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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Λιμήν (Strong'S #3040 — Noun Masculine — limen — lee-mane' )

is mentioned in  Acts 27:8 , "Fair Havens," and  Acts 27:12; for the first of these see Fair. The first mention in the Bible is in   Genesis 49:13 (se RV marg.).

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( v. t.) To shelter, as in a haven.

(2): ( n.) A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum.

(3): ( n.) A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port.

King James Dictionary [3]

HA'VEN,n. ha'vn.

1. A harbor; a port; a bay, recess or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river which affords good anchorage and a safe station for ships; any place in which ships can be sheltered by the land from the force of tempests and a violent sea. 2. A shelter; an asylum; a place of safety.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [4]

 Psalm 107:30 Acts 27 12 Ezekiel 27:3 Acts 27:8

Holman Bible Dictionary [5]

 Genesis 49:13 Psalm 107:30 Isaiah 23:10Fair Havens

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [6]

hā´v ' n ((1) חוף , ḥōph (  Genesis 49:13 , the Revised Version margin "beach";  Judges 5:17 , the Revised Version margin "shore," the King James Version "seashore," the King James Version margin "port"); elsewhere "sea-shore" ( Deuteronomy 1:7;  Joshua 9:1;  Jeremiah 47:7 ) or "sea coast" ( Ezekiel 25:16 ); from root חפף , ḥāphaph , "to wash" or "to lave"; compare Arabic ḥaffa , "to rub"; and ḥaffat , "border"; Ḥufûf , in Eastern Arabia; (2) מחוז , māḥōz ( Psalm 107:30 ); (3) λιμήν , limḗn ( Acts 27:12 bis ); also Fair Havens, καλοὶ λιμένες , kaloı́ liménes ( Acts 27:8 )): While the Greek limēn is "harbor," the Hebrew ḥoph is primarily "shore." There is no harbor worthy of the name on the shore of Palestine South of Ḥaifa . Indeed there is no good natural harbor on the whole coast of Syria and Palestine. The promontories of Carmel, Beirût and Tripolis afford shelter from the prevalent southwest wind, but offer no refuge from the fury of a northern gale. On rocky shores there are inlets which will protect sail boats at most times, but the ships of the ancients were beached in rough weather, and small craft are so treated at the present time. See illustration under Bithynia , p. 483.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [7]

( חוֹ , Choph,  Genesis 44:13, a Sea-Side or "coast," as elsewhere rendered; מָחוֹז . Machoz', a Refuge, hence a harbor,  Psalms 107:30; Λιμἠν ,  Acts 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 Maccabees 14:5;  1 Maccabees 14:34; Josephus, Ant. 15, 9, 6). The port ( מָבוֹא יָם ) of Tyre (q.v.) was the most famous on the whole Mediterranean shore ( Ezekiel 27:3). A harbor is called אָקְרָא in Chaldee, also in Samaritan. (See Navigation). The Cretan harbor called Fair Havens (q.v.), Καλοἱ Λιμένες , is incidentally mentioned in the N.T. ( Acts 27:8). (See Crete).