Cilic’ia (the land of Celix), a maritime province in the southeast of Asia Minor, bordering on Pamphylia in the north, and Syria in the east. Acts 6:9. Cilicia was from its geographical position the high road between Syria and the west; it was also the native country of St. Paul, hence it was visited by him, firstly, soon after his conversion, Acts 9:30; Gal. 1:21, and again in his second apostolical journey. Acts 15:41.