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Salmone

SALMONE (săl-mō'nē, Gr. Salmōnē). A promontory forming the eastern extremity of the island of Crete. Paul sailed near it on his way to Rome (Acts.27.7). It is now know as Cape Sidero.


SALMONE săl mō’ nĭ (Σαλμώνη, G4892). A promontory, now called Cape Sidero, constituting the most easterly portion of Crete.

When Paul and company boarded ship at Myra in Lycia they had to cope with strong northwesterly winds. Hugging the shore, they reached Cnidus with some difficulty. There the land protection ceased. It would have been possible to lie at anchor in that harbor awaiting a fair wind, but because of their urgent desire to reach Rome the only course was to tack to the S and sail “under the lee of Crete off Salmone. Coasting along it with difficulty,” Luke added, “we came to a place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea” (Acts 27:7, 8).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

Ac 27:7.

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