Melita (Malta) in the Bible
(An important island in the Mediterranean Sea) Paul shipwrecked on the coast of
- Acts 28:1-10 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 3 And 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. 4 And 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. ...
⇒Bible Encyclopedia for MELITA.
⇒See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Melita.