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27:14 tempestuous wind. The “tempestuous” (literally, “typhonic”) wind was not unusual for that time of year. It was characterized by fierce whirling of the clouds and ocean, its name meaning literally “north wind-east wind.” They had been trying to sail along the coast of Crete to reach the harbor of Phenice (i.e., Phoenix), but the sudden storm drove them out into the open sea.

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