Bible Cities: Fair Havens
Ancient Fair Havens
Fair Havens in Easton's Bible Dictionary
a harbour in the south of Crete, some 5 miles to the east of
which was the town of Lasea (Acts 27:8). Here the ship
Alexandria in which Paul and his companions sailed was
a considerable time waiting for a favourable wind.
Paul's advice, the master of the ship determined to
the voyage, as the harbour was deemed incommodious for
in (9-12). The result was that, after a stormy voyage,
vessel was finally wrecked on the coast of Malta
Fair Havens in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
(fayr hay' vihss) An open bay on the southern coast of Crete
near the city of Lasea. Protected only by small islands, it
did not appear to be a safe harbor for winter, so the sailors
of the ship carrying Paul to Rome decided to try to reach
Phenice. They refused to listen to Paul's warnings and were
caught in a ferocious storm (Acts 27:8-20).
Fair Havens in Naves Topical Bible
(A harbor on the island of Crete)
-Paul tarries at, on his way to Rome
Fair Havens in Smiths Bible Dictionary
a harbor in the island of Crete, Ac 27:8 though not mentioned
in any other ancient writing, is still known by its own Greek
name, and appears to have been the harbor of Lasaea.
Fair Havens in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
far ha'-v'-nz (Kaloi Limenes): A roadstead on the South coast
of Crete, about 5 miles East of Cape Matala, the most
southerly point of the island. The harbor is formed by a bay,
open to the East, and sheltered on the Southwest by two small
islands. Here Paul waited for a considerable time (Acts 27:9);
but while it afforded good anchorage and a shelter from North
and Northwest winds, "the haven was not commodious to winter
in" (Acts 27:8,12).
Fair Havens Scripture - Acts 27:8
And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The
fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city [of] Lasea.
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