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The Ephesian Pentecost

Before moving on, I wish to say something more about the disciples whom Paul met at Ephesus, when he returned to the province of Asia through the interior regions, after strengthening the Galatian churches he raised up earlier (Acts 18:21-23). When we begin reading Acts 19 we are struck with something new. Luke has Paul meeting with certain disciples before going into the synagogue to preach to the Jews. The oddity is so different from what Paul usually does that it has been suggested that the reading of the occurrence is too difficult, and “If there were any authority in manuscript or ancient versions to omit the episode, one would be inclined to take that course.”[1] Read the rest of this entry »

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