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Samos

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(ssay' mahss) Place name meaning, “height.” Small island (only 27 miles long) located in the Aegean Sea about a mile off the coast of Asia Minor near the peninsula of Trogyllium. In the strait between Samos and the mainland, the Greeks defeated the Persian fleet about 479 B.C. and turned the tide of power in the Ancient Near East. Traveling from Jerusalem to Rome, Paul's ship either put in at Samos or anchored just offshore (Acts 20:15 ).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Samos'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​s/samos.html. 1991.
 
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