In The Bible What Does Mars Hill Mean?


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greg c Profile
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Mars' Hill was the place where Paul spoke to the citizens of Athens, Greece as recorded in Acts 17. The original name is Areopagus, or Areios Pagos, meaning "Hill of Ares". Ares was the Greek god of war. This is where, in Greek mythology, Ares was tried for the murder of Poseidon's son, Alirrothios. During Roman occupation, they changed it's name to accommodate their own god of war, Mars. Paul used this place as a point of emphasis to their "unknown god" belief. The Greeks, as the Romans, were polytheistic - many gods. Paul spoke to them of the One true God, the Creator of the universe, and finished his speech with that One true God's love for them by giving His Son, Jesus the Christ, the Messiah.
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Mars Hill could refer to a number of things in addition to several places.

For instance it is another name by which the Areopagus in ancient Athens is known by. Another important reason for which the Mars Hill is a Christian symbol is that the Apostle Paul spoke there. There is a Mars Hill College in Mars Hill in North Carolina which was founded in the year 1856.

Mars Hill is the shortened version of Mars Hill Church, which is a Protestant church located in Seattle in Washington. It is also the shortened version of Mars Hill Bible Church which is a Protestant church situated in West Michigan.

There are a few places in the United States by the name of Mars Hill including a Mars Hill in Indianapolis, Indiana; in Maine; and in North Carolina.

Mars Hill also happens to be the name of a site where the Lowell Observatory is situated, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Mars Hill is also the author of a novel titled 'The Moaner's Bench'.

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