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Who Was Elymas—Bar Jesus? ~ Part 2

In a previous blog (HERE), I addressed the idea that Elymas, Bar Jesus, was associated in some way with the believing community. He either considered himself to be a Messianic Jew or was considered to be a disciple of Jesus by the believing community. Luke identified him as a false prophet (Acts 13:6), so he was probably not a true disciple of Jesus but was considered a disciple by many in the believing community. The conclusions I have drawn in these last few posts are the result of my reading and agreeing with Dr. Rick Strelan in his scholarly thesis (HERE) that Bar Jesus was considered to be a true disciple of Jesus before his encounter with Saul on Cyprus. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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