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[fair-hey-vuh n] /ˈfɛərˌheɪ vən/
a city in SE Massachusetts. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On this voyage they touched at fair havens, tried to reach Phenice and had fourteen days of storm.

    The Bible Period by Period Josiah Blake Tidwell
  • The ship, we must remember, had with much difficulty arrived safely at the "fair havens" in Crete.

    "Granny's Chapters" Lady Mary Ross
fair havens in the Bible

a harbour in the south of Crete, some 5 miles to the east of which was the town of Lasea (Acts 27:8). Here the ship of Alexandria in which Paul and his companions sailed was detained a considerable time waiting for a favourable wind. Contrary to Paul's advice, the master of the ship determined to prosecute the voyage, as the harbour was deemed incommodious for wintering in (9-12). The result was that, after a stormy voyage, the vessel was finally wrecked on the coast of Malta (27:40-44).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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