"the chief man of the island of Malta (Acts 28:7), who" courteously entertained Paul and his shipwrecked companions for "three days, till they found a more permanent place of residence;" "for they remained on the island for three months, till the" "stormy season had passed. The word here rendered "chief man" "(protos) is supposed by some to be properly a Maltese term, the" official title of the governor.

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