Mediterranean (Med´i-tuh-ray´nee-uhn)

Sea, the large sea enclosed by the coasts of Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, and Syro-Palestine. Although there are occasional references to the Mediterranean Sea in the OT (Ps 29:3; Ps 104:25-26), lack of seaports kept the Hebrews from becoming seafarers. It remained a mysterious and forbidding part of their world. In the NT, however, the apostle Paul frequently traveled the Mediterranean on ships (Acts 16:11; Acts 20:6; Acts 21:1-3) and was on one that was wrecked by a storm (Acts 27:13-44).

Ps 29:3

3The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over mighty waters.

Ps 104:25-26

25Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
creeping things innumerable are there,
living things both small and great.26There go the ships,
and Leviathan that you form ... View more

Acts 16:11

The Conversion of Lydia
11We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis,

Acts 20:6

6but we sailed from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we joined them in Troas, where we stayed for seven days.

Acts 21:1-3

Paul's Journey to Jerusalem
1When we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patar ... View more

Acts 27:13-44

The Storm at Sea
13When a moderate south wind began to blow, they thought they could achieve their purpose; so they weighed anchor and began to sail past Crete, ... View more

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