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Aegean Sea
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An extension of the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Turkey. The sea is 200 miles wide and 400 miles long, bordered on the southern end by the island of Crete and leading to the Black Sea on the north by way of the Strait of Dardanelles. Hundreds of islands lie in the sea (e.g., Lesbos and Patmos; see Rev 1:9), making it ideal for short voyages by boat. Paul traveled by way of the Aegean Sea on his missionary journeys (Acts 17:14).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea An extension of the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Turkey. The sea is 200 miles wide and 400 miles long, bordered on the southern end by the island of Crete and leading to the Black Sea on the north by way of the Strait of Dardanelles. Hundreds of islands lie in the sea (e.g., Lesbos
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aegean Sea
AEGEAN SEA* Extension of the Mediterranean Sea between Greece on the west and north and Turkey on the east. The large island of Crete is its traditional southern limit. On the northeast, the Aegean connects with the Black Sea by way of the Strait of Dardanelles and the Sea of Marmara. Approximately 200
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Aegean Sea
Aegean SeaThe sparkling blue Aegean Sea lies between the peninsula of Greece on the west and Turkey on the east. Named after Aegeus, a legendary Athenian king, the Aegean Sea was the cradle of two of the great early civilizations, Crete and Greece.An arm of the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean contains
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea i-jee′uhn (Αἰγαῖος πέλαγος). An arm of the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Asia Minor, almost 400 mi. long and 200 mi. wide. Its numerous islands, gulfs, and bays facilitated travel at a time when ships could not make long voyages. The Aegean Sea was the cradle of Greek civilization
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AEGEAN
AEGEAN. The Aegean is a sea, which lies to the east of mainland Greece, and to the west of Turkey. Its southern boundary is the island of Crete (part of the Roman province of Crete and Cyrenaica), which separates it from the Mediterranean. Its northern boundary is Macedonia. The Aegean was served by