Pontus (Pon´tuhs)

A province of Asia Minor stretching along the south shore of the Black Sea from Bithynia to Armenia. Acts says Jewish pilgrims from that province were heard speaking in tongues at Pentecost (Acts 2:9). (Acts 18:2) mentions a Jewish native of Pontus named Aquila who, with his wife Priscilla, left Rome during Claudius’s eviction of Jews and met Paul in Corinth. The NT mentions no mission to Pontus, though (1Pet 1:1) addresses Christians there.

Acts 2:9

9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

Acts 18:2

2There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave ... View more

1Pet 1:1

1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

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