Places Study on Chios

Places Study on Chios

Acts 20: And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus.

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chios
CHIOS . An island in the Ægean Sea opposite the Ionian peninsula in Asia Minor. In the 5th cent. b.c. the inhabitants were the richest of all the Greeks. The city was distinguished in literature also, and claimed to be the birth-place of Homer. Up to the time of Vespasian it was, under the Roman Empire, a free State. The chief city was also named Chios. St. Paul passed it on his last voyage in the Ægean Sea ( Acts 20:15 ).

A. Souter.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Chios
Mentioned in Acts 20:15 , an island in the Aegean Sea, about 5 miles distant from the mainland, having a roadstead, in the shelter of which Paul and his companions anchored for a night when on his third missionary return journey. It is now called Scio.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Chios
Acts 20:14-15; Acts 20:21. Now Scio, an island of the Archipelago, near which Paul passed going from Mitylene, in Lesbos, to Samos, between which two islands it lay, 32 miles long, from 8 miles to 18 miles wide; mountainous, beautiful, and fertile. Its modern inhabitants suffered severely in the war of independence.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Chios
Island in the Aegean Sea, passed by Paul in his voyage from Troas to Caesarea, Acts 20:15 : now named Scio .

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Chios
(ἡ Χίος; now ‘Scio’)

The name was given to a beautiful island in the aegean Sea, separated from the mainland of Asia Minor by a picturesque channel, 6 miles wide, which is studded with islets. Its capital was also called Chios. In the 5th cent. b.c. its inhabitants were said to be the wealthiest in Greece. It produced ‘the best of the Grecian wines’ (Strabo, xiv. i. 35). Under the Roman Empire it was a free city of the province of Asia, till the time of Vespasian, who included it in the Insularum Provincia.

St. Paul passed Chios in his last recorded aegean voyage (Acts 20:15). Sailing in the morning from Mitylene in Lesbos, his ship, after a run of 50 miles, cast anchor at night near the Asian coast, opposite Chios (ἄντικρυς Χίου) and under the headland of Mimas. Next day she struck across the open sea (παρεβάλομεν) for Samos. Chios was one of the seven claimants to the honour of being the birth-place of Homer, and its pretensions received stronger support from tradition than those of any of its rivals. ‘The blind old bard of Chios’ rocky isle’ was familiar with the course pursued by St. Paul, for he represents Nestor as standing in his ship at the Lesbian Bay and doubting-

‘If to the right to urge the pilot’s toil …

Or the straight course to rocky Chios plough,

And anchor under Mimas’ shaggy brow’

(Od. iii. 168-172).

Josephus describes a voyage of Herod the Great in the opposite direction. ‘When he had sailed by Rhodes and Cos, he touched at Lesbos, as thinking he should have overtaken Agrippa there; but he was taken short here by a north wind, which hindered his ship from going to the shore, so he remained many days at Chios.… And when the high winds were laid he sailed to Mitylene, and thence to Byzantium’ (Ant. xvi. ii. 2).

Literature.-Conybeare-Howson, St. Paul, new ed., London, 1877, ii. 262f.; W. M. Ramsay, St. Paul, do. 1895, p. 292f.; T. Bent, in Eng. Hist. Review, iv. [1889] pp. 467-480; Murray’s Guide to Asia Minor.

James Strahan.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Chios
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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chios
Chios (kî'os). An island of the Ægean Sea, five miles from the coast of Ionia, in Asia Minor. It is 32 miles long and from 8 to 18 miles wide, and noted for its wines. Paul passed by it. Acts 20:14-15. Its modern name is Scio or Khio.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Chios
(chi' uhss) Island with city of same name. Paul stopped here while returning from third missionary journey (Acts 20:15 ). The Greek poet Homer supposedly came from Chios. It lies in the Aegean Sea five miles off the coast of Asia Minor. It is now called Scio.



American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Chios
An island in the Archipelago, between Lesbos and Samos, on the coast of Asia Minor, now called Scio. It is thirty miles long and ten wide. Paul passed this way as he sailed southward from Mitylene to Samos, Acts 20:15 .

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Kios - (ki' ahss) NIV spelling of Chios. See Chios
Chian - ) Of or pertaining to Chios, an island in the Aegean Sea
Chios - Its capital was also called Chios. Paul passed Chios in his last recorded aegean voyage (Acts 20:15). Sailing in the morning from Mitylene in Lesbos, his ship, after a run of 50 miles, cast anchor at night near the Asian coast, opposite Chios (ἄντικρυς Χίου) and under the headland of Mimas. Chios was one of the seven claimants to the honour of being the birth-place of Homer, and its pretensions received stronger support from tradition than those of any of its rivals. ‘The blind old bard of Chios’ rocky isle’ was familiar with the course pursued by St. Paul, for he represents Nestor as standing in his ship at the Lesbian Bay and doubting-... ‘If to the right to urge the pilot’s toil …... Or the straight course to rocky Chios plough,... And anchor under Mimas’ shaggy brow’... (Od. ‘When he had sailed by Rhodes and Cos, he touched at Lesbos, as thinking he should have overtaken Agrippa there; but he was taken short here by a north wind, which hindered his ship from going to the shore, so he remained many days at Chios
Sciot - ) Of or pertaining to the island Scio (Chio or Chios)
Chios - Chios . The chief city was also named Chios
Mitylene - Paul stopped at it for the night in his return from his third missionary journey; between Assos and Chios. He was there on a dark moonless night; a good reason for passing the night there, and waiting daylight for the intricate passages southward to Chios and Samos (Acts 20:14-15)
Chios - The Greek poet Homer supposedly came from Chios
Chios - Chios (kî'os)
Mitylene - It lies between Assos and Chios
Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition - The congregation has approximately houses, include schools, hospitals, and dispensaries in France, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Crete, Chios, Syria, Palestine, Turkey, Armenia, Africa, Burma, and Australia
Samos - Mentioned in Paul's return from his third missionary journey (Acts 20:15), on his way from Chios to Miletus
Trogyllium - Paul’s ship, after leaving its anchorage at Chios, struck across to Samos, and, having tarried at Trogyllium, came the following day to Miletus
Island - Chios (Acts 20:15 ) is an island off the coast of Ionia
Samos - Paul was sailing left Chios on a Wednesday morning, ‘struck across to Samos’-here probably the island is meant-and rounded either the west or the east extremity
Marcianus, Presbyter at Constantinople - Isidore the martyr of Chios (15 Mai
Asia - 27); but the Troad and the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Patmos, and Cos should be added
Paul - Coasting along by Mitylene, Chios, Samos and Trogyllium, they arrived at Miletus