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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Fair Havens

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A harbor on the S. of Crete; connected with the city Lasea; five miles E. of cape Matala. The ship in Paul's voyage stopped short of doubling this cape, for the coast W. of it suddenly turns to the N., and so the ship would have been still exposed to the prevailing N.W. wind. But afterward on consultation the centurion and master of the ship determined against Paul's advice to leave Fair Havens as incommodious to winter in, and go on to Phoenice, induced by a deceptive S. wind which arose for a time: the result was wreck (Acts 27; compare Ecclesiastes 9:15). The place still bears the Greek name for "Fair Havens."

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Fair Havens'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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