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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A harbour (Psalm 107:30; Acts 27:12). The most famous on the coast of Palestine was that of Tyre (Ezek. 27:3). That of Crete, called "Fair Havens," is mentioned Acts 27:8.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port.

2. (n.) A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.

3. (v. t.) To shelter, as in a haven.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


(1) choph (Genesis 49:13, the Revised Version margin "beach"; Judges 5:17, the Revised Version margin "shore," the King James Version "seashore," the King James Version margin "port"); elsewhere "sea-shore" (Deuteronomy 1:7 Joshua 9:1 Jeremiah 47:7) or "sea coast" (Ezekiel 25:16); from root chaphaph, "to wash" or "to lave"; compare Arabic chaffa, "to rub"; and chaffat, "border"; Chufuf, in Eastern Arabia;

(2) machoz (Psalm 107:30);

(3) limen (Acts 27:12 bis); also Fair Havens, kaloi limenes (Acts 27:8)):

While the Greek limen is "harbor," the Hebrew Choph is primarily "shore." There is no harbor worthy of the name on the shore of Palestine South of Chaifa. Indeed there is no good natural harbor on the whole coast of Syria and Palestine. The promontories of Carmel, Beirut and Tripolis afford shelter from the prevalent southwest wind, but offer no refuge from the fury of a northern gale. On rocky shores there are inlets which will protect sail boats at most times, but the ships of the ancients were beached in rough weather, and small craft are so treated at the present time. See illustration under BITHYNIA, p. 483.

Alfred Ely Day

3040. limen -- a harbor, a haven
... a harbor, a haven. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: limen Phonetic
Spelling: (lee-mane') Short Definition: a harbor, port Definition: a harbor ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4231. machoz -- a city
... 4230, 4231. machoz. 4232 . a city. Transliteration: machoz Phonetic Spelling:
(maw-khoze') Short Definition: haven. Word ... haven. From ...
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2348. choph -- shore, coast
... Word Origin from chaphaph Definition shore, coast NASB Word Usage coast (1), haven
(1), seacoast* (3), seashore* (2). coast of the sea, haven, shore, seaside. ...
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3997. meboah -- entry
... Word Origin the same as mabo, qv. entry Feminine of mabow'; a haven -- entry. see
HEBREW mabow'. 3996, 3997. meboah. 3998 . Strong's Numbers.
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4664. miphrats -- landing place
... breach. From parats; a break (in the shore), ie A haven -- breach. see HEBREW
parats. 4663, 4664. miphrats. 4665 . Strong's Numbers.
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The Desired Haven.
... THE DESIRED HAVEN. THE DESIRED HAVEN. i. "Lord ... blast? Ah! the promised haven I
never may attain,. Sinking and forgotten amid the lonely main; ...
/.../borthwick/hymns from the land of luther/the desired haven.htm

New Haven Orthodox Creed.
... NEW HAVEN ORTHODOX CREED. Considerable ... Dr. TAYLOR, professor of divinity at
Yale College, at New Haven, in the state of Connecticut. The ...
/.../hayward/the book of religions/new haven orthodox creed.htm

And in Thy Fair, Calm Haven, Blest,
... STILLING THE TEMPEST I And in Thy fair, calm haven, blest,. 8,8,8,8. ... The winds and
threatening waves control. And in Thy fair, calm haven, blest,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the russian church/i and in thy fair.htm

New Haven.
... 308 New Haven. 6s & 4s. Jesus, My Lord. (586) Jesus, thy name I love, All
other names above, Jesus, my Lord! Oh, thou art all to me! ...
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New Haven.
... 307 New Haven. 6s & 4s. Looking to Jesus. (587) My faith looks up to thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary; Savior divine; Now hear me while ...
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"He Bringeth them unto their Desired Haven. "
... Book VII. Chapter XXXII.""He Bringeth Them Unto Their Desired Haven.".
Then Niceta began to say: "On that night, O mother, when ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xxxii he bringeth them unto.htm

Bishop Williams's Address.
... CG Adams, Southport; HA Adams, Wethersfield; WG Andrews, Guilford; EW Babcock, New
Haven; JH Barbour, Hartford; EE Beardsley, DD, LL.D., New Haven; AE Beeman ...
/.../the sermons and addresses at the seabury centenary/bishop williamss address.htm

Caesarea. Strato's Tower.
... Strato's tower.". Herod built the city to the honour and name of Caesar,
and made a very noble haven at vast expenses. "He built ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 57 caesarea stratos tower.htm

Of the [Temple And] Cities that were Built by Herod and Erected ...
... for the case was this, that all the sea-shore between Dora and Joppa, in the middle,
between which this city is situated, had no good haven, insomuch that ...
/.../chapter 21 of the temple.htm

Church and State in New England
... and with the great mass of the English nation, whatever their religious opinions,
the colonists of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Haven held in ...
/.../chapter iii church and state.htm

Haven (8 Occurrences)
... port. 2. (n.) A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum. 3. (vt) To shelter,
as in a haven. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HAVEN. ha ...
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Haven't (87 Occurrences)
Haven't. Havens, Haven't. Havilah . Multi-Version Concordance
Haven't (87 Occurrences). Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard ...
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Havens (1 Occurrence)
... Here Paul waited for a considerable time (Acts 27:9); but while it afforded good
anchorage and a shelter from North and Northwest winds, "the haven was not ...
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Attained (20 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:12 and the haven being incommodious to winter in, the more part gave counsel
to sail thence also, if by any means they might be able, having attained ...
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Foundations (49 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 40:21 Haven't you known? Haven't you heard, yet? Haven't you been told from
the beginning? Haven't you understood from the foundations of the earth? ...
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Shore (45 Occurrences)
... shor: (1) choph, always of the Mediterranean, variously translated "haven," "beach,"
"shore," "sea-shore," "coast," "sea coast" (Genesis 49:13 Deuteronomy 1:7 ...
/s/shore.htm - 22k

Creator (19 Occurrences)
... Matthew 19:4 He answered, "Haven't you read that he who made them from the beginning
made them male and female, (See NIV). ... Isaiah 40:28 Haven't you known? ...
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Understood (63 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 40:21 Haven't you known? Haven't you heard, yet? Haven't you been told from
the beginning? Haven't you understood from the foundations of the earth? ...
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Zidon (25 Occurrences)
... (See JPS BBE). Genesis 49:13 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he
shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. ...
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Northwest (1 Occurrence)
... Acts 27:12 and the haven being incommodious to winter in, the more part gave counsel
to sail thence also, if by any means they might be able, having attained ...
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Bible Concordance
Haven (8 Occurrences)

Acts 27:12 Because the haven was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised going to sea from there, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, and winter there, which is a port of Crete, looking northeast and southeast.

Genesis 49:13 "Zebulun will dwell at the haven of the sea. He will be for a haven of ships. His border will be on Sidon.

Deuteronomy 1:7 turn ye and journey for you, and enter the mount of the Amorite, and unto all its neighbouring places, in the plain, in the hill-country, and in the low country, and in the south, and in the haven of the sea, the land of the Canaanite, and of Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Phrat;

Joshua 9:1 And it cometh to pass, when all the kings who 'are' beyond the Jordan, in the hill-country, and in the low-country, and in every haven of the great sea, over-against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, hear --

Judges 5:17 Gilead lived beyond the Jordan. Why did Dan remain in ships? Asher sat still at the haven of the sea, and lived by his creeks.

Psalms 107:30 Then they are glad because it is calm, so he brings them to their desired haven.

Isaiah 23:1 The word about Tyre. Let a cry of sorrow go up, O ships of Tarshish, because your strong place is made waste; on the way back from the land of Kittim the news is given to them.
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 25:16 Therefore, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am stretching out My hand against the Philistines, And I have cut off the Cherethim, And destroyed the remnant of the haven of the sea,



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