Meaning of the name: Phoenicia, red; purple. Related names are: Crete
(and others ...)
. The translations of Phenice in 42 languages of the Bible are illustrated in the
below, from Fenice in Spanish
to Beza in Arabic!
Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. (ACT 11:19)
And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. (ACT 15:3)
And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west. (ACT 27:12)