The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleActs 27:16
And running under a certain island…
Or below a certain
island and hard by, it or under the sea shore of it, where the sea
might be smoother, the wind not being there so strong:
which is called Clauda:
by Ptolomy F24 it is called Claudus, and
was near the island of Crete, and now called Gozo. The Vulgate Latin
and Ethiopic versions, and some copies, read "Cauda"; and there was an
island near to Crete, which was called Gaudos F25, and is thought to be
the place here meant:
we had much work to come by the boat;
which they had with them to go
ashore in, or to betake themselves to in case of shipwreck; and
which in this storm was in danger of being dashed to pieces against
the ship, or lost; and it was with some difficulty that they came at
it, and took it up into the ship.
F24 Geograph. l. 3. c. 17.
F25 Mela, l. 2. c. 7. Plin. l. 4. c. 12.