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Cyrene (sî-rç'ne). The chief city of Libya, in northern Africa. Simon, who bore our Saviour's cross, was of that city, Matthew 27:32; its people were at Jerusalem during the Pentecost, and they had a synagogue there, Acts 2:10; Acts 6:9, and some of them became preachers of the gospel. Acts 11:20; Acts 13:1. Cyrene was destroyed by the Saracens in the fourth century, and is now desolate.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Cyrene'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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