Hierapolis


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Hierapolis

(hīərăp`əlĭs), ancient city of Phrygia, W Asia Minor, 7 mi (11.3 km) N of Laodicea and on a plateau 500 ft (152 m) above the Lycus valley (in present-day Turkey). Devoted to the worship of Leto in ancient times, it became an early seat of Christianity (Colossians 4.13). The Romans greatly enlarged and improved the city, building a large theater and numerous baths about the hot springs for which the site is famous. Near the city was a deep chasm called the Plutonium, which the ancients thought led to the nether regions; the fissure no longer exists. Extensive ruins survive from the Roman and Christian periods.
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Nessa epoca, como relata Luciano de Samocata em seu texto, um grande contingente de peregrinos passava pelos templos de Heliopolis e Hierapolis, demonstrando que os deuses assirios e, principalmente, a Deusa Siria possuiam uma multidao de devotos: "O cristianismo difundiu-se paredes-meias com o culto da Grande Mae.
The second is a five-volume work by Papias, bishop of Hierapolis, that is known only in later citations.
The main shrine of the famous Syrian fertility goddess was at the 'holy city', Hierapolis, also called Bambyce, some 120 miles north-east of Hama(th), close to the River Euphrates.
Tanto Atenagoras de Atenas como Meliton de Sardes y Apolinario de Hierapolis, que escribieron sus tratados en 176, (13) sabian que el conflicto mayor con los cristianos estaba motivado por su retraimiento civico y social y, ademas, por una configuracion particular de la vida domestica.
The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle" which is in total about 2,700 metres long, 600 meters wide and 160 meters high.
Others have examined the impact of denomination on financial fraud and controls (West & Zech, 2008; Elson, Callaghan, Walker, & John, 2007; Metropolitan Germanos (Polizoides) of Hierapolis, 2010).
The tour continues to the 13th-century Seljuk masterpiece, the Sultanhan Caravanserai; the Mausoleum of Mevlana (original home of the Whirling Dervishes) in Konya; and Pamukkale, to visit the ruins of the ancient spa city of Hierapolis, the Necropolis, and the terraces and pools of the dazzling limestone cascade.
So Jesus is in effect saying, "I wish you were spiritually healing like the hot springs of Hierapolis and spiritually refreshing like the cold pure water of Colosse.
When one sees that a businessman in Hierapolis, modern Pasmmukale, traveled to Rome over seventy times, the distance seems less of a problem.
If you cast your mind back to that time in 2009 you may recall among other things a colossal statue of Apollo being discovered at Hierapolis in Turkey, a storm in northern Argentina and southern Brazil that killed 14 people and on the business front T-Mobile and Orange agreed to merge their UK businesses.
As we left the Aegean, we travelled to the ruined city of Aphrodisias, dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love, and then Hierapolis, a popular spa.
National Geographic's 2008 'Places Rated' destination stewardship survey named Turkey's Roman baths of Hierapolis Pamukkale as the fourth worst in terms of historic integrity, a tie with three other sites.