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Strong's #G4099

The region of Pisidia is located within the Asia Minor Roman province of Galatia. The region's most well-known city, Antioch (Pisidian Antioch), was evangelized by the Apostle Paul during each of his first three missionary journeys.

Acts 13:14, 14:24

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Strong's #H6376

Pison is the name of one of the four rivers (the others being Gihon, Hiddekel and Euphrates) that split off of the main stream that watered the Garden of Eden. According to the Bible, the river ran through the land of Havilah which was known for its high quality gold and precious gemstones.

Genesis 2:11

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City of Justice
Strong's #H6619

Pithom was one of the treasure cities the children of Israel were forced into building for Egypt's Pharaoh.

Exodus 1:11

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Belonging to the sun
Strong's #H6318

Potiphar was one of Pharaoh's officers and the man who bought Joseph, as a slave, from a group of traders. Joseph was initially sold into slavery by his brothers who envied him (Genesis 37).

Genesis 37:36, 39:1

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Priscilla (Prisca)
Ancient, little Prisca
Strong's #G4252

Priscilla is spelling Prisca in the King James version of 2Timothy 4:19.

Aquila and his wife Priscilla were Christians who had their own business and frequently traveled. They were tent makers just like the Apostle Paul and meet him for the first time in Corinth toward the end of his second missionary journey (Acts 18). The couple had previously resided in Rome but were kicked out, along with other Jews and Christians, by Claudius Caesar.

Acts 18:2, 18, 26, 1Corinthians 16:19, Romans 16:3 - 4, 2Timothy 4:19

Leader of the chorus, before the dance
Strong's #G4402

Prochorus was one of the first seven men, selected by the early church, to handle the daily distribution of food to the poor saints in Jerusalem. These men are commonly referred to as the New Testament's first deacons.

Acts 6:5

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Strong's #G4196

Publius was a resident and "chief man" (governor) of the island of Malta (Melita in the King James Bible). He provided lodging for the Apostle Paul, who was a prisoner, and Luke when their vessel shipwrecked near the island.

At one time some Biblical scholars thought Luke made an error in referencing Publius' title. Inscriptions were eventually found, however, that proved Luke was accurately describing Publius as the "chief man of the island" (Acts 28:7).

Acts 28:7 - 8

Strong's #G4227

Pudens was a Christian who sent his greetings to Timothy through the Apostle Paul.

2Timothy 4:21

Strong's #H6322

Pul, another name for Tiglath-Pileser, ruled over the Assyrian Empire from 745 to 727 B.C. Menahem, King of Israel, paid Pul one thousand talents of silver (75,000 U.S. pounds or 34,300 kilograms) to keep his army from attacking the kingdom (Isaiah 7, 2Kings 15:19, 1Chronicles 5:26).

Assuming a modern price of $24 per troy ounce, Menahem paid the Assyrians more than $26 million dollars (possibly as a yearly tribute) to keep them from destroying the country.

2Kings 15:19, 1Chronicles 5:26, Isaiah 66:19

Darkness, perplexity
Strong's #H6325

Punon was one of the many places the ancient Israelites camped at while wandering the wilderness.

Numbers 33:42 - 43

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