Melita

Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(honey). The island of Malta, in Mediterranean, south of Sicily (Acts 27; 28).

Concise Bible Dictionary:

The island on which Paul was shipwrecked. He and the whole of the ship’s company were received kindly by the inhabitants. Paul cured the father of the chief man and many others. They stayed there three months, and were bountifully supplied when they left (Acts 28:1-111And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2And the barbarous people showed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 3And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 5And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. 6Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god. 7In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. 8And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him. 9So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed: 10Who also honored us with many honors; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary. 11And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. (Acts 28:1‑11)). It is the well-known island of Malta in the Mediterranean.

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

Greek:
Μελίτη
Transliteration:
Melite
Phonic:
mel-ee’-tay
Meaning:
of uncertain origin; Melita, an island in the Mediterranean
KJV Usage:
Melita

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

of honey: escaping

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

A refuge; flowing with honey:―an island in the Mediterranean, Acts 28:1. {Refugium; fluens melle}

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