Seleucia

A seaport some sixteen miles from Antioch in Syria, from whence Paul and Barnabas embarked on their first missionary journey; doubtless they landed there on their return (Acts 13:44So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. (Acts 13:4); Acts 14:2626And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled. (Acts 14:26)). It was founded by Seleucus Nicator, the successor in Syria to Alexander the Great. There are two piers in the old harbor still called Paul and Barnabas. The modern village is called es Suweidiyeh, 36° 15' N, 35° 50' E.