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Chios
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chios
Chios (Χίος, Chios). An island south of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea, close to which Paul’s ship anchored on his voyage to Jerusalem in Acts (Acts 20:15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chios (Place)
CHIOS (PLACE) [Gk Chios (Χιος)]. A large mountainous island of volcanic origin in the Aegean Sea 8 mi W of Asia Minor (Strabo 14.1.35; Acts 20:15). The island’s name was either derived from the Greek word for snow, because its mountains are perennially snow-covered, or from a Syrian word for mastic,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chios
Chios. Rocky, mountainous island in the east central area of the Aegean Sea. On his third missionary journey, Paul’s ship anchored opposite Chios between stops at Mitylene and Samos en route to Jerusalem (Acts 20:15). Though not particularly fertile, Chios was nevertheless noted for its wine, figs, and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chios
Chios kī̀os, kḕos [Gk. Chios]. An island belonging to Greece in the Aegean Sea, 12 mi (19 km) W of Izmir (ancient Smyrna) and 5 mi (8 km) from the mainland of the Asia Minor. Paul’s ship passed it on his last voyage to Jerusalem (Acts 20:15). From Luke’s expression, “we came the following day over
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kios
KIOS Rocky, mountainous island in the east-central area of the Aegean Sea. On his third missionary journey, Paul’s ship anchored opposite Kios between stops at Mitylene and Samos en route to Jerusalem (Acts 20:15). Though not particularly fertile, Kios was nevertheless noted for its wine, figs, and gum
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chios
Chios (ki´os), a large mountainous island of volcanic origin in the Aegean Sea five miles west of Asia Minor. Paul and his companions passed Chios on the final voyage to Jerusalem (Acts 20:15).
Island
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
Chios
CHIOS. A rocky and mountainous island in the E central region of the Aegean Sea, about five miles from the mainland of Asia Minor, W of Smyrna. It was famous for its wines, figs and aromatic resins. Paul’s ship anchored for the night off Chios as he returned to Jerusalem at the end of his third missionary
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Chios
CHIOS. One of the larger Aegean islands off the W coast of Asia Minor, this was a free city-state under the Roman empire until Vespasian’s day. Paul’s ship on the way from Troas to Patara anchored for a night near the island (Acts 20:15).J. D. Douglas.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Chios
Chios (Gk. Chɩ́os)An island in the Aegean Sea, ca. 19 km. (12 mi.) W of Smyrna (Izmir). At the end of his third missionary journey Paul and his companions sailed from Mitylene past Chios before arriving at Samos the next day (Acts 20:15).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chios
Chios [kīˊŏs] (Gk. Chios). An island in the Aegean Sea, about 19 km. (12 mi.) west of Smyrna (contemporary Izmir). At the end of his third missionary journey Paul and his companions sailed from Mitylene past Chios before arriving at Samos the next day (Acts 20:15; NIV “Kios”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chios
Chi´os (snowy), an island of the Ægean Sea, 12 miles from Smyrna. It is separated from the mainland by a strait of only 5 miles. Its length is about 32 miles, and in breadth it varies from 8 to 18. Paul passed it on his return voyage from Troas to Cæsarea. Acts 20:15. It is now called Scio.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chios
CHI´OS (kiʹos), Ki´os (NIV). An island in the Grecian Archipelago, about five miles from the mainland; now Scio. It was once noted for wine. Paul anchored there on his last missionary journey (Acts 20:15).