Lycaonia (Lik´uh-oh´nee-uh)

A district in central Asia Minor located on a plateau north of the Taurus Mountains. Annexed to the district of Galatia, it became part of the Roman Empire ca. 25 BCE. Three cities of Lycaonia were visited by Paul during his first and second journeys, Lystra, Derbe, and Iconium (Acts 13:51-14:21; Acts 16:1-3). Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, which reflects the conflict between gentile and Jewish Christians, may have been addressed to the people residing in the district of Lycaonia.

Acts 13:51-14:21

51So they shook the dust off their feet in protest against them, and went to Iconium.52And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.Chapter 1 ... View more

Acts 16:1-3

Timothy Joins Paul and Silas
1Paul went on also to Derbe and to Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; ... View more

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