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Paul Visits Thessalonica

After being asked to leave Philippi by the city magistrates (Acts 16:39), Paul visited Lydia’s home, which had become the first house-church in the city and comforted and encouraged the believing community there. His delay in obeying the city authorities expresses the advantage of his Roman citizenship, which honor had been vindicated through the magistrates’ apology concerning their illegal behavior. Paul left on the Via Egnatia, the main Roman highway connecting Rome with her eastern provinces. The missionary team was probably on horseback and reached Thessalonica in approximately three days with overnight stops at Amphipolis and Apollonia (Acts 17:1), roughly 30 miles per day. Read the rest of this entry »

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