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Samos

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Samos (sâ'mos), a height. An island in the Ægean Sea, a few miles from the main land, and 42 miles southwest of Smyrna. The island is 27 miles long, ten miles wide, and has an area of 165 square miles. It was the seat of Juno-worship, the birthplace of Pythagoras, and noted for its valuable pottery. Paul visited the island on his third missionary journey. Acts 20:15. Samos was then the capital of the island.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Samos'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/s/samos.html. 1893.

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