Dictionary of Bible Themes
Used of the islands and coastlands of the eastern Mediterranean and, especially by Isaiah, as a more general term indicating distant nations that are called upon to respond to God. Several specific islands are mentioned in the NT.
The islands and coastlands of the Mediterranean
Islands as a symbol of human insignificance before God
Islands as a symbol of distant nations
Nations who do not know God
Nations who are not beyond God's law and judgment
Nations called to respond to God
Islands mentioned in the NT
Acts 28:12 Syracuse was the leading city of Sicily.