Philadelphia (Fil´uh-del´fee-uh)

An ancient city (modern Alashehir, Turkey) in the region of Lydia in western Asia Minor. Philadelphia is one of the seven cities addressed in the book of Revelation. It was founded by Attalus II, king of Pergamum (159–138 BCE). Because of its strategic location, it served as a vital link in communication and trade between Sardis and Pergamum to the west and Laodicea and Hierapolis to the east.

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