Author: Ron Graham
Places in Acts
—Page 4, Clauda to Cyrene
- A small island south of Crete
- Paul’s storm driven ship, en route to Rome, ran under this island for some shelter, although it scarcely helped them to get the ship under control, and the nearby shallows of Syrtis were a hazard (Acts 27:16-17).
- Pronounced Nye'dus
- A seaport of Asia south of Miletus.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s journey to Rome (Acts 27:7).
- pronounced Kol-oss'-ee
- City in Asia east of Ephesus.
- Pronounced Koos or Kos
- May also be spelt Cos.
- An island off the coast of Asia southwest of Miletus.
- Mentioned in connection with Paul’s 3rd missionary journey. He sailed past it after bidding farewell at Miletus to the elders from Ephesus (Acts 21:1
- Pronounced Koh'-rinth.
- A great city of Achaia (Greece) southwest of Athens.
- Paul preached there toward the end of his 2nd missionary journey. He made tents with Acquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:1-3).
- Many Corinthians became disciples of Christ (Acts 18:8).
- Paul devoted himself to a difficult ministry there, encouraged by a vision (Acts 18:8-17
- Apollos preached there (Acts 18:24-28, Acts 19:1).
- The New Testament has two letters which Paul wrote to the Corinthians (1Corinthians 1:1, 2Corinthians 1:1).
- Pronounced Kreet.
- A large island south of Achaia and Asia.
- Paul’s ship was blown there by unfavourable winds when he was travelling to Rome (Acts 27:7-15).
- People from Crete were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost following Christ’s ascension (Acts 2:9-11).
- Cretans had a poor reputation (Titus 1:10-13).
- Titus had the unenviable task of setting order in the churches there (Titus 1:5).
- Pronounced Sye'-prus
- A large fertile island 160km off the coast of Syria and Cilicia.
- The homeland of Barnabas, companion of Paul (Acts 4:36).
- Cyprus received many missionaries of the gospel (Acts 11:19, Acts 13:4-7, Acts 15:39).
- Two main cities of Cyprus were Salamis on the east end, and Paphos on the west.
- Pronounced Sye-ree'-nee
- A city on the coast of Libya
- Located opposite Achaia on the same longitude.
- People from Cyrene were in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost following Christ’s ascension (Acts 2:9-11).
- Men from this city disputed with Stephen (Acts 6:9).
- Men from Cyrene were instrumental in starting the church in Antioch Syria (Acts 11:19-23, Acts 13:1).
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