Publius

Publius (Puhb´lee-uhs)

The chief magistrate of the island of Malta when Paul was cast ashore there by a shipwreck (Acts 28:1). Because Paul healed Publius’s father of fever and dysentery, the people of Malta showed Paul and his companions much kindness (Acts 28:7-10).

Acts 28:1

Paul on the Island of Malta
1After we had reached safety, we then learned that the island was called Malta.

Acts 28:7-10

7Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who received us and entertained us hospitably for t ... View more

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