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Beroea

Beroea (bērēˈə), the same as Berea (1.)
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Liberius of Rome was exiled to Beroea where the non-Nicene bishop Demophilus presided: Hilary, Fragmenta historica B VII.7 (CSEL 65:169).
When "a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women" in Thessalonica were persuaded by Paul and Silas (Acts 17:4), local Judeans rioted, so believers packed Paul off to Beroea. There, too, "not a few Greek women and men of high standing" believed (Acts 1 7: 12) after examining the scriptures, in each of these cases the narrative includes both the word proclaimed and, simultaneously, the proclaimers and their auditors crossing social/religious boundaries.
Memmius Rufus, proconsul of Macedonia in the first half of the second century, to support the gymnasium at Beroea, which kept having to close for lack of funds; from a combination of funds previously bequeathed to the city by prominent citizens (their names and the amounts of their bequests are listed) and annual revenue from water-mills (udromhcanai), he created a capital fund of 100,000 denarii that was calculated to yield interest at 6% to cover the running-costs (SEG 48.742 = IBeroia 7).
Kapetanopoulos 1992 (= SEG XL 188) identified the father of the honorand with the Honoratianus Polycharmos son of Aelius Potamon (probably of Beroea or somewhere in the vicinity) who set up a statue of his father at Beroea (Walter 1942, p.
The third-century gymnastic law of Beroea (SEG 27.261, Side B, 13-15, 26-32) makes it clear that it was part of the gymnasiarch's job to protect boys from precisely those corrupting influences that were associated with the private palaestra.
Acts 17:10 on Paul's nocturnal flight to Beroea by land would involve a turnoff south from Egnatia near Thessalonica (203 map; 269); the audacious view of A.
I would single out as being of a special interest Lichtenberger on Josephus and Paul in Rome, Saddington on Roman personnel in the NT, and Justin Taylor's examination of Paul's Second Missionary Journey, from Antioch through Philippi, Thessalonica, Beroea, and Athens to Corinth.
'They depart from Macedonia, and on coming to Beroea ...
Sauvaget (whose important work on Aleppo Grainger has included in his bibliography) has ascertained that the cAqabah quarter of the city represents an ancient tell and that the Macedonian colony established by Seleucus I and called Beroea was built, on a completely different plan, beside it, so that two communities, a native and a Macedonian, were juxtaposed in the Seleucid city.
Principal battles: Beroea (Veroia) (250); Abrittus (somewhere in the Dobruja region near the Black Sea) (251).