Smyrna – 35 miles north of Ephesus.
The current city of Izmir in Turkey.
Highlights – considered to be the birthplace of Homer (Not Simpson).
23-26 BC – wanted to be the host city of the Temple to Tiberius.
Earthquake destroyed Smyrna – but they were quick to rebuild.
. 8 "To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. 9 I know your afflictions and your poverty--yet you are rich! I know the ...