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Melita (mĕl'i-tah), honey, modern Malta. A small island in the Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles south of Sicily. It is 17 miles long by 9 or 10 broad. This island is noted in Scripture as the scene of the shipwreck of Paul Acts 27:1-44. The wreck probably happened at the place known as St. Paul's Bay, an inlet with a creek two miles deep and one broad. Its chief officer (under the Roman governor of Sicily) appears from inscriptions to have had the precise title which Luke uses. Acts 28:7.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Melita'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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