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Smith's Bible Dictionary

an important town in Lycia, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor, on the river Andriacus, 21 miles from its mouth referred to in (Acts 27:5) Myra (named Dembra by the Greeks) Is remarkable still for its remains of various periods of history.

ATS Bible Dictionary

A town of Lycia, where Paul embarked for Rome, on board a ship of Alexandria, Acts 27:5.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
One of the chief towns of Lycia, in Asia Minor, about 2 1/2 miles from the coast (Acts 27:5). Here Paul removed from the Adramyttian ship in which he had sailed from Caesarea, and entered into the Alexandrian ship, which was afterwards wrecked at Melita (27:39-44).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mi'-ra (Mura): A city of the ancient country of Lycia about 2 1/2 miles from the coast. Here, according to Acts 27:6, Paul found a grain ship from Alexandria. The city stood upon a hill formed by the openings of two valleys. At an early period Myra was of less importance than was the neighboring city Patara, yet later it became a prominent port for ships from Egypt and Cyprus, and Theodosius II made it the capital of the province. It was also famed as the seat of worship of an Asiatic deity whose name is no longer known. Nicholas, a bishop and the patron saint of sailors, is said to have been buried in a church on the road between Myra and Andraki, the port. Here an Arab fleet was destroyed in 807. In 808 Haroun al-Rashid, the renowned kalif of Bagdad, took the city, and here Saewulf landed on his return from Jerusalem. Dembre is the modern name of the ruins of Myra, which are among the most imposing in that part of Asia Minor. The elaborate details of the decoration of theater are unusually well preserved, and the rock-hewn tombs about the city bear many bas-reliefs and inscriptions of interest. On the road to Andraki the monastery of Nicholas may still be seen.

E. J. Banks

3460. Mura -- Myra, a city of Lycia
... Myra, a city of Lycia. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: Mura Phonetic
Spelling: (moo'-rah) Short Definition: Myra Definition: Myra, a port in Lycia ...
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Letter ccxviii. To Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium.
... If any one is to go let him enquire at Corydala [2855] for Alexander, the late monk,
the bishop; at Limyra [2856] for Diotimus, and at Myra [2857] for Tatianus ...
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... (5) "And when we had sailed across the sea along Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came
to Myra, a city of Lycia. ... 7-8. The wind was still contrary when they left Myra. ...
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Drawing Nearer to the Storm
... and on the third struck back to the mainland at Patara, from which, according to
one reading, they ran along the coast a little further east to Myra, the usual ...
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From Antioch to the Destruction of Jerusalem.
... (1) From Caesarea to Myra, a city of Lycia. Their ship touched at Sidon where Paul
was allowed to visit his friends. (2) From Myra to the Island of Malta. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xx from antioch to.htm

The Great Council
... shepherd Bishop of Cyprus, and the great St. Nicholas of Myra, both famed
for their miracles. Among the Bishops of the West were ...
/...// athanasius/chapter 3 the great council.htm

... Paterson: Philip Henry; Oberlin; Francke; Neff; Payson; Henry Martyn; Brainerd;
Howard; Dr. Hopkins; President Edwards; Mrs. Emily Egerton; Mrs. Myra W. Allen ...
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The Voyage and Shipwreck
... At Myra, in the province of Lycia, the centurion found a large Alexandrian ship,
bound for the coast of Italy, and to this he immediately transferred his ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 42 the voyage and.htm

Paul's Shipwreck
... Putting to sea again, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, for the wind was against
us. Then after sailing past Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia. ...
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Extracts from the Acts. Session I.
... The Holy Synod said: Glory to God which maketh one that which was severed. [Theodore,
bishop of Myra, then read the same confession, and was received. ...
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Acts of Paul and Thecla.
... And there was great joy in the house. And Thecla kept seeking Paul; and
it was told her that he was in Myra of Lycia. And taking ...
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Myra (1 Occurrence)
...MYRA. ... Nicholas, a bishop and the patron saint of sailors, is said to have been buried
in a church on the road between Myra and Andraki, the port. ...
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Lycia (1 Occurrence)
... It was a province of the Roman empire when visited by Paul (Acts 21:1; 27:5). Two
of its towns are mentioned, Patara (21:1, 2) and Myra (27:5). Int. ...
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Patara (1 Occurrence)
... Though born at Patara, Nicholas was a bishop and saint of Myra, a neighboring Lycian
city, and there he is said to have been buried. ... See also MYRA. EJ Banks. ...
/p/patara.htm - 9k

Phoenix (2 Occurrences)
... The Alexandrian corn ship carrying Paul and the author of Acts, after it left Myra
in Lycia, was prevented by adverse winds from holding a straight course to ...
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Crete (7 Occurrences)
... In the harbor of Myra, on the coast of Lycia, the centurion in charge of Paul
transferred him from the Adramyttian ship which had brought them from Caesarea ...
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Lies (208 Occurrences)
... (WEY NAS RSV NIV). Acts 27:5 and, sailing the whole length of the sea that lies
off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we reached Myra in Lycia. (WEY). ...
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Landed (10 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Acts 27:5 When we had sailed across the sea which is off Cilicia and
Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. (See NAS NIV). ...
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Ly'cia (1 Occurrence)
... Ly'cia (1 Occurrence). Acts 27:5 When we had sailed across the sea which is off
Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. (See RSV). ...
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Myria (1 Occurrence)

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Bible Concordance
Myra (1 Occurrence)

Acts 27:5 When we had sailed across the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.



Myra: A City of Lycia; Paul Visits

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