What does Samos mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
σάμον an island off that part of Asia Minor where Ionia touches Caria. 1

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   1 an island off that part of Asia Minor where Ionia touches Caria.
   Additional Information: Samos = “a sandy bluff”.
   

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Samos
An island in the AEgean Sea, which Paul passed on his voyage from Assos to Miletus (Acts 20:15 ), on his third missionary journey. It is about 27 miles long and 20 broad, and lies about 42 miles south-west of Smyrna.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Samos,
a Greek island off that part of Asia Minor where Ionia touches Caria. Samos comes before our notice in the detailed account of St. Paul's return from his third missionary journey. (Acts 20:15 )
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Samos
(Σάμος)
Samos is one of the fairest and most fertile islands of the aegean, 27 miles long from E. to W. and 14 miles at its greatest breadth, separated from the mainland by the strait of Mycale (the Little Boghaz), seven stadia in width, in which the Greek fleet gained a great victory over the Persians in 479 b.c. The island attained its highest prosperity in the days of Polycrates, and held for a time the naval supremacy of the aegean. It was the birthplace of Pythagoras, and a Samian mariner, ‘not without divine direction’ (Herod. iv. 152), was the first to sail beyond the Pillars of Hercules. Its chief city, also called Samos, was a libera civitas in St. Paul’s time. Situated in the S.E. of the island, it had the largest temple Herodotus ever saw (iii. 60), and disputed with Smyrna and Ephesus the title ‘first city of Ionia.’ There were many Jews in the island (1 Maccabees 15:23), which was visited by Herod in a.d. 14 (Jos. Ant. XVI. ii. 2).
In a voyage down the aegean the ship in which St. Paul was sailing left Chios on a Wednesday morning, ‘struck across to Samos’-here probably the island is meant-and rounded either the west or the east extremity. The Revised Version rendering, ‘touched at Samos,’ conveys the idea of a stoppage, which is not implied in the Greek (παρεβάλομεν εἰς Σάμον, Acts 20:15). Probably the attempt was made to get as far as Miletus the same day, but when Trogyllium, a promontory 5 miles E. of the city of Samos, was reached, the aegean N. wind apparently died away, as it generally does in the late afternoon throughout the summer months, and the passage had to be completed next day with the aid of the fresh breeze that springs up in the early morning. The clause in the Bezan text regarding Trogyllium, which is found in the Authorized Version but relegated to the margin of the Revised Version , was in all probability omitted by the scribes of the great uncials under the mistaken notion that a night had been spent at the city of Samos, and that a second anchorage only 5 miles farther east was out of the question.
Literature.-Strabo, XIV. i. 12-18; H. P. Tozer, The Islands of the aegean, 1890; W. M. Ramsay, St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman Citizen, 1895, p. 293 f.
James Strahan.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Samos
(ssay' mahss) Place name meaning, “height.” Small island (only 27 miles long) located in the Aegean Sea about a mile off the coast of Asia Minor near the peninsula of Trogyllium. In the strait between Samos and the mainland, the Greeks defeated the Persian fleet about 479 B.C. and turned the tide of power in the Ancient Near East. Traveling from Jerusalem to Rome, Paul's ship either put in at Samos or anchored just offshore (Acts 20:15 ).
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Samos
Here the apostle Paul in his voyage landed; (see Acts 20:15) It was an island of the Archipelago.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Samos
("a height".) (especially by the sea shore.) An island off the boundary line between Ionia and Caria, three or four miles from the mainland. Mentioned in Paul's return from his third missionary journey (Acts 20:15), on his way from Chios to Miletus. He spent the night at the anchorage of Trogyllium in the strait between Samos and the extremity of the ridge of Mycale on the mainland. The Greeks conquered the Persians in the sea fight of Mycale, B.C. 479.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Samos
An island in the AEgean Sea, a few miles south-west of Ephesus, only incidently mentioned in the return of Paul's third missionary journey. Acts 20:15 . It is still called Samos.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Samos
Full of gravel
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Samos
Samos (sâ'mos), a height. An island in the Ægean Sea, a few miles from the main land, and 42 miles southwest of Smyrna. The island is 27 miles long, ten miles wide, and has an area of 165 square miles. It was the seat of Juno-worship, the birthplace of Pythagoras, and noted for its valuable pottery. Paul visited the island on his third missionary journey. Acts 20:15. Samos was then the capital of the island.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Samos
An island of the Archipelago, on the coast of Asia Minor, opposite Lydia, from which it is separated by a narrow strait. The island was devoted to the worship of Juno, who had there a magnificent temple, fragments of which still exist. It was also celebrated for its valuable potteries, and as the birthplace of Pythagoras. The Romans wrote to the governor in favor of the Jews in the time of Simon Maccabaeus. Paul landed here when going to Jerusalem, A. D. 58, Acts 20:15 . It now contains about fifty thousand inhabitants; and though ill-cultivated, is fruitful in oranges, grapes, and olives, and exports corn and wine.

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Samian - ) Of or pertaining to the island of Samos. ) A native or inhabitant of Samos
Trogyl'l-Ium - is the rocky extremity of the ridge of Mycale, exactly opposite Samos. [1]
Chios - An island in the Archipelago, between Lesbos and Samos, on the coast of Asia Minor, now called Scio. Paul passed this way as he sailed southward from Mitylene to Samos, Acts 20:15
Trogyllium - It runs out into the sea just opposite the island of Samos, from which it is separated by a channel less than a mile wide (Strabo, XIV. Paul’s ship, after leaving its anchorage at Chios, struck across to Samos, and, having tarried at Trogyllium, came the following day to Miletus. The reason for their omission may have been either the mistaken idea in the mind of the copyists that the text located Trogyllium in Samos, or the difficulty of imagining two night-stoppages, one in the harbour of Samos and another at Trogyllium, which is only 4 or 5 miles from Samos. But a night spent at Samos is quite imaginary, for the nautical term παρεβάλομεν does not mean ‘arrived at’ (Authorized Version ) or ‘touched at’ (Revised Version ). All that it implies is a crossing from one point to another; and, while Samos was merely sighted and passed, Trogyllium was the resting-place
Samos - In the strait between Samos and the mainland, the Greeks defeated the Persian fleet about 479 B. Traveling from Jerusalem to Rome, Paul's ship either put in at Samos or anchored just offshore (Acts 20:15 )
Samos - Samos (sâ'mos), a height. Samos was then the capital of the island
Beth-Baalmaveth - Under this name is mentioned, in ( Nehemiah 7:28 ) only, the town of Benjamin which is elsewhere called AZMAVETH and BETH-SAMOS
Trogyllium - Paul’s ship, after touching at Samos, and before putting in at Miletus, ‘tarried at Trogyllium. Trogyllium is a promontory which projects from the mainland and overlaps the eastern extremity of Samos, so as to form a strait less than a mile wide
Samos - It is still called Samos
Samos, - Samos comes before our notice in the detailed account of St
Trogyllium - The name of a town and promontory of Ionia, in Asia Minor, between Ephesus and the mouth of the Meander, opposite to Samos
Trogyllium - (troh jeel' lih uhm) Promontory on the west coast of Asia Minor less than one mile across the strait from Samos, a stopping place on Paul's return to Jerusalem according to the Western text of Acts 20:15
Samothracia - It was anciently called Samos; and in order to distinguish it from the other Samos, the epithet Thracian was added
Trogyllium - City in Caria in the south-west of Asia Minor, and opposite the island Samos
Samos - (Σάμος)...
Samos is one of the fairest and most fertile islands of the aegean, 27 miles long from E. Its chief city, also called Samos, was a libera civitas in St. Paul was sailing left Chios on a Wednesday morning, ‘struck across to Samos’-here probably the island is meant-and rounded either the west or the east extremity. The Revised Version rendering, ‘touched at Samos,’ conveys the idea of a stoppage, which is not implied in the Greek (παρεβάλομεν εἰς Σάμον, Acts 20:15). of the city of Samos, was reached, the aegean N. The clause in the Bezan text regarding Trogyllium, which is found in the Authorized Version but relegated to the margin of the Revised Version , was in all probability omitted by the scribes of the great uncials under the mistaken notion that a night had been spent at the city of Samos, and that a second anchorage only 5 miles farther east was out of the question
Samothracia - This Thracian Samos was passed by Paul on his voyage from Troas to Neapolis (Acts 16:11 ) on his first missionary journey
Chios - Now Scio, an island of the Archipelago, near which Paul passed going from Mitylene, in Lesbos, to Samos, between which two islands it lay, 32 miles long, from 8 miles to 18 miles wide; mountainous, beautiful, and fertile
Samos - He spent the night at the anchorage of Trogyllium in the strait between Samos and the extremity of the ridge of Mycale on the mainland
Trogyllium - A small town at the foot of Mycale promontory, opposite the island Samos
Samothrace - (Σαμοθράκη, the ‘Thracian Samos,’ in Homer Σάμος Θρηικίη; still called Samothraki)...
Samothrace is an island about 30 miles S. Samos is probably a Semitic (Phcenician) word, from the root shamah, ‘to be high’ (see W
Pat'Mos, - (Revelation 1:9 ) a rugged and bare island in the AEgean Sea, 20 miles south of Samos and 24 west of Asia Minor
Mitylene - He was there on a dark moonless night; a good reason for passing the night there, and waiting daylight for the intricate passages southward to Chios and Samos (Acts 20:14-15)
Patmos - of Samos, 24 W
Island - Patmos is an island off the coast of Ionia west of Samos (Revelation 1:9 ). Samos is an island located off the Ionian coast twelve miles southwest of Ephesus (Acts 20:15 )
Christopher, a Martyr of Universal Fame - James, according to the common Western use, in his Martyrologium : "At Samos in Licia
Patmos - It lies between Samos and Naxos, about forty miles west by south from the promontory of Miletus; and contains at present some four thousand inhabitants, mostly Greeks
Epicureans - A sect of philosophers which derived its origin from Epicurus, of Athenian descent, but born in Samos 341 b
Chios - Next day she struck across the open sea (παρεβάλομεν) for Samos
Patmos - (Πάτμος)...
Patmos, one of the group of islands named the Sporades, lies in that part of the aegean Sea which the Greeks called the Icarian, and is visible on the right as one sails from Samos to Cos. Guérin, Description de l’ile de Patmos et de l’ile de Samos, Paris, 1856; H
Firmilianus (1), Bishop of Caesarea - 266, in the first synod held to try Paul of Samosata, and visited Antioch twice on this business ( Concil. Samos
Eph'Esus - (permitted ), the capital of the Roman province of Asia, and an illustrious city in the district of Ionia, nearly opposite the island of Samos
Epicureans - ...
Epicureanism took its name from its founder Epicurus, who was born in the island of Samos in the year b
Epicureanism - on the Greek island of Samos
Bear - Here dwelt the man divine whom Samos bore
Asia - 27); but the Troad and the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Patmos, and Cos should be added
Miletus - ...
If his ship sailed from Samos (or Trogyllium, according to D) early in the day, and thus took advantage of the northerly breeze which rises in the aegean every morning during the summer and dies away in the afternoon, he would reach Miletus, 25 (or 20) miles distant, before noon
Epicureans - , probably at Samos, an island off the coast of Asia Minor, and lived about 70 years. His father Neocles was an Athenian, who had gone to Samos as a colonist after the Greeks had expelled a large number of the natives
Library - , Peisistratus of Athens and Polycrates of Samos, were the first Greeks to gather libraries
Joannes (520), Monk And Author - The Pratum (185) records a visit to Samos
Paulus of Samosata, Patriarch of Antioch - Paulus (9) of Samosata, patriarch of Antioch, a. His designation indicates that he was a native of Samosata, the royal city of Syria, where he may have become known to Zenobia, queen of Palmyra, through whom Cave and others ascribe his advancement to the highest post in the Syrian church. ...
The teaching of Paul of Samosata was a development of that of Artemon, with whose heresy it is uniformly identified by early writers. Newman regards Paul of Samos "the founder of a school rather than of a sect" (Arians , p. A body, called after him Paulianists, or Pauliani, or Samosatensians, existed in sufficient numbers at the time of the council of Nicaea for the enactment of a canon requiring their rebaptism and the reordination of their clergy on their return to the Catholic church, on the ground that orthodox formulas were used with a heterodox meaning (Canon. The many references to them in the writings of Athanasius show that for a considerable period after the Nicene council it was felt necessary for Catholics to controvert the Samosatene's errors, and for semi-Arians to disown complicity in them (Athan
Sibylline Oracles - But they had become too important for the purposes of religion to be lost, and a commission of three State officials replaced them by a fresh collection of a thousand verses, gathered from Erythrae, Samos, Ilium, Africa, Sicily, and elsewhere
Physician - Later, at Athens, he received £406; later still, at Samos under Polykrates, £480
Proverbs - Pythagoras of Samos (b
Roads And Travel - We next hear of him at Athens (arrived 25th June, left 6th July), On 6th July he sailed from the Piraeus, the harbour of Athens, to Zoster, from there on 8th July to Ceos, on 9th July to Gyaros, on the 10th to Syros, on the 11th to Delos, He then went by Samos to Ephesus (arrived 22nd July, departed 26th July)
Paul - Coasting along by Mitylene, Chios, Samos and Trogyllium, they arrived at Miletus
Egypt - This king, although he made alliances with Crœsus of Lydia, Polycrates of Samos, and Battus of Cyrene during a reign of 46 years, devoted himself to promoting the internal prosperity of Egypt