Map of First Century Asia Minor

Asia Minor refers to the western-most part of Asia, bordered by the Black, the Mediterranean, and Aegean Seas, in what is now modern-day Turkey.

This region has been diverse in culture, language and religious practices. The oldest known name for any region in this area is the "Land of Hatti"  the land ruled of the ancient Hittites.It was the home of the Persian Empire and various Greek Kingdoms before  being annexed into the Roman Empire. The Greeks called this area Anatolia before it became the Roman province of Asia.The name Asia Minor was used by early Christians to differentiate the main of Asia from that region which had been evangelized by Paul the Apostle.
 
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A term from late Antiquity, it refers to the western-most part of Asia, bordered by the Black, the Mediterranean, and Agean Seas, in what is now modern-day Turkey.

The island-filled sea between Greece and Turkey, which opens to the Mediterranean sea on the south.

The region of Asia Minor, including modern Turkey, location of the Hittite Empire and Hittite-Luwian languages.

A broad, diverse group of nations ruled by the government of a single nation.

Can refer to the Hittite people, the capital of the Hittite Empire (Hattusa), or the entire Hittite region.

The territories ruled by ancient Rome, from roughly 27 B.C.E. to 476 C.E., encompassing terrorities in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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