Berea
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Berea
Bible Meaning: Well watered
Strong's Concordance #G960

Berea, mentioned only in the New Testament, was located in the Roman province of Macedonia in Greece

The Apostle Paul evangelized the city during his second (49 to 52 A.D.) and third (53 to 58) missionary journeys. His first visit in 50 A.D. happened abruptly, when he and Silas fled to Berea after they were chased out of Thessalonica by zealous Jews (Acts 17:5 - 10).

Location of Berea Map

After Paul and Silas arrived in Berea, they were impressed that the people, unlike those of Thessalonica, had a sincere interest in understanding God's truth. They were willing to verify what was taught through studying the Bible (Acts 17:11 - 12).

One of Paul's traveling companions during the last half of his third journey was a man named Sopater from Berea (Acts 20:4).

Important verses

Acts 17:10, 13
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews . . .

But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.

Acts 20:4
And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea: and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus: and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus: and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

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