Meaning of the name: prince of joy. Related names are: Ephesus
, Pergamos . The translations of Sardis in 73 languages of the Bible are illustrated in the
below, from Sardes in Spanish
to サルディス in Japanese!
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. (REV 1:11)
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. (REV 3:1)
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. (REV 3:4)