Do You Know the Way?
Ancient Via Egnatia in Kavala (ancient Neapolis), Philipp Pilhofer, September 2011.

Do You Know the Way?

In my last post I wrapped up the word studies for the chapter, looking at the wicked men recruited from the market place to riot against Paul and his companions, and looking at babbler, the term of derision the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers used to describe Paul. Today we’ll consider…

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Paul’s Encounters in Athens
The Areopagus, or Mars Hill overlooking Athens

Paul’s Encounters in Athens

In Acts 17, we see Paul in three cities: Thessalonica (verses 1-9), Berea (verses 10-14), and Athens (verses 15-34). We’ve already discussed the major figures in the chapter, but there are two more minor individuals, as well as two groups of people, we have not yet considered. Paul encounters these…

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Exciting News!

I have something wonderful to share today, so I’ll interrupt our study of the Berean incident in Acts 17, using this post to deliver my news – my blog is now part of the Bible Gateway's Blogger Grid! I'll tell you more about this grid later, but first let me…

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The Bereans: Who Was Paul?
Facial composite of Paul created by the Landeskriminalamt of North Rhine-Westphalia using historical sources

The Bereans: Who Was Paul?

The question in the title for this blog post may seem like an odd one considering how well known Paul is for anyone who has read the New Testament. After all, 13 of the epistles bear his name, and fully three-quarters of the book of Acts is devoted to the…

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Your Most Important Tool

What would you consider to be your most important Bible study tool? I believe the answer is a good study Bible. I do not mean one that has been labeled a study Bible because of additional material, such as chapter summaries and maps. What I mean is a Bible that…

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