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Iconium

(īkō`nēəm), ancient city of Asia Minor, the modern KonyaKonya
, city (1990 pop. 509,208), capital of Konya prov., S central Turkey. It is the trade center of a rich agricultural and livestock-raising region. Manufactures include cement, carpets, and leather, cotton, and silk goods.
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, Turkey. In ancient days it was at various times in Phrygia, Lycaonia, Cappadocia, and the Roman province of Galatia. It was visited by Paul, who converted part of the Greek and Jewish population and established an important church there. In the 3d cent. A.D., Iconium became an active Christian colony.
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188, dated 374), addressed to Amphilochius of Iconium, which, claiming to follow the practice of "the ancients", distinguishes among three types of groups "outside" the church: heretics, "who differ with regard to faith in God"; schismatics, who are separated from the body of the church "for some ecclesiastical reasons and differ from other [Christians] on questions that can be resolved"; and "parasynagogues", or dissidents who have formed rival communities simply in opposition to legitimate authority (Ep.
The Acts of Paul and Thecla, written about 180 and declared apocrypha by Jerome, tells the compelling story of a virgin of Iconium named Thecla, who heard Paul preach and consequently, at age 18, promised her virginity to Christ.
From Syria he went on to Istanbul, then by car to Iconium, Ephesus and Lystra, before returning to Cyprus - the Northern part this time - in order to enter Turkey.
AFTER A SERIES OF missionary efforts in Pisidian Antioch and Iconium, Paul and Barnabas find themselves in the city of Lystra in the Roman province of Galatia (Acts 14:68).
Konya, the biblical Iconium of Roman times, has been continuously inhabited since the eighth millennium BC.
Timothy McDonald, pastor of the Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga.
The first monk to settle in the Judean desert was Chariton, a native of Iconium in Asia Minor (present-day Konya) who came to Jerusalem as a pilgrim in the fourth century.
I haven't seen any trickle-down effect," says Timothy McDonald, pastor of the First Iconium Baptist Church and chairman of the Olympic Conscience Coalition, an alliance of students, residents of housing projects, labor and religious leaders, and others who feel left out of the Olympic decision-making process.
The related verb is twice used metaphorically in the passive voice to describe Jews against Pharisees in Iconium and Pharisees against Sadducees in Jerusalem (Acts 14.
First Union Direct Bank and First Iconium Baptist Church Economic Development Corporation received $150,000 in AHP funds to renovate a 30-unit multi-family apartment.