773. Asia
Lexical Summary
Asia: Asia, a Roman province
Original Word: Ἀσία
Transliteration: Asia
Phonetic Spelling: (as-ee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: Asia, a Roman province
Meaning: Asia -- a Roman province
Strong's Concordance

Of uncertain derivation; Asia, i.e. Asia Minor, or (usually) only its western shore -- Asia.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 773: Ἀσία

Ἀσία, Ἀσίας, , Asia;

1. Asia proper, ἰδίως καλουμένῃ Ἀσία (Ptolemy, 5, 2), or proconsular Asia (often so called from the 16th century down; but correctly speaking it was apvoeinciaconsularis, although the ruler of it was vested with 'proconsular power.' The 'Asia' of the N. T. must not be confounded with the 'Asia proconsularis' of the 4th century), embracing Mysia, Lydia, Phrygia and Caria (cf. Cicero, pro Flac c. 27): Acts 6:9 (L omits; Tr marginal reading brackets); ff; 1 Peter 1:1; Revelation 1:4; and, apparently, Acts 19:26; Acts 20:16; 2 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:15, etc. Cf. Winers RWB under the word Asien; Stark in Schenkel i., p. 261f; (BB. DD. under the word ; Conyb. and Howson, St. Paul, chapter viii.; Wieseler, Chron. d. apost. Zeit., p. 31ff).

2. A part of proconsular Asia, embracing Mysia, Lydia, and Caria (Pliny, h. n. 5, 27 (28) (others, 5, 100)): Acts 2:9.


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