American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient region of northwest Asia Minor surrounding the city of Troy. It formed the setting for the events recounted in the Iliad.
“I look for him -- He and Titus were appointed to meet Paul in Troas, whither the apostle purposed proceeding from Ephesus (2Co 2: 12, 13).”
“Some of the first settlers in northwestern Asia Minor, before it was called Troas, came from Thrace, a country lying to the north of Greece.”
“On his return to Asia, after the longer visit mentioned here, he stayed seven days (Ac 20: 6). and -- that is, though Paul would, under ordinary circumstances, have gladly stayed in Troas. door ... opened ... of the Lord -- Greek, "in the Lord," that is, in His work, and by His gracious Providence.”
“(Cimon, the astrophysicist, was very meticulous about calling their planetary destination "Troas" and the satellite "Ilium," but everyone else aboard ship called them "Junior" and "Sister" respectively.)”
“During a particularly long sermon Paul preached at Troas, a young man named Eutychus grew sleepy and fell out of a window and died.”
“Indignum nihil est Troas fortes et Achivos tempore tam longo perpessos esse labore.”
“This must have been the very gate through which St. Paul entered the city as he came on foot from Alexandria Troas ...”
“Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;”
“Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord”
“The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.”
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