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(Placename) an area on the S coast of ancient Asia Minor
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(pæmˈfɪl i ə)

an ancient region in S Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
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From Smyrna towards the Holy Land the course will lay through the Grecian Archipelago, close by the Isle of Patmos, along the coast of Asia, ancient Pamphylia, and the Isle of Cyprus.
He mentioned that he was present when one of the spirits asked another, `Where is Ardiaeus the Great?' (Now this Ardiaeus lived a thousand years before the time of Er: he had been the tyrant of some city of Pamphylia, and had murdered his aged father and his elder brother, and was said to have committed many other abominable crimes.) The answer of the other spirit was: `He comes not hither and will never come.
He waited for the dark rain clouds to cover the midnight sky, and when everything became tuum like the charcoal and face of that charcoal seller you once admired, Uncle Nichodemus stepped outside with the excuse to Mrs Nichodemus that a certain bra, who was owing him, had come and will be leaving at dawn to Cappadocia, then to Pontus and Pamphylia, then end up at Mesopotamia before making a return journey to Judaea.
Then they traveled through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia. They preached the word in Perga and went down to Attalia.
When Paul and Barnabas returned to Jerusalem from their missionary trip to Lystra, Iconium, Antioch, Pisidia, Pamphylia, Perga and Attalia, "they called the church together and reported what God had done with them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles" (Acts 14:27).
Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs--we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God." (Acts 2:1-11)
In Jerusalem Peter stood up to announce Jesus' resurrection to "Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs" (Acts 2:8-11).
"Historischer Hintergrund der Abbijawa-Frage." begins with a basic dating of Hittite-Abbiyawa relations from the textual material, moves on to briefly discuss the archaeological evidence from that time--in the main pointing out that quite a bit of Mycenaean pottery has been found on the Anatolian west coast--and concludes with an exploration of possible Aniyawan locations and arguments made for or against them: Cilicia, Pamphylia, Crete, Cyprus, Rhodes, and again finally Mycenaean Greece.
Side is an ancient Luvi city in Anatolia in the region of Pamphylia (today Antalya).
He then liberated Ephesus, Caria, Lycia, and Pamphylia. Alexander limited the Persian fleet's ability to move and took away their access to these ports by bringing these coastal cities under his control.