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 (lā-ŏd′ĭ-sē′ə, lā′ə-dĭ-)
An ancient city of western Asia Minor in present-day western Turkey. Built by the Seleucids in the third century bc, it was a prosperous Roman market town on the trade route from the East and an early center of Christianity.
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(Placename) the ancient name of several Greek cities in W Asia, notably of Latakia
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(ˌlæt əˈki ə)

1. Ancient, Laodicea. a seaport in NW Syria, on the Mediterranean. 196,791.
2. a coastal district in Syria, in the W part. 554,384.
3. a variety of Turkish tobacco.
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11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, what thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Affluent Laodicea had become lukewarm in its faith.
The last letter is addressed to the church at Laodicea and is devastating.
Their topics include pathological observations on mammalian remains from the Roman sanctuary at Carnuntum-M'hlacker in Austria, congenital anomalies and traumatic injuries in dogs from Laodicea in Canaan in Hellenistic Beirut, sex and gender related pathology in archaeological horses: clues to horse husbandry and use practices, damage caused by permanent fetters in present-day sheep on the Greek island of Delos, and skeletal anomalies in medieval and early modern fish: a case study from Castle Kastelholm in the Baltic Sea.
We know, for instance, that in the cities of Laodicea ad Mare and Seleucia ad Mare proposals were made in the assembly by the epistates and the magistrates (archontes) (Seleucia: IGLS III 2.1183 = RC 45A: 1 = Austin 2006, no.
Entre las fuentes de Socrates hay que citar la obra de Eusebio de Cesarea, especialmente la Vida de Constantino, Contra Marcelo y De ecclesiastica theologia; la Historia eclesiastica de Rufino de Aquileya; el Breviarium ab urbe condita de Eutropio (en la version griega de Peanio); los Acta Archelai de Hegemonio o Pseudo Hegemonio; el elogio de Eusebio de Emesa compuesto por Jorge de Laodicea; las cartas del emperador y la correspondencia oficial; listas episcopales y actas de concilios (por medio de la Synagoge de Sabino de Heraclea).
Paul admitted that he himself was not married (1 Cor 7:8)." He wanted to abandon the 352-Council of Laodicea, which decreed that women are not to be ordained.
(8) La nueva situacion teologica y eclesial provoco este significativo cambio en Atanasio, quien muy poco tiempo antes, en el 356 o 357, se habia referido de modo muy negativo a Basilio de Ancira y a Jorge de Laodicea, cfr.
This is an excerpt from Lessons from Laodicea: Missional Leadership in a Culture of Affluence.
We do not have data concerning their date of origin, even though many garland-sarcophagi have been unearthed in the region of Laodicea, Apamea, Tripoli and Berytus.
But while the grand and desolate prospect is a hallmark of his history, Gibbon knew that sweeping panoramas work only when buttressed by startling, even if only briefly sketched, specific instances: the Goths' leveling "one of the wonders of the world," the temple of Diana at Ephesus; the empty circus of Laodicea "now peopled with wolves and foxes"; Tamerlane's ghastly pyramid of 90,000 heads constructed in the ruins of Bagdad; the empty shelves of the library of Alexandria after the fourth-century Archbishop Theophilus's rampage against the idolatrous works of the past; "the soul of genius evaporated in smoke" as Crusaders torched the library at Constantinople.