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A town in Lycia, where Paul was taken from the Adramyttian ship into the Alexandrian ship bound for Rome. Myra is due N. of Alexandria. Its harbor, Andriace, two miles off the city, is good. The mountains are conspicuous from afar, and the current sets westward; all good reasons for the Alexandrian ship taking Myra in its course. The wind from the N.W., as it impeded the Adramyttian ship, would also impede the Alexandrian (Acts 27:4-7). A large Byzantine church in the gorge leading to the mountains testifies of the Christianity probably first introduced by Paul. The Turks call Myra Dembre, the Greeks Myra.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'myra' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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