Adria
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Adria

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 Dictionary
Adria

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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADRIA

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).

George H. Allen

Greek
99. 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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Library

The Grave Stone.
... Paul had the assurance given him by an angel from heaven, when tossed in the storm
in Adria, that not one life in his vessel was to be lost; that though the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/macduff/memories of bethany/xiii the grave stone.htm

Acts xxvi. 30-32
... "But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria,
about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country; and ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily liii acts xxvi 30-32.htm

A Short Confession of Faith
... And such circumstances as Paul had been in for the last fortnight, tossing up and
down in Adria, with Death looking over the bulwarks of the crazy ship every ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/a short confession of faith.htm

The Note of Cheer
... The ship is "driven up and down in Adria." Euroclydon roars through the
rigging. Mighty billows come crashing over the bulwarks. ...
/.../jackson/the message and the man/chapter v the note of.htm

Perseverance of Saints.
... But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria,
about midnight the ship-men deemed that they drew near to some country; 28. ...
/.../finney/systematic theology/lecture xlvii perseverance of saints.htm

Thesaurus
Adria (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)
... ti-be'-ri-as. See GALILEE, SEA OF. SEA, ADRIATIC. a-dri-at'-ic, ad-ri-at'-ik. See
ADRIA. SEA, BRAZEN. bra'-z'n. See SEA, THE MOLTEN. SEA, DEAD; EASTERN. es'-tern ...
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Neared (1 Occurrence)
... Acts 27:27 And when the fourteenth night was come, we being driven about in Adria,
towards the middle of the night the sailors supposed that some land neared ...
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Fro (54 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven to and fro
in the 'sea of' Adria, about midnight the sailors surmised that they were ...
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Deemed (14 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down
in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country ...
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Drifting (3 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:27 It was now the fourteenth night, and we were drifting through the Sea
of Adria, when, about midnight, the sailors suspected that land was close at ...
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Melita (1 Occurrence)
... attributing the reference to the island of Meleda on the East coast of the Adriatic
Sea was due to the ancient practice of employing the term Adria to include ...
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A'dria (1 Occurrence)
A'dria. Adria, A'dria. Adriatic . Multi-Version Concordance A'dria (1 Occurrence). ...
(See RSV). Adria, A'dria. Adriatic . Reference Bible.
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Adread (1 Occurrence)

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Supposing (16 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:27 And when the fourteenth night came -- we being borne up and down in the
Adria -- toward the middle of the night the sailors were supposing that some ...
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