Posted by: Brad Beaman | February 20, 2009

Perge

Perge, Türkiye

The site where John Mark the author of the New Testament Gospel of Mark left Paul and Barnabas and returned to Jerusalem. This is mentioned in Acts 13:13.

Perge clouds

The Perga you find in Acts 13:13 is now commonly spelled “Perge”. Perga was the capital of the Pamphylia region. Perge is located in what is now the Antalya province.

Acts 13:13
From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.

Perga was the capital of Pamphylia.

Paul and Barnabas returned to Perga and “preached the word” (Acts 14:25).

Acts 14:25
and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

Perge is only 15 kilometers from Antalya. If you are departing by the Antalya airport that is very near Perge. You can visit Perge on your way to the airport even if it is a short visit it will be well worth it.

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