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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 An·ti·och /ˈæntiˌɑk/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a town in southern Turkey; ancient commercial center and
          capital of Syria; an early center of Christianity [syn: Antakya,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) In Syria, on the river Orontes, about 16 miles from the
    Mediterranean, and some 300 miles north of Jerusalem. It was the
    metropolis of Syria, and afterwards became the capital of the
    Roman province in Asia. It ranked third, after Rome and
    Alexandria, in point of importance, of the cities of the Roman
    empire. It was called the "first city of the East." Christianity
    was early introduced into it (Acts 11:19, 21, 24), and the name
    "Christian" was first applied here to its professors (Acts
    11:26). It is intimately connected with the early history of the
    gospel (Acts 6:5; 11:19, 27, 28, 30; 12:25; 15:22-35; Gal. 2:11,
    12). It was the great central point whence missionaries to the
    Gentiles were sent forth. It was the birth-place of the famous
    Christian father Chrysostom, who died A.D. 407. It bears the
    modern name of Antakia, and is now a miserable, decaying Turkish
    town. Like Philippi, it was raised to the rank of a Roman
    colony. Such colonies were ruled by "praetors" (R.V. marg., Acts
    16:20, 21).
      (2.) In the extreme north of Pisidia; was visited by Paul and
    Barnabas on the first missionary journey (Acts 13:14). Here they
    found a synagogue and many proselytes. They met with great
    success in preaching the gospel, but the Jews stirred up a
    violent opposition against them, and they were obliged to leave
    the place. On his return, Paul again visited Antioch for the
    purpose of confirming the disciples (Acts 14:21). It has been
    identified with the modern Yalobatch, lying to the east of

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Antioch, speedy as a chariot