Smyrna

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Ancient city in the west of Asia Minor, about forty miles north of Ephesus. No mention is made of Paul having visited the city; but we know an assembly was gathered there by its being one of the seven churches in Asia, to which addresses were sent through the apostle John. See REVELATION 2. History calls Polycarp the first bishop of Smyrna, and it was there he suffered martyrdom. Christian writers have often pointed out in connection with the allusion to “the synagogue of Satan” in Revelation 2:99I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. (Revelation 2:9), the eagerness with which the Jews sought to aid in the martyrdom of Polycarp.

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

Greek:
Σμύρνα
Transliteration:
Smurna
Phonic:
smoor’-nah
Meaning:
the same as 4666; Smyrna, a place in Asia Minor
KJV Usage:
Smyrna

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

myrrh

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Cold habitation; myrrh; tribulation:―a place in Asia Minor, Rev. 1:11. {Habitatio frigida}