Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)Chapter 27
27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.
27:9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,
Commander of 100 soldiers.
27:17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.
The fast was on the tenth day of the seventh month. Leviticus 23:27,29.
27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
be cast upon the Syrtis.
27:28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.
an angel of the God whose I am, whom also I serve. (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .
27:37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.
One fathom = between 6 and 7 feet.
27:40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.
Some ancient authorities read, about threescore and sixteen souls.
Or, cut the anchors, they left them in the sea, etc.