Used of the islands and coastlands of the eastern Mediterranean and, especially by Isaiah, as a more general term indicating distant nations that are called upon to respond to God. Several specific islands are mentioned in the NT.
The islands and coastlands of the Mediterranean
Islands as a symbol of human insignificance before God
Islands as a symbol of distant nations
Islands mentioned in the NT
Cos Ac 21:1
Kios Ac 20:15
Malta Ac 27:39-28:11
Patmos Rev 1:9
Rhodes Ac 21:1
Samos Ac 20:15
Samothrace Ac 16:11
Sicily Ac 28:12 Syracuse was the leading city of Sicily.