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Trogyllium

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trṓ - jil´i - um , trṓ - gil´i - um ( Τρωγύλλιον , Trōgúllion ): According to Acts 20:15 the King James Version, the American Revised Version margin, the ship in which Paul sailed to Caesatea on his return from his 3rd missionary journey tarried at Trogyllium. Several of the early manuscripts omit the words, "tarried at Trogyllium" (Westcott and Hort omit as "Western" interpolation); yet, whether the words belonged to the text or not, Paul evidently passed the promontory, and probably stopped there. From the coast near Miletus the promontory projects into the sea toward the island of Samos; the strait separating the mainland from the island is scarcely a mile wide. It was in this strait which is now called Kutchuk Boghaz by the Turks that the battle of Mycale was fought in 479 BC. The promontory now bears the name of Santa Maria, and the place of anchorage is called Saint Paul's port.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Trogyllium'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/t/trogyllium.html. 1915.

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