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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaADRIA
a'-dri-a (Westcott-Hort: ho Hadrias or ho Adrias): In Greek Adrias (Polybios i0.2.4), Adriatike Thalassa (Strabo iv.204), and Adriatikon Pelagos (Ptolemy iii0.15.2), and in Latin Adriaticum mare (Livy xl0.57.7), Adrianum mare (Cicero in Pisonem 38), Adriaticus sinus (Livy x0.2.4), and Mare superurn (Cicero ad Att. 90.5.1). The Adriatic Sea is a name derived from the old Etruscan city Atria, situated near the mouth of the Po (Livy v0.330.7; Strabo v.214). At first the name Adria was only applied to the most northern part of the sea. But after the development of the Syracusan colonies on the Italian and Illyrian coasts the application of the term was gradually extended southward, so as to reach Mons Garganus (the Abruzzi), and later the Strait of Hydruntum (Ptolemy iii0.10.1; Polybios vii0.19.2). But finally the name embraced the Ionian Sea as well, and we find it employed to denote the Gulf of Tarentum (Servius Aen xi.540), the Sicilian Sea (Pausanias v. 25), and even the waters between Crete and Malta (Orosius i0.2.90). Procopius considers Malta as lying at the western extremity of the Adriatic Sea (i.14). After leaving Crete the vessel in which the apostle Paul was sailing under military escort was "driven to and fro in the sea of Adria" fourteen days (Acts 27:27) before it approached the shore of Malta. We may compare this with the shipwreck of Josephus in "the middle of the Adria" where he was picked up by a ship sailing from Cyrene to Puteoli (Josephus, Vita, 3).
Greek99. Adrias -- the Adriatic, the name of a sea
... Adria. From Adria (a place near its shore); the Adriatic sea (including the Ionian) --
Adria. (adria) -- 1 Occurrence. 98, 99. Adrias. 100 . Strong's Numbers
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The Grave Stone.
Acts xxvi. 30-32
A Short Confession of Faith
The Note of Cheer
Perseverance of Saints.
Smith's Bible DictionaryAdria
more properly Adrias, the Adriatic Sea. (Acts 27:27) The word seems to have been derived from the town of Adria, near the Po. In Paul's time it included the whole sea between Greece and Italy, reaching south from Crete to Sicily. [MELITA]
ATS Bible DictionaryAdria
In Acts 27:27. The Adriatic Sea. This term now denotes only the Gulf of Venice; but in St. Paul's time it included the whole sea lying between Italy and Greece, and extending on the south from Crete to Sicily, within which the island of Malta or Melita lies. So Ptolemy and Strabo.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Acts 27:27; R.V., "the sea of Adria"), the Adriatic Sea, including in Paul's time the whole of the Mediterranean lying between Crete and Sicily. It is the modern Gulf of Venice, the Mare Superum_ of the Romans, as distinguished from the Mare Inferum_ or Tyrrhenian Sea.
ThesaurusAdria (1 Occurrence)
... (Acts 27:27; RV, "the sea of Adria"), the Adriatic Sea, including in Paul's time
the whole of the Mediterranean lying between Crete and Sicily. ...ADRIA. ...
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Quit (12 Occurrences)
Neared (1 Occurrence)
Fro (54 Occurrences)
Deemed (14 Occurrences)
Drifting (3 Occurrences)
Melita (1 Occurrence)
A'dria (1 Occurrence)
Adread (1 Occurrence)
Supposing (16 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceAdria (1 Occurrence)
Acts 27:27 But when the fourteenth night had come, as we were driven back and forth in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors surmised that they were drawing near to some land.
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