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City of Ephesus. City of Ephesus. City of Ephesus Political and economic background Foremost city in Asia Minor Approximately 250,000 in population Large trading center – three main roads brought trade Free city Panionian games. CITY OF EPHESUS. City of Ephesus. City of Ephesus

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City of ephesus

City of Ephesus


City of ephesus

City of Ephesus

  • City of Ephesus

    • Political and economic background

      • Foremost city in Asia Minor

      • Approximately 250,000 in population

      • Large trading center – three main roads brought trade

      • Free city

      • Panionian games


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CITY OF EPHESUS


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City of Ephesus

  • City of Ephesus

    • Religiously

      • Temple of Artemis (Diana)

      • Patron Goddess of the city

      • One of the seven wonders of the world

      • Larger than Pantheon

      • About 360 feet long

      • Stood during John’s time


Temple of artemis

Temple of Artemis

“Ornament of the whole Province of Asia”


Artemis roman diana

Artemis (Roman – Diana)

Artemis was also called Cynthia, from her birth place, Mount Cynthus in Delos. She was Apollo's twin sister, daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was one of the three maiden goddesses of Olympus: the pure maiden Vesta, gray-eyed Athena who cares but for war and the arts of the craftsmen, and Artemis, lover of woods and the wild chase over the mountain.She was the Lady of Wild Things, Huntsman-in-chief to the gods, an odd office for a woman. As a huntress her favorite animal was the stag, because its swiftness gave the best opportunity for her method of capture, which was by her silver bow and arrows and speed of foot.


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Artemis (Roman – Diana)

  • Temple of Artemis

    • Two kilometers outside Ephesus

    • Largest marble temple ever built

    • Controlled financial affairs

    • Bank for wealthy

    • Invulnerability of attacks part of sacredness

    • Place of refuge

    • School

    • Loaned money, collected taxes, owned land

    • Thirty ancient sites located but Ephesus central


Statue of artemis

Statue of Artemis


Marble street to temple

Marble Street to Temple


Ruins temple of artemis

Ruins: Temple of Artemis


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City of Ephesus

  • City of Ephesus

    • New Testament background

      • Paul visited on 2nd missionary journey

      • Left Aquila and Priscilla in Ephesus

      • They taught Apollos

      • Paul stayed two years

      • Gospel spread throughout Asia Minor (Acts 19:10)

      • Paul had a close relationship with Christian leaders their (20:17-38)


Ephesus harbor street

Ephesus: Harbor Street


Ephesus agora market

Ephesus: Agora (Market)


Ephesus agora

Ephesus: Agora


Ephesus theater

Ephesus: Theater


Ephesus odeon

Ephesus: Odeon


Ephesus terraced house

Ephesus: Terraced House


Ephesus temple of domitian

Ephesus: Temple of Domitian


Ephesus brothel

Ephesus: Brothel


Ephesus public toilets

Ephesus: Public Toilets


Ephesus to theater

Ephesus: To Theater


Ephesus celsus library

Ephesus: Celsus Library


Ephesus gymnasium

Ephesus: Gymnasium


Ephesus temple of hadrian

Ephesus: Temple of Hadrian


Ephesus memius monument

Ephesus: Memius Monument


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