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Acts 16:11

Setting sail (anacqente). Same word in Matthew 13:13 which see. We made a straight course (euqudromhsamen). First aorist active indicative of compound verb euqudromew (in Philo) from adjective euqudromo (in Strabo), running a straight course (euqu, dromo). In the N.T. only here and Matthew 21:1 . It is a nautical term for sailing before the wind. Luke has a true feeling for the sea. To Samothrace (ei Samoqraikhn). A small island in the Aegean about halfway between Troas and Neapolis. The day following (th epioush). Locative case of time with hmerai (day) to be supplied ( Matthew 7:26 ; Matthew 20:15 ; Matthew 21:18 ; Matthew 23:11 ). With adverse winds it took five days to make the run of 125 miles ( Matthew 20:6 ). To Neapolis (ei Nean Polin). To New Town (Newton, Naples, Neapolis). The port of Philippi ten miles distant, Thracian, but reckoned as Macedonian after Vespasian.

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