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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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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