Daily Archives: July 28, 2008

A river in Pamphylia

This week I am busy with a number of projects, but I wanted to share a beautiful photo that I made early one morning in the mid-80s. This is a river that flows from the Tarus Mountains into the Mediterranean at Antalya, Turkey. Antalya is know in the Bible as Attalia. Paul and Barnabas sailed from Attalia at the conclusion of the first preaching journey.

When they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia. From there they sailed to Antioch, from which they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had accomplished. (Acts 14:25-26)

Attalia was in the Roman province of Pamphylia in the days of Paul.

A river in Pamphylia with the Tarus Mountains in the background.