Dictionary of Bible Names

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Bible Meaning: Snowy
Strong's Concordance

Chios is the name of an Aegean Sea island between Samos and Lesbos. The Apostle Paul's ship, during his third missionary journey, passed by the island as he was making his last voyage to Jerusalem.

A city on the island of Chios claims to be the birthplace of Homer (c. 9th - 8th century B.C.), the man who wrote the two epic Greek poems called the Illiad and the Odyssey.

Important Verses

Acts 20:13 - 17
And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot. And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios: and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium: and the next day we came to Miletus.

Map of Aegean Sea in the New Testament
Location of Chios

For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

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References are based on the
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