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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

North East, North West

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1: χῶρος
(Strong's #5566 — Noun Masculine — choros — kho'-ros )

Lat., corus, the Latin name for "the north-west wind," hence, "the north-west," occurs in Acts 27:12 , AV, RV, "(north-east and) south-east," as the N.W. wind blows towards the S.E.

Note: In the same ver., lips, "the south-west (lit., 'Libyan') wind," hence, "the south-west" (so AV), is rendered "north-east" in RV, as the S.W. wind blows towards the N.E. The difficulty is that Lutro (commonly identified with Phoenix) faces E., not W. But there is a harbor opposite Lutro which does look S.W. and N.W., bearing the name Phineka (RV marg. renders the whole phrase literally). This seems the best solution.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'North East, North West'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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