Philadelphia: Brotherly love, a city of Lydia in Asia Minor, about 25 miles
south-east of Sardis. It was the seat of one of the "seven churches"
(Revelation 3:7-12) It came into the possession of the Turks in A.D. 1392 It
has several times been nearly destroyed by earthquakes. It is still a
town of considerable size, called Allahshehr, "the city of God."