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Paul’s Shipwreck on Malta — Casting The Anchors and Dinghy

Acts 27:27 . . . about midnight the sailors began to surmise that 1they were approaching some land. 28 And they took soundings, and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and … Continue reading

The Largest Anchor Stock — Paul’s Shipwreck—Part 2

In my earlier post, I wrote of the 11 Anchor Stocks that are currently in storage at the Malta Maritime Museum—and I described how they worked. Among the 11 is the largest ancient anchor stock ever to be discovered! This … Continue reading

Paul’s Shipwreck on Malta: Anchor Stocks—Part 1

During a stay on the Island of Malta where Paul was shipwrecked and then spent 3 months on the island before being transported to Rome for trial (Acts 28:1, 11) one of the highlights was a visit to the Malta … Continue reading

Paul’s Shipwreck on Malta — Final Part

Acts 27:29 And fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak. As noted previously, the captain, sensing that the ship was approaching land, cast off four “storm … Continue reading

Paul’s Shipwreck on Malta — Part 4 — “sensed they were approaching land”

In the book of Acts we read that after spending fourteen days in a storm at sea, at midnight Acts 27:27  . . . the sailors sensed they were approaching land.  28 They took soundings and found that the water … Continue reading

Salina Bay — The Actual Place of Paul’s Shipwreck? — Part 3

Mark Gatt has suggested that Salina Bay, just to the east of Saint Paul’s Bay, is actually the place where the ship carrying the Apostle Paul, and 275 other people, ran aground and was wrecked (see below for bibliography).  Why … Continue reading

Ship Names — Paul’s Shipwreck—Part 3

In two previous posts I shared some images and thoughts on anchor stocks that are in the Malta Maritime Museum.  The final anchor stock that I want to mention is one that actually has Isis—the name of an Egyptian Deity—inscribed … Continue reading

Saint Paul’s Islands — Shipwreck on Malta Part 2

Some have suggested that Saint Paul’s Islands were the place where the ship that the Apostle Paul was on ran aground (Acts 27:6–28:1; see a brief evaluation of some of the evidence at the end of this post). The tip … Continue reading

The Shipwreck of Paul on Malta — Part 1

On our last trip to Malta and Italy, in which we followed in the Footsteps of Paul from His Shipwreck on Malta to His Martyrdom in Rome, we were able to do something very special.  We were able to prevail … Continue reading

Fair Havens (Acts 27:8)

Acts 27 describes Paul’s journey, as a prisoner, from Caesarea in Palestine to Rome. Paul, in the custody of a centurion, sailed W from Cnidus on an Alexandrian grain ship.  the weather forced them to sail on the S side … Continue reading