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Phoenix

PHOENIX (fē'nĭks, Gr. Phoinix). A town and harbor on the south coast of Crete (Acts.27.12). It has been identified with Loutro, the only harbor west of [[Fair Havens]] large enough to accommodate a galley as large as the vessel in the account. Some difficulty in this identification arises from the fact that Luke speaks of the harbor as “facing both southwest and northwest.” Loutro faces east, and the ERV resolves the difficulty by taking the text to mean “in the direction in which the south-west and north-west winds blow.” There is no proof for this assumption.