Meaning: brotherly love

a city of Lydia in Asia Minor, about 25 miles southeast of Sardis

It was the seat of one of the “seven churches” (Rev. 3:7-12). It came into the possession of the Turks in A.D. 1392. It has several times been nearly destroyed by earthquakes. It is still a town of considerable size, called Alashehir (in Turkish “Ala”).