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Lasea
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lasea
Lasea (Λασαία, Lasaia). A city on the southern coast of Crete that Paul passed on his way to Italy (Acts 27:8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lasea (Place)
LASEA (PLACE) [Gk Lasaia (Λασαια)]. A city located along the S coast of Crete about 5 miles E of Fair Havens or Kaloi Limenes. The ship carrying Paul, during his voyage to Italy, anchored at Fair Havens and supplies were probably obtained from nearby Lasea (Acts 27:8). The captain of the ship decided
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lasea
Lasea. Seaport city on the island of Crete, about 5 miles east of Fair Havens. Paul’s ship passed Lasea on its way to Italy (Acts 27:8). Little is known about Lasea; it is probably in ruins near Fair Havens. It may be the same as the Lasos which Pliny the Elder mentions in his Natural History (4.12.59).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lasea
Lasea lə-sēʹə [Gk. Lasaia, אLassaia, B Lasea, A Laissa]. A city on the south coast of Crete, 8 km (5 mi) E of Fair Havens (Acts 27:8). In 1853 Captain T. A. B. Spratt found ancient ruins there, which G. Brown further examined in 1856. It is thought that ships anchored for any length of time at Fair
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lasea
LASEA Seaport city on the island of Crete, about five miles (8 kilometers) east of Fair Havens. Paul’s ship passed Lasea on its way to Italy (Acts 27:8). Little is known about Lasea; it is probably in ruins near Fair Havens. It may be the same as the Lasos that Pliny the Elder mentions in his Natural
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lasea
Lasea (luh-see´uh), a city on the south coast of Crete. It is mentioned in Acts 27:8 as a point beyond which the dangers of proceeding by sea increased dramatically, especially in winter. The coast turns sharply north at that point, bringing open sea winds to bear full force, heightening danger. Lasea
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lasea
LASEA. Mentioned in connection with Paul’s voyage to Rome, the text (Acts 27:8) requires that the town of Lasea be located on the S side of the island of Crete. The many variants in the NT Gr. MSS, the Vulgate, and Pliny and its absence from onomastica, etc., seem to indicate the place was not commonly
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Lasea
LASEA, presumably the same town as the Lasos mentioned by Pliny (NH 4. 59), has been identified with ruins some 8 km E of *Fair Havens. If this identification is correct, one of the disadvantages of Fair Havens as a winter harbour would be the distance of the town from it.K. L. McKay
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lasea
Lasea (Gk. Lasaɩ́a)A city on the southern coast of Crete (Acts 27:8), near Fair Havens/Kaloi Limenes. It is not mentioned elsewhere in ancient literature.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lasea
Lasea [lə sēˊə] (Gk. Lasaia). A city on the southern coast of Crete (Acts 27:8), near Fair Havens. It is not mentioned elsewhere in ancient literature.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Lasea
LASEA A city on the southern coast of Crete that is mentioned in the journey of Paul to Rome (Acts 27:8). It is possible that Lasea is the same place as the Lasos mentioned by Pliny (Nat. 4.12.59).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lasea
Lase´a, Acts 27:8, a city of Crete, the ruins of which were discovered in 1856, a few miles to the eastward of Fair Havens.
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