The ship was evidently to make a delay of several days at Miletus.
Ephesus had not yet risen to its meridian—it was the successor of Miletus and Phocaea.
The earliest school of scientific speculation was at Miletus, the most flourishing city of Ionia.
Miletus fell, but the manners of Miletus survived her liberties.
There was a very ancient and celebrated oracle near Miletus.
And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.
The first of these vitalizers of thought, who stands out at the beginnings of Greek history, is this same Thales, of Miletus.
He also sent Aristodemus of Miletus to bear the news of the victory to his father.
This was due to several causes, one of which was the partial silting up of the harbor of Miletus.
It was a colony of Miletus, and was the most important Greek city north of the Euxine.
(Miletum, 2 Tim. 4:20), a seaport town and the ancient capital of Ionia, about 36 miles south of Ephesus. On his voyage from Greece to Syria, Paul touched at this port, and delivered that noble and pathetic address to the elders ("presbyters," ver. 28) of Ephesus recorded in Acts 20:15-35. The site of Miletus is now some 10 miles from the coast. (See EPHESIANS, EPISTLE TO.)