Illyricum (I-lihr´i-kuhm)

Land of the Illyrians, a Roman province on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. Ancient writers speak of the Illyrians as wild and given to piracy. It took the Romans about 250 years to subjugate the area completely and to integrate it fully into the empire, early in the first century CE under Tiberius (14–37 CE). Paul speaks of having preached from Jerusalem to Illyricum in (Rom 15:19), but it is not clear whether he was actually in Illyricum or merely considered it the eastern boundary of his apostolic activity up to the time of writing Romans.

Rom 15:19

19by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and as far around as Illyricum I have fully proclaimed the good n ... View more

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