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A place on the island of Crete, perhaps a port or anchorage, which Paul passed through on his journey to Rome (Acts 27:8). It was near the city of Lasea.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Fair Havens (Place)
FAIR HAVENS (PLACE) [Gk Kaloi Limenes (Καλοι Λιμενες)]. Harbor located along the S coast of Crete near the town of Lasea (Acts 27:8). The harbor (Leekley and Noyes 1975: 91–92) is now identified with a bay E of Cape Littinos. The biblical name means “fair harbor.” The ship carrying Paul, during his voyage
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Fair Havens [Gk. kaloí Limenes]. A harbor on the south side of Crete (Acts 27:8). It is now identified with a bay E of Cape Littinos. The harbor opens toward the east and is sheltered on the southwest by two small islands. In 1853 a naval officer, Captain T. A. B. Spratt, discovered on a hill overlooking
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Fair Havens, a bay on the south-central coast of Crete, where Paul’s ship put in on his journey to Rome (Acts 27:8); it is still known by the same name in Greek. Weighing anchor there in the fall, Paul’s ship (against his advice), made a run for the safer harbor of Phoenix to the west, but was driven
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
FAIR HAVENS. A small bay on the S coast of Crete, about five miles E of Cape Lithinos. Paul’s ship anchored there for a time while en route to Rome (Acts 27:8–12). The bay, which still retains its ancient name, is exposed on the E but protected on the SW by two small islands. Paul urged remaining there
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
FAIR HAVENS, modern Kaloi Limenes, a small bay on the S coast of Crete, a few km E of Cape Matala. Although protected by small islands, it is too open to be an ideal winter harbour (Acts 27:8), but it would be the last place where Paul’s ship could stay to avoid the NW wind, as the coast swings N beyond
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Fair HavensA small bay on the southern coast of Crete, E of Cape Littinos and near the city of Lasea (Acts 27:8). The name (Gk. Kaloì Liménes) was probably chosen by the inhabitants in order to attract commerce, but the prevailing southeasterly winds in winter would actually make the harbor unsafe
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Fair Havens (Gk. Kaloi Limenes). A small bay on the southern coast of Crete, east of Cape Littinos and near the city of Lasea (Acts 27:8). The name was probably chosen by the inhabitants in order to attract commerce, but the prevailing southeasterly winds in winter would actually make the harbor unsafe
Catholic Bible Dictionary
FAIR HAVENS (Greek Kaloi Limenes) A harbor or bay on the southern coast of Crete near the town of Lasea. The ship carrying Paul to Rome stopped here (Acts 27:8). Choosing to ignore the advice of Paul that they should remain for the winter, the centurion in charge of the ship set sail from the harbor.