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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3194 - Μελίτη
Melita = "honey"
- the name of an island in the Mediterranean, lying between Africa and Sicily, now called Malta
(Rec., R, txt.), Μελιτήνη
(WH, R, mg., v. WH, App., 160),
Melita, Melitene (mod. Malta) : Acts 28:1.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
For this proper name in Acts 28:1. WH (cf. RV marg.) read Μελιτήνη with B*, but there can be little doubt that this reading is due to dittography of the following ἡ νῆ (σος). Preuschen (HZNT ab Ac l.c.) states that the administration of the islands subject to Sicily was in the hands of a governor who bore the title—municipi Melitensium primus omnium (CIL X. 7495), and compares IG XIV. 601 Λ (ούκιος) Κα [στρί ]κιος Κυρ (είνᾳ) Προύδηνς ἱππεὺς Ῥωμ (αίων) πρῶτος Μελιταίων (cf. Acts 28:7) καὶ πάτρων ἄρξας καὶ ἀμφιπολεύσας θεῷ Αὐγούστῳ. . .
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26