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Also translated as “Clauda.” A small island located 23 miles south of Crete. The crew of the ship carrying Paul to Rome briefly stopped here to secure the ship’s boat during a storm (Acts 27:16). It can be identified with modern Gaudos.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CAUDA (PLACE) [Gk Kauda (Καυδα)]. A small island (modern Gozzo or Gaudos) located approximately 23 miles S of Crete (34°50´N; 24°05´E) mentioned in Acts 27:16. Julius the centurion, Paul, and other prisoners boarded a large Alexandrian grain ship bound for Rome at Myra. Strong winds forced the ship to
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cauda. Small island south of Crete. The ship carrying the apostle Paul to Rome sought temporary refuge at Cauda during a storm (Acts 27:16). In the lee (calmer waters) behind the island the sailors hoisted on board a boat being towed by the ship and made efforts to strengthen the ship’s hull. Even after
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cauda kô̄̀də [Gk. Kauda, several MSS Klauda] (Acts 27:16); AV CLAUDA. An island 23 mi (37 km) W of Cape Matala, S of Crete. The reading “Cauda” is supported by π74 אcor B etc., and by the modern name Gozzo or Gaudos.It is a small island, and could never have supported a large population. Its elevation
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CAUDA Small island south of Crete. The ship carrying the apostle Paul to Rome sought temporary refuge at Cauda during a storm (Acts 27:16). In the lee (calmer waters) behind the island the sailors hoisted on board a boat being towed by the ship and made efforts to strengthen the ship’s hull. Even after
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cauda (kaw´duh), a small island (modern Gavdos) southwest of Crete, by which Paul sailed toward Malta, en route to Rome (Acts 27:16).
island. A number of specific islands are referred to in the Bible.1 Arvad, in northern Phoenicia, an island-city located two miles offshore (Ezek. 27:8, 11).2 Cauda, a small island south of Crete where, according to Acts, Paul took refuge during a storm (27:13–17).3 Chios, an island off the northern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
CAUDA, modern Gavdho (Gozzo), is an island off the S of Crete. Some ancient authorities call it Clauda (as in av). Paul’s ship was in the vicinity of Cape Matala when the wind changed from S to a strong ENE, and drove it some 40 km before it came under the lee of Cauda, where the crew were at last able
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cauda (Gk. Kaúda)A small island, now called Gaudos, ca. 37 km. (23 mi.) S of Crete, mentioned in connection with the sudden gale that hit the ship carrying Paul and other prisoners to Rome (Acts 27:16; NRSV mg. “Clauda”). By taking shelter to the lee side (south) of the island, the crew was able to
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cau´da. Acts 27:16. The form given in the Revised Version to Clauda, an island south of Crete. It bears a closer relation to the modern name Gaudonesi of the Greek, the Gauda of P. Mela. (Clauda.—Ed.)