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Crete
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A large island in the Mediterranean Sea approximately 100 miles (160 km) southeast of the Greek mainland; marks the southern border of the Aegean Sea. Crete is mentioned in the account of Paul’s sea journey to Rome (Acts 27) and as the location for the ministry of Titus (Titus 1:5).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Crete
Crete (Κρήτη, Krētē). A large island in the Mediterranean Sea approximately 100 miles (160 km) southeast of the Greek mainland; marks the southern border of the Aegean Sea. Crete is mentioned in the account of Paul’s sea journey to Rome (Acts 27) and as the location for the ministry of Titus (Titus 1:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Crete (Place)
CRETE (PLACE) [Gk Krētē (Κρητη); Krētēs (Κρητης)]. CRETANS. The largest and southernmost island in the Aegean Sea. Crete is 156 miles from E to W and 35 miles from N to S (at its broadest point). Mountains, reaching to 7882 feet, run the length of the island. By the 2d century b.c. a formidable Jewish
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Crete
Crete. Fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, lying approximately 60 miles SE of Greece and 110 miles SW of Turkey. In size it is 160 miles long from east to west, with a width of approximately 36 miles, an area of 3,200 square miles. Through the island stretches a mountain range dominated in the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crete
Crete krēt [Gk. Krētḕ]. A large island in the Mediterranean Sea. Lying SE of the Greek mainland, it forms the southern boundary of the Aegean Sea, together with Cythera on the northwest and Carpathos and Rhodes on the northeast. It is some 156 mi (250 km) long from west to east and varies from approximately
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Crete
CRETE Fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, lying approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of Greece and 110 miles (177 kilometers) southwest of Turkey. It is 160 miles (257.4 kilometers) long from east to west, with a width of approximately 36 miles (58 kilometers), an area of 3,200 square
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Crete
Crete (kreet), also called Caphtor, the fifth largest Mediterranean island, 152 miles long from west to east, 7.5 to 35 miles wide and 3,189 square miles in area. Crete forms the southern boundary of the Aegean Sea. While maintaining a resolute identity and culture of its own, its primary relationship
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
Crete
A reconstructed entrance to the palace at Knossos, Crete. MimosaCRETE. The fourth largest island in the Mediterranean (Sicily, Sardinia, and Cyprus being larger). Located 60 miles S of Cape Malea in the Peloponnesus and 110 miles W of Cape Krio in Asia Minor, Crete became a seed bed and distributing
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Crete
CRETE. A mainly mountainous island in the Mediterranean lying across the S end of the Aegean. It is about 250 km long, and its breadth varies from 56 km to 11 km. It is not mentioned by name in the OT, but it is probable that the *Cherethites, who formed part of David’s bodyguard, came from it, and the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Crete
Crete (Gk. Kr9t3)The largest of the Greek islands, ca. 274 km. (170 mi.) S of Athens. An advanced civilization, labeled Minoan by archaeologist Arthur Evans after the legendary King Minos, began to flourish on the island in the 3rd millennium b.c.e. and reached its zenith ca. 1500, as evident in extensive
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Crete
Crete [krēt] (Gk. Krētē).† A large island (some 250 km. [156 mi.] long) in the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of the Peloponnesus, between Sicily and Cyprus. Its Old Testament name is Caphtor, the original territory of the Philistines (according to Amos 9:7). Crete attained its greatest political
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Crete; Cheretim
CRETE; CHERETIM The largest and southernmost of the Greek islands in the Mediterranean. According to Ezekiel (25:16) and Zephaniah (2:5), the Philistines originated in Crete (Authorized Version: ‘Cheretim, Cherethites’). Some scholars identify the Cherethites of the Bible with Caphtor.Until half a century
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Crete
CRETE The largest island in the Aegean Sea, located south of Greece. The island was the center of the Minoan civilization (ca. 1700–1450 b.c.). In the Old Testament, Crete was known as Caphtor, although the term itself was applied to the wider Aegean region (see Caphtor). From Caphtor came the so-called
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