Acts Chapter 27
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Question & things to think about from chapter 27
 
1)   Find a map of the Mediterranean and locate the various places that are mentioned: Sidon, Cyprus, Cilicia, Pamphylia, Myra in Lycia, Cnidus, Salmone, Fair Havens, Lasea, Cauda, and, though it is not named yet, Malta, which is where they end up shipwrecked. Place names change, so you may need to research what these places are called now. 

2)   So often, our author has given us very brief summaries of Paul’s travels with very few details. Why do you suppose that here he gives us such a long and detailed account? Is he just trying to entertain his readers or is there a serious point here?
 
3)   Reading the account of the storm, one is struck by Paul’s attitude. He seems far less a prisoner and far more like the one who is (or should be) in charge! How do the interactions of the various groups strike you (Paul and his companions, the Romans, the ship’s crew, the other passengers)?
 
4)   In verse 37 in the text used by the ESV, it mentions that there were 276 persons on the ship. There are other manuscripts that put the number at 76 (or “about 76”). Does the larger number seem reasonable, given the kinds of ship available?