Haven (חוֹŠ, choph, Ge 44:13, a sea-side or "coast," as elsewhere rendered; מָחוֹז. machoz', a refuge, hence a harbor, Ps 107:30; λιμἠν, Ac 27:12). The Phoenician part of the coast of Palestine had several fine harbors, SEE PHOENICIA, and some such were also in possession of the Hebrews: such were Caesarea and Joppa (q.v. severally), which were especially made use of for coastwise communication (1 Macc. 14:5,34; Josephus, Ant. 15, 9, 6). The port (מָבוֹא יָם) of Tyre (q.v.) was the most famous on the whole Mediterranean shore (Eze 27:3). A harbor is called אָקרָא in Chaldee, also in Samaritan. SEE NAVIGATION. The Cretan harbor called Fair Havens (q.v.), Καλοἱ Λιμένες, is incidentally mentioned in the N.T. (Ac 27:8). SEE CRETE.

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