Today was devoted to exploring Hierapolis. I think today was the hottest day of our trip, and we did a lot of walking. There is a lot to see here.
First century Christians living in Hierapolis are mentioned in Colossians 4:12-13:
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
Every significant Roman city ordinarily had a theater.
Some flora and fauna at Heriapolis:
Today wraps up this photo/study trip for various sites in Turkey for Ferrell Jenkins & me. We have made several trips of this nature, and I always enjoy them and learn a lot. Tomorrow morning is a 4 hr. drive back to the airport at Antalya and then a flight to Istanbul and homeward bound from there.
Wonderful picture of the theater. I have one taken from below it that I show my students, but I think I like yours better!