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Bible Cities: Fair Havens
Ancient Fair Havens

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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 of Alexandria in which Paul and his companions sailed was detained a considerable time waiting for a favourable wind. Contrary to Paul's advice, the master of the ship determined to prosecute the voyage, as the harbour was deemed incommodious for wintering in (9-12). The result was that, after a stormy voyage, the vessel was finally wrecked on the coast of Malta (27:40-44).

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 Ac 27:8

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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