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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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On his first missionary journey, Paul was dragged out of Lystra and left for dead after a stoning by men still angry from his visits to Antioch and Iconium.
Most of Paul's converts in Antioch, Iconium, Phillipi, Thessalonica, Corinth etc were not proselytes, but "those who fear God".
When Alexander threatens Thecla's chastity and honour at Iconium, Thecla is brought before the Roman governor.
Vu came out with many 'firsts': a waterproof television, digital photoframe and most recently Play and Iconium Series.
11 -- Vu has announced seven new smart TVs at CES 2016, two under the Play series and five under the Iconium series.
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.
John's Apocalypse, Gregory the Great already mentioned several visions in which depraved monks, such as one Theodorus and one from a monastery in Iconium, are delivered over to dragons: "ecce draconi ad devorandum datus sum", "nunc ecce ad devorandum draconi sum traditus, qui cauda sua mea genua pedesque conlegavit, caput viro suum intra meus os mittens" (34) (image that impressed Dante, who used it in his Inferno).
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.
in 8 THE ANTE-NICENE FATHERS, supra note 32, at 75, 189 (1957); Letter from Basil, Bishop of Caesarea, to Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium (375), in 8 NICENE AND POST-NICENE FATHERS: SECOND SERIES 255, 258 (Philip Schaff & Henry Wace eds.