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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Seven Churches of Asia.
 
(1) Ephesos, founded by St. Paul, 57, in a ruinous state in the time of Justinian.   1
   (2) Smyrna, still an important seaport. Polycarp was its first bishop.   2
   (3) Per’gamos, renowned for its library.   3
   (4) Thyati’ra, now called Ak-hissar (the White Castle).   4
   (5) Sardis, now a small village called Sart.   5
   (6) Philadelph’ia, now called Allah Shehr (City of God), a miserable town.   6
   (7) Laodice’a, now a deserted place called Eski-hissar (the Old Castle).   7
   It is strange that all these churches, planted by the apostles themselves, are now Mahometan. Read what Gamaliel said, Acts v. 38, 39   8
 


 Seven Champions of ChristendomSeven Deadly Sins (The). 

 
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