Pilgrims in Cappadocia

1&2 Peter were written to Christians (likely Jewish) scattered across five Roman Provinces: “To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia” (1 Pet. 1:1). All of these provinces were in what is today Turkey.

The landscape of Cappadocia is fascinating. Ancient volcanic matter covered the area. When wind and rain eroded away the softer elements, the harder material was left behind, causing some really unusual formations.

Formations characteristic of Cappadocia. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

Formations characteristic of Cappadocia. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

So when you pick up your New Testament to read the epistles of Peter, remember that some of his readers lived in this area.

Cappadocia. In NT times, a Roman Province. Currently in Turkey. BibleAtlas.com

Cappadocia. In NT times, a Roman Province. Currently in Turkey. BibleAtlas.com

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3 Responses to Pilgrims in Cappadocia

  1. Jim Johnson says:

    WOW, that is really BEAUTIFUL, yet scary too. In a time when Christians had to endure trials from men who often didn’t understand this “new religion”, THESE faithful men and women also had natural forces to toderate also. These formations ARE BEAUTIFUL. Thank you again Leon, for some wonderful photography, and another great lesson.

  2. Great information and Photo, Leon. This really helps me
    visualize that area. Thanks for posting. I continue to appreciate
    the good work you do with this.

  3. Barbara Holloway says:

    Those formations are amazing!

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