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(Placename) the ancient name for Konya


(ˈkɔn yɑ, kɔnˈyɑ)

a city in S Turkey, S of Ankara. 576,000.
Ancient, Iconium.
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Following a major defeat during the First Crusade in 1097 CE, the Rum Seljuks set up their capital at Konya, formerly Iconium, in central southern Anatolia.
They angrily packed the Iconium Baptist Church, across the street from the crime-breeding store and complained, lamented, and pleaded, and demanded officials stop gang violence, neutralize the dreaded No Jack City thugs.
To the two inscriptions (one from Iconium, the other from Ostia) cited by LSJ, one might add another from Athens: CIG 425.
Reverend Timothy McDonald, pastor of First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, and Chair, African American Ministers in Action.
This topic (Biblically writ large from Babel to the Gift of Tongues) recurs throughout Acts: Peter and John ridiculed as "unlearned" (4:13); Barnabas, a Cypriot Jew, was surely bi-lingual (4:36); polyglot disputes with Stephen (6:9); Philip the Deacon translates Isaiah for an Ethiopian official (8:27-32); some apostles preach only to Jews, others only to Greeks (11 : 19-21); Jews and Greeks simultaneously addressed at Iconium (14:6).
The city of Konya, formerly Iconium, is one of the places St.
EARLIER THIS YEAR, your church, the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, hosted a summit where activists and ministers from around the country discussed how to make Black churches more inclusive of gays and lesbians.
For example, early in the eighth century 60 Christian pilgrims from Amorium were crucified; around the same time the Muslim governor of Caesarea seized a group of pilgrims from Iconium and had them all executed as spies--except for a small number who converted to Islam.
7]; Hierax, one of his companions in death, was perhaps also a slave; he says that he had been 'dragged off from Iconium in Phrygia' [B 4.
111) Certain characters such as Helen (the mother of Constantine the Great) and Thecla of Iconium appear to have been amalgamated into Welsh tradition because of the similarity between their names and the names of Welsh characters (Elen and Tegla).