There are over 50 nautical words or terms in the 27th chapter of Acts. I would just like to
sometime get all those nautical terms down and give you a piece of paper with all 52 or 53
terms on it. I think we closed with verse 8 the last time, so tonight we go with verse 9.
“now” - already
“the fast” - the fast was the atonement. It was the day of Atonement and the Day of Atonement
was always the 10th day of the 7th month. The reason this is recorded here is because they
registered their days by the fast - like we say January 1st.
According to history, the middle of September to November is a really dangerous period to
travel by ship in this area. This fast perhaps occurred, according to the best of my reckoning,
about October the 5th.
Publication Date: 01-18-1977
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