Word Summary
Laodikeia: Laodicea, a city in Phrygia
Original Word: Λαοδικεία
Transliteration: Laodikeia
Phonetic Spelling: (lah-od-ik'-i-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: Laodicea, a city in Phrygia
Meaning: Laodicea -- a city in Phrygia
Strong's Concordance

From a compound of laos and dike; Laodicia, a place in Asia Minor -- Laodicea.

see GREEK laos

see GREEK dike

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2993: Λαοδίκεια

Λαοδίκεια (Λαοδικια T WH (see Iota); R G L Tr accent Λαοδίκεια, cf. Chandler § 104), Λαοδικείας, , Laodicea, a city of Phrygia, situated on the river Lycus not far from Colossae. After having been successively called Diospolis and Rhoas, it was named Laodicea in honor of Laodice, the wife of Antiochus II. (). It was destroyed by an earthquake, A.D. 66 (or earlier, see Lightfoots Commentary on Colossians and Philemon, p. 38f), together with Colossae and Hierapolis (see Κολοσσαί); and afterward rebuilt by Marcus Aurelius. It was the seat of a Christian church: Colossians 2:1; Colossians 4:13, 15f ((on the 'Epistle to (or 'from') the Laodiceans' see Lightfoot's Commentary, as above, pp. 274-300)); Revelation 1:11; Revelation 3:14, and in the (Rec.) subscription of the 1 Timothy (See Lightfoot's Commentary on Colossians and Philemon, Introductory § 1; Forbiger, Hndbch. d. alton Geogr. 2te Ausg. 2:347f.)