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Acts 21:3

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21:3 After we sighted Cyprus 1  and left it behind on our port side, 2  we sailed on to Syria and put in 3  at Tyre, 4  because the ship was to unload its cargo there.

1 sn Cyprus is a large island in the Mediterranean off the south coast of Asia Minor.

2 sn The expression left it behind on our port side here means “sailed past to the south of it” since the ship was sailing east.

3 tn BDAG 531 s.v. κατέρχομαι 2 states, “arrive, put in, nautical t.t. of ships and those who sail in them, who ‘come down’ fr. the ‘high seas’…ἔις τι at someth. a harbor 18:22; 21:3; 27:5.”

4 sn Tyre was a city and seaport on the coast of Phoenicia. From Patara to Tyre was about 400 mi (640 km). It required a large cargo ship over 100 ft (30 m) long, and was a four to five day voyage.

map For location see Map1 A2; Map2 G2; Map4 A1; JP3 F3; JP4 F3.



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