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Cnidus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city on the southwest corner of Asia Minor, a port on Paul’s trip to Rome (Acts 27:7).Cnidus was situated on a peninsula in the region of Caria, between the islands of Cos and Rhodes. According to Strabo, Cnidus had “two harbors, one of which can be closed, can receive triremes, and is a naval station for twenty ships. Off it lies an island which is approximately seven stadia in circuit, rises high, is theatre-like, is connected by moles with the mainland, and in a way makes Cnidus a double city, for a large part of its people live on the island, which shelters both harbors” (Geography 14.2.15).The peninsula is the modern-day Datça Peninsula. Cnidus has been excavated and is no longer inhabited. The nearest modern town is Yazıköy, Turkey.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cnidus
Cnidus (Κνίδος, Knidos). A city on the southwest corner of Asia Minor, a port on Paul’s trip to Rome (Acts 27:7).Cnidus was situated on a peninsula in the region of Caria, between the islands of Cos and Rhodes. According to Strabo, Cnidus had “two harbors, one of which can be closed, can receive triremes,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cnidus (Place)
CNIDUS (PLACE) [Gk Knidos (Κνιδος)]. A Greek port on the SW coast of Asia Minor which Paul sailed past on his voyage to Rome (Acts 27:7). Cnidus (pronounced with a silent “c”) was situated at the very W tip of a 40-mile peninsula which juts out into the Mediterranean between the islands of Cos and Rhodes,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cnidus
Cnidus. Port city situated off the southwest corner of Asia Minor, mentioned as a harbor passed by the apostle Paul en route to Italy (Acts 27:7). During the 2nd century bc it had a Jewish colony (1 Mc 15:23). The island on which Cnidus was built is now joined to the mainland by a sandbar.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cnidus
Cnidus nī̀dəs [Gk. Knidos]. A Greek colony on the southwestern tip of Caria, Asia Minor. It is mentioned in Acts 27:7 with the simple statement that Paul and his companions on their journey to Rome “arrived with difficulty off Cnidus.” As early as the 6th cent. b.c. Cnidus, which had been colonized
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cnidus
CNIDUS Port city situated off the southwest corner of Asia Minor, mentioned as a harbor passed by the apostle Paul en route to Italy (Acts 27:7). During the second century bc, it had a Jewish colony (1 Macc 15:23). The island on which Cnidus was built is now joined to the mainland by a sandbar.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cnidus
Cnidus (ni´duhs), a city near Cape Krio in southwest Turkey; it received a letter from the Roman consul Lucius (Calpurnius Piso) ca. 140 bce backing Simon’s rule over the Jews (1 Macc. 15:23). Paul’s ship sailed past Cnidus en route to Rome, and the ship had to change direction there due to unfavorable
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cnidus
CNIDUS. A Gr. city of Caria on the coast of SW Asia Minor. It was located at the tip of a long narrow peninsula jutting out into the sea for 90 miles. Its location placed it between the islands of Rhodes and Coos (Cos). Paul sailed by Cnidus on his journey to Rome (Acts 27:7). The ruins of Cnidus are
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cnidus
CNIDUS. A city of Caria in SW Asia Minor, where Paul’s ship changed course on its way to Rome (Acts 27:7). Cnidus had Jewish inhabitants as early as The 2nd century bc (1 Macc. 15:23), and had the status of free city.J. D. Douglas.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cnidus
Cnidus (Gk. Knɩ́dos)A port city on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor, located at the western tip of a long peninsula that juts out into the Mediterranean, opposite the island of Cos, in the region called Caria. A small island, artificially connected to the peninsula, was also part of Cnidus. Cnidus
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cnidus
Cnidus [nīˊdəs] (Gk. Knidos).† A city in Caria, on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor, opposite the island of Cos. It was “off Cnidus” (Acts 27:7) that the ship carrying Paul and other prisoners to Rome “arrived with difficulty during a storm.” The larger, southern harbor with moorings, warehouses,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cnidus
Cni´dus (nidus), a city of great consequence, situated at the extreme southwest of the peninsula of Asia Minor, on a promontory now called Cape Crio, which projects between the islands of Cos and Rhodes. See Acts 21:1. It is now in ruins.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cnidus
CNI´DUS (nîʹdŭs). A town at the extreme SW of Asia Minor, upon land jutting out between the islands of Rhodes and Cos (Acts 21:1). Venus was worshiped there; Paul sailed by this place (27:7).