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also known as: Perge

This city is the capital of Pamphylia, on the coast of Asia Minor.

Paul and his companions landed at this place from Cyprus on their first missionary journey (Acts 13:13, 14), and here Mark forsook the party and returned to Jerusalem.

Some time afterwards, Paul and Barnabas again visited this city and “preached the word” (14:25).

It stood on the banks of the river Cestrus, some 7 miles from its mouth, and was a place of some commercial importance. It is now a ruin, called Eski Kalessi.

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