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Myra

MYRA (mī'ra, Gr. Myra). Now Dembre, one of the southernmost ports of Asia Minor, and once the chief haven of Lycia. Paul came here on a ship from Adramyttium (Acts.27.2, Acts.27.5), the seaport on the Aegean opposite Lesbos. There was an Alexandrian ship in port, and they transferred to it. The vessel had chosen this northerly coasting route because of the lateness of the season. Some are, however, of the opinion that the Lycian coast was the regular shipping route from Egypt.