Tarsos: Tarsus, a city of CiliciaOriginal Word: Ταρσός, οῦ, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (tar-sos')
Short Definition: Tarsus
Definition: Tarsus, the capital of the Roman province Cilicia.
of uncertain origin
Tarsus, a city of Cilicia
STRONGS NT 5019: Ταρσός
Ταρσός, Ταρσου, ἡ (on its accent cf. Chandler §§ 317, 318), in secular authors also Ταρσοι, ταρσῶν, αἱ, Tarsus, a maritime city, the capital of Cilicia during the Roman period (Josephus, Antiquities 1, 6, 1), situated on the river Cydnus, which divided it into two parts (hence, the plural Ταρσοι). It was not only large and populous, but also renowned for its Greek learning and its numerous schools of philosophers (Strabo 14, p. 613 (cf. Lightfoot on Colossians, p. 303f)). Moreover, it was a free city (Pliny, 5, 22), and exempt alike from the jurisdiction of a Roman governor, and the maintenance of a Roman garrison; although it was not a Roman 'colony'. It had received its freedom from Antony (Appendix,
b. 104:5, 7) on the condition that it might retain its own magistrates and laws, but should acknowledge the Roman sovereignty and furnish auxiliaries in time of war. It is now called Tarso or Tersus, a mean city of some 6,000 inhabitants (others set the number very much higher). It was the birthplace of the apostle Paul: Acts 9:30; Acts 11:25; Acts 22:3. (BB. DD., under the word; Lewin, St. Paul, 1:78f cf. 2.)<1>
Perhaps the same as tarsos (a flat basket); Tarsus, a place in Asia Minor -- Tarsus. Ταρσον Ταρσόν Ταρσὸν ταρσούς Ταρσω Ταρσῷ τάρταρον ταρτάρω Tarso Tarsō Tarsôi Tarsō̂i Tarson Tarsón Tarsòn
Strong's Greek 5019
Ταρσῷ — 1 Occ.
Ταρσόν — 2 Occ.
Acts 9:30 N-AFS
BIB: αὐτὸν εἰς Ταρσόν
NAS: and sent him away to Tarsus.
KJV: forth to Tarsus.
INT: him to Tarsus
Acts 11:25 N-AFS
BIB: δὲ εἰς Ταρσὸν ἀναζητῆσαι Σαῦλον
NAS: And he left for Tarsus to look
KJV: Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
INT: moreover to Tarsus to seek Saul
Acts 22:3 N-DFS
BIB: γεγεννημένος ἐν Ταρσῷ τῆς Κιλικίας
NAS: born in Tarsus of Cilicia,
KJV: in Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia,
INT: born in Tarsus of Cilicia