22,24 Ps 107:28-30 Am 9:9 Joh 6:39,40 2Co 1:8-10 1Pe 4:18
Melita, now Malta, the island on which Paul and his companions
were cast, is situate in the Mediterranean sea, about fifty
miles from the coast of Sicily, towards Africa; and is one
immense rock of soft white free-stone, twenty miles long,
twelve in its greatest breadth, and sixty in circumference.
Some, however, with the learned Jacob Bryant, are of opinion
that this island was Melita in the Adriatic gulf, near
Illyricum; but it may be sufficient to observe, that the
course of the Alexandrian ship, first to Syracuse and then to
Rhegium, proves that it was the present Malta, as the proper
course from the Illyrian Melita would have been first to
Rhegium, before it reached Syracuse, to which indeed it need
not have gone at all.