Edremit

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Edremit is a Turkish city on the west coast of Asia Minor, not far from the Greek island Lesbos.

Location: 39.58 N, 27.03 E (decimal degrees)

The Latin name for Edremit is Adramyttium, mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 27:2), as a city of Asia Minor on the coast of Mysia, which in early times was called Æolis. The ship in which Paul embarked at Caesarea belonged to this city (Acts 27:2). He was conveyed in it only to Myra, in Lycia, whence he sailed in an Alexandrian ship to Italy. It was a rare thing for a ship to sail from any port of Palestine direct for Italy. In the 19th century, the name Adramyti was used.

This entry incorporates text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation.
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