow excavation in the earth
    • A. ditch
    • B. crate
    • C. concoction
    • D. serendipity

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