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Malta
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
An island in the central Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily and Italy. In the book of Acts, Paul is shipwrecked on Malta while on his way to Rome for his hearing before the emperor.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Malta
Malta (Μελίτη, Melitē; alternately Μελιτήνη, Melitēnē; or Μιλήτη, Milētē). An island in the central Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily and Italy. In the book of Acts, Paul is shipwrecked on Malta while on his way to Rome for his hearing before the emperor.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Malta (Place)
MALTA (PLACE) [Gk Melitē (Μελιτη)]. An island in the Mediterranean, about 60 mi. S of Cape Passero, Sicily and 220 mi. N of Tripoli, Libya; with 95 sq. mi., it is the largest of the five islands making up the modern country of Malta. Archaeological evidence exists for its occupation from about 3800
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Malta
Malta. Island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. The name Malta occurs only once in the Bible (Acts 28:1, kjv Melita), in connection with the shipwreck which occurred on Paul’s voyage to Rome (25:11, 12). This voyage was undertaken during the winter, the season in which storms are most likely
Melita
Melita. kjv form of Malta, an island south of Sicily, in Acts 28:1.See Malta.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Malta
Malta malʹte [Gk. Melitē (Acts 28:1)]; AV MELITA. The island where Paul was shipwrecked. Though some have identified Malta with Meleda on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, the African Melita (Malta) is most likely the correct identification. The Romans called the island and principal town Melita.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Malta
MALTA Island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily. The name Malta occurs only once in the Bible (Acts 28:1, kjv “Melita”), in connection with the shipwreck that occurred on Paul’s voyage to Rome (25:11–12). This voyage was undertaken during the winter, the season in which storms are most likely
Melita
MELITA* kjv form of Malta, an island south of Sicily, in Acts 28:1. See Malta.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Malta
Malta (mawl´tuh), ancient Melita, an island sixty miles south of Sicily, today making up, with two smaller islands to the northwest, the nation of Malta. First occupied in Neolithic times (ca. 8000–4500 bce), it began to be colonized by Phoenicians in the early first millennium bce and passed under the
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
Melita
MELITA. Commonly known as Malta (Acts 28:1, NASB), this tiny island (95 square miles) about 60 miles S of Sicily, was the site of Paul’s shipwreck. During his three months’ stay he healed sick people, was considered a god, and won a number of converts (Acts 28:1–10). Today many churches there honor St.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Malta
MALTA (Gk. Melitē; Acts 28:1, av ‘Melita’). An island in the centre of the Mediterranean, 100 km S of Sicily and in area about 246 sq km (not to be confused with the island Mljet or Melitene off the Dalmatian coast; cf. O. F. A. Meinardus, ‘St Paul Shipwrecked in Dalmatia’, BA 39, 1976, pp. 145–147.)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Malta
Malta (Gk. Melɩ́tē)Ancient Melita, the largest of the Maltese islands, ca. 100 km. (60 mi.) S of Sicily. The Phoenicians may have established a trading colony on the island; later Carthage, another Phoenician settlement, controlled Malta, giving the island its Punic character. In the Second Punic War
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Malta
Malta [môlˊtə] (Gk. Melitē). Ancient Melita, the largest of the Maltese islands, ca. 96 km. (60 mi.) south of Sicily. The island is believed to have been colonized by the Phoenicians ca. the ninth century B.C. (cf. Diodorus Siculus Hist. v.12). Some accounts indicate Greek occupation as
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Malta
MALTA An island in the central Mediterranean Sea that was first occupied in the early fourth millennium b.c. The island came under the control of the Romans in 218 b.c. and was governed as part of the province of Sicily. Paul washed up on the shores of Malta after a shipwreck caused by the severe winds
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Melita
Mel´ita (honey), the modern Malta. This island lies in the Mediterranean 60 miles south of Cape Passaro in Sicily, 900 miles from Gibraltar and about 1200 from Jerusalem. It is 17 miles long by 9 or 10 broad. It is naturally a barren rock, with no high mountains, but has been rendered fertile by industry