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SAMOS was an important island in the Ægæan Sea off the coast of Ionia. It was a centre of luxury, art, and science. In b.c. 84 it was united to the province of Asia, and in b.c. 17 was made a free State by Augustus. This it was when St. Paul touched here ( Acts 20:15 ) on his way home from his third journey. There were many Jewish residents on the island, and it was one of the places addressed by the Romans in favour of the Jews ( 1Ma 15:23 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Samos'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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