Cnidus
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Cnidus

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Cnidus

(nidus), a city of great consequence, situated at the extreme south west of the peninsula of Asia Minor, on a promontory now called Cape Crio , which projects between the islands of Cos and Rhodes. See (Acts 21:1) It is now in ruins.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Cnidus

A town and peninsula of Doris in Caria, jutting out from the southwest corner of Asia Minor, between the islands of Rhodes and Cos. It had a fine harbor, and was celebrated for the worship of Venus. Paul passed by it in his voyage to Rome, Acts 27:7.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A town and harbour on the extreme south-west of the peninsula of Doris in Asia Minor. Paul sailed past it on his voyage to Rome after leaving Myra (Acts 27:7).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CNIDUS

ni'-dus, kni'-dus (Knidos, "age"): A city of Caria in the Roman province of Asia, past which, according to Acts 27:7, Paul sailed. At the Southwest corner of Asia Minor there projects for 90 miles into the sea a long, narrow peninsula, practically dividing the Aegean from the Mediterranean. It now bears the name of Cape Crio. Ships sailing along the southern coast of Asia Minor here turn northward as they round the point. Upon the very end of the peninsula, and also upon a small island off its point was the city of Cnidus. The island which in ancient times was connected with the mainland by a causeway is now joined to it by a sandy bar. Thus were formed two harbors, one of which could be closed by a chain. Though Cnidus was in Caria, it held the rank of a free city. There were Jews here as early as the 2nd century B.C.

The ruins of Cnidus are the only objects of interest on the long peninsula, and as they may be reached by land only with great difficulty, few travelers have visited them; they may, however, be reached more easily by boat. The nearest modern village is Yazi Keui, 6 miles away. The ruins of Cnidus are unusually interesting, for the entire plan of the city may easily be traced. The sea-walls and piers remain. The acropolis was upon the hill in the western portion of the town; upon the terraces below stood the public buildings, among which were two theaters and the odeum still well preserved. The city was especially noted for its shrine of Venus and for the statue of that goddess by Praxiteles. Here in 1875-78 Sir C. Newton discovered the statue of Demeter, now in the British Museum. See also the Aphrodite of Cnidus in the South Kensington Museum, one of the loveliest statues in the world. From here also came the huge Cnidian lion. The vast necropolis West of the ruins contains tombs of every size and shape, and from various ages.

E. J. Banks

Greek
2834. Knidos -- Cnidus, a city on the SW coast of Asia Minor
... Cnidus, a city on the SW coast of Asia Minor. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: Knidos Phonetic Spelling: (knee'-dos) Short Definition: Cnidus ...
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Acts XXVII
... 7-8. The wind was still contrary when they left Myra. (7) "And having sailed slowly
many days, we reached Cnidus with difficulty, the wind not favoring us, and ...
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The Absurdity and Shamefulness of the Images by which the Gods are ...
... And Praxiteles, as Posidippus relates in his book about Cnidus, when he fashioned
the statue of Aphrodite of Cnidus, made it like the form of Cratine, of whom ...
/.../exhortation to the heathen/chapter iv the absurdity and shamefulness.htm

The Iranian Conquest
... This was, as Pliny records, the opinion of Eudoxus; not Eudoxus of Cnidus, pupil
of Plato, as is usually stated, but a more obscure personage, Eudoxus of ...
/.../chapter ithe iranian conquest.htm

The Names of the Gods and their Images are but of Recent Date.
... and Angelio; Hera in Samos and in Argos came from the hands of Smilis, and the other
statues [750] were by Phidias; Aphrodité the courtezan in Cnidus is the ...
/.../athenagoras/a plea for the christians/chapter xvii the names of the.htm

The Voyage and Shipwreck
... Luke writes, "When we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against
Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against ...
/.../white/the acts of the apostles/lesson 42 the voyage and.htm

Acts xxvi. 30-32
... "And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus,
the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; and ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily liii acts xxvi 30-32.htm

Paul's Shipwreck
... put us on board. For many days we made slow progress and it was only with
great difficulty that we arrived off Cnidus. Then as the ...
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How Ptolemy the Son of Lagus Took Jerusalem and Judea By
... Nay, Agatharchides of Cnidus, who wrote the acts of Alexander's successors, reproaches
us with superstition, as if we, by it, had lost our liberty; where he ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how ptolemy the.htm

How Alexander, Upon the League of Mutual Defense which Cleopatra ...
... on the diadem, and reigned over some part of Syria; but Ptolemy Lathyrus sent for
his fourth brother Demetrius, who was called Eucerus, from Cnidus, and made ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 13 how alexander upon.htm

The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
... in that city. ** This is the tradition derived from the court of Artaxerxes
by Ctesias of Cnidus. Volney discovered the principle ...
/.../chapter iiithe medes and the.htm

Thesaurus
Cnidus (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CNIDUS. ... Upon the very end of the peninsula, and
also upon a small island off its point was the city of Cnidus. ...
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Crete (7 Occurrences)
... Leaving Myra they came opposite Cnidus with difficulty, against a
head-wind. The ordinary course from Cnidus in good weather was ...
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Cni'dus (1 Occurrence)
Cni'dus. Cnidus, Cni'dus. Coal . Multi-Version Concordance Cni'dus (1 Occurrence).
Acts ... RSV). Cnidus, Cni'dus. Coal . Reference Bible.
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Opposite (137 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:7 When we had sailed slowly many days, and had come with difficulty opposite
Cnidus, the wind not allowing us further, we sailed under the lee of Crete ...
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Over-against (156 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:7 and having sailed slowly many days, and with difficulty coming over-against
Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over-against ...
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Lee (3 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:7 When we had sailed slowly many days, and had come with difficulty opposite
Cnidus, the wind not allowing us further, we sailed under the lee of Crete ...
/l/lee.htm - 7k

Farther (33 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:7 When we had sailed slowly many days, and had come with difficulty opposite
Cnidus, the wind not allowing us further, we sailed under the lee of Crete ...
/f/farther.htm - 19k

Rhodes (2 Occurrences)
... Lindus, Ialysus and Camirus formed with Cos, Cnidus and Halicarnassus the so-called
Dorian Hexapolis (Six Cities), the center of which was the temple of the ...
/r/rhodes.htm - 13k

Direction (128 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:7 And when we had gone on slowly for a long time, and had had hard work
getting across to Cnidus, for the wind was against us, we went under cover of ...
/d/direction.htm - 38k

Difficulty (12 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:7 When we had sailed slowly many days, and had come with difficulty opposite
Cnidus, the wind not allowing us further, we sailed under the lee of Crete ...
/d/difficulty.htm - 10k



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