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Fair Havens

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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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).

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Fair Havens'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​f/fair-havens.html. 1897.
 
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