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These words occur in Acts 27:12, "if by any means they could reach Phoenix, and winter there; which is a haven of Crete, looking north-east and south-east." the Revised Version margin has, "Greek, down the south-west wind and down the north-west wind," which is a literal translation of the Greek: eis Phoinika.... limena tes Kretes bleponta (looking) kata liba (the southwest wind) kai kata choron (the northwest wind). Choros does not appear to occur except here, but the corresponding Latin caurus or corus is found in Caesar, Vergil, and other classical authors. the King James Version has "lieth toward the south west and north west." kata, with a wind or stream, means, "down the wind or stream," i.e. in the direction that it is blowing or flowing, and this interpretation would indicate a harbor open to the East. If lips, and choros, are used here as names of directions rather than of winds, we should expect a harbor open to the West. There is good reason for identifying Phoenix (the King James Version "Phenice") with Loutro on the south shore of Crete (EB, under the word "Phenice"), whose harbor is open to the East. See PHOENIX.

Alfred Ely Day

2146b. Eurakulon -- the Euraquilo, a northeast wind
... 2146a, 2146b. Eurakulon. 2147 . the Euraquilo, a northeast wind.
Transliteration: Eurakulon Short Definition: Euraquilo. Word Origin ...
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2148. Eurokludon -- Euroklydon, northeast wind
... Euroklydon, northeast wind. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Eurokludon
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-rok-loo'-dohn) Short Definition: an east-north ...
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At the Well
... eastward to Pa-Ramesu. The other crossed the northwestern limits of Goshen
and went toward Tanis, in the northeast. Round about the ...
// yoke/chapter xxxvii at the well.htm

Another Ninety-Mile Journey
... The northeast wind was piercing cold and, blowing exactly in our faces, soon brought
a heavy shower of snow, then of sleet, and afterward of hail. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/another ninety-mile journey.htm

The Eighteenth Theban Dynasty --(Continued)
... Arka in the Lebanon and the surrounding strongholds, which were the haunts of robbers
who lurked in the mountains; then turning to the northeast, he took ...
/.../chapter ithe eighteenth theban dynastycontinued.htm

The Old Testament and Archeology
... 113} any discoveries, he transferred, the following year, at the suggestion of a
peasant, his activities to Korsabad, a few miles to the northeast, where the ...
/.../the christian view of the old testament/chapter iv the old testament.htm

Proving God's Faithfulness (1902-1908)
... He felt that the time had come when we should give ourselves to the evangelization
of the great regions north and northeast of Changte"regions which up to ...
/.../how i know god answers prayer/vi proving gods faithfulness 1902-1908.htm

On the Road to Jerusalem
... Roman in the days of the degenerate Caesars, and, mounting his horse when the rest
of the party were in their places, headed the procession toward the northeast ...
// city of delight/chapter ii on the road.htm

The Last Two Decades.
... Gospel boat.' Mr. Stronach embarked on one of these 'Gospel boats.' He expected
to land at one of the Mission stations on the mainland northeast from Amoy, and ...
/.../fagg/forty years in south china/xi the last two decades.htm

Joshua's Conquest.
... Among the more important were the Philistines, west of Judah, the Phoenician kingdoms
on the north, Arameans or Syrians on the northeast, and on the east and ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter viii joshuas conquest.htm

The Judges.
... (1) The Mesopotamians came down from the northeast and oppressed Israel until
Othniel, Caleb's nephew, was raised up to deliver them. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter ix the judges.htm

The Pilgrim Band, 1736-1743.
... About thirty miles northeast of Frankfurt-on-the-Main there lay a quaint and charming
district known as the Wetterau, wherein stood two old ruined castles ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter vii the pilgrim band.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The point between the north and east, at an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region.

2. (a.) of or pertaining to the northeast; proceeding toward the northeast, or coming from that point; as, a northeast course; a northeast wind.

3. (adv.) Toward the northeast.

Northeast (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The point between the north and east, at
an equal distance from each; the northeast part or region. ...
/n/northeast.htm - 8k

Phoenix (2 Occurrences)
... the Northwest wind, ie looking Southwest and Northwest"; (2) "looking down the
Southwest wind and down the Northwest wind, ie looking Northeast and Southeast ...
/p/phoenix.htm - 12k

Cyprus (12 Occurrences)
... CYPRUS. si'-prus (Kupros): 1. Name: An island situated near the Northeast corner
of the Levant, in an angle formed by the coasts of Cilicia and Syria. ...
/c/cyprus.htm - 27k

Elamites (2 Occurrences)
... of 1 Samuel 17:2 took place here there can be no doubt: the Philistines ranged
themselves upon the southern hills; the Israelites to the North or Northeast. ...
/e/elamites.htm - 39k

Elam (24 Occurrences)
... of 1 Samuel 17:2 took place here there can be no doubt: the Philistines ranged
themselves upon the southern hills; the Israelites to the North or Northeast. ...
/e/elam.htm - 48k

Euraquilo (1 Occurrence)
... British and American) eurakulon; the King James Version eurokludon; the King James
Version Euroclydon, u-rok'-li-don): The east or northeast wind which drove ...
/e/euraquilo.htm - 7k

Trachonitis (1 Occurrence)
... inhabited. The other is away to the Northeast of the mountain, and is called
in Arabic es-Safa. This covers much the larger area. ...
/t/trachonitis.htm - 13k

Lebanon (66 Occurrences)
... 2. General Description: The Lebanon range proper borders the east coast of the
Mediterranean, for a distance of 100 miles, running North-Northeast and South ...
/l/lebanon.htm - 45k

Hor (14 Occurrences)
... 3. Jebel Maderah: This points to some eminence to the North or Northeast
of Kadesh. A hill meeting sufficiently all these conditions ...
/h/hor.htm - 15k

Crete (7 Occurrences)
... With Cythera on the North and Carpathos and Rhodos on the Northeast, it
forms a continuous bridge between Greece and Asia Minor. ...
/c/crete.htm - 19k

Bible Concordance
Northeast (1 Occurrence)

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.



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