Biblical Archaeology Review 43:2, March/April 2017

Laodicea’s “Lukewarm” Legacy: Conflicts of Prosperity in an Ancient Christian City

By Mark R. Fairchild

Laodicea was a wealthy city in western Turkey that flourished for centuries. The Book of Revelation calls the Laodicean church “lukewarm”—neither hot nor cold. Recent excavations at the site suggest why.
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