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Africa

AFRICA. Either the whole continent or Roman Proconsular Africa (that is, modern Tunisia, to which were added Numidia and Mauretania). In the OT there are many references to Egypt and a few to Ethiopia (e.g., Isa.45.14; Jer.13.23). In the NT, Egypt, its Greek city of Alexandria (Acts.18.24), Ethiopia (Acts.8.27), and the port of Cyrene (in modern Libya) (Mark.15.21) are mentioned primarily because of the Jewish settlements there. Jesus himself went into Egypt (Matt.2.13-Matt.2.14), and Jews from Africa were present on the Day of Pentecost (Acts.2.10).