They set sail for Asia Minor (Acts 27:2)

“Embarking in a ship

From Adramyttium

That was about to sail

To the ports

Along the coast of Asia,

We put to sea,

Accompanied by Aristarchus,

A Macedonian

From Thessalonica.”

ἐπιβάντες δὲ πλοίῳ Ἀδραμυττηνῷ μέλλοντι πλεῖν εἰς τοὺς κατὰ τὴν Ἀσίαν τόπους ἀνήχθημεν, ὄντος σὺν ἡμῖν Ἀριστάρχου Μακεδόνος Θεσσαλονικέως·

The author of Acts indicated that they embarked on a ship (ἐπιβάντες δὲ πλοίῳ) from Adramyttium (Ἀδραμυττηνῷ), that was about to sail (μέλλοντι πλεῖν) to the ports along the coast of Asia (εἰς τοὺς κατὰ τὴν Ἀσίαν τόπους).  They put to sea (ἀνήχθημεν), accompanied (ὄντος σὺν ἡμῖν) by Aristarchus (Ἀριστάρχου), a Macedonian from Thessalonica (Μακεδόνος Θεσσαλονικέως).  Adramyttium, was an ancient city in Aeolis, in modern-day Turkey. It was located at the head of the Gulf of Adramyttium, near the island of Lesbos.  This ship was headed to the Asia Minor coastal cities.  They set out with Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, who first showed up in chapter 19:29, when he was arrested in Ephesus.  He also was with Paul when they went to Greece and Jerusalem in chapter 20:4 and 21:15-17.  Now, here he was with the author of Acts and Paul on the way to Rome.  He was also mentioned in Colossians, chapter 4:10, and Philemon, chapter 2:4.  Obviously, he was a very close friend of Paul.  Do you have friends who would travel with you when you were arrested?

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