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Acts 17:10

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Paul and Silas at Berea

17:10 The brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Berea 1  at once, during the night. When they arrived, 2  they went to the Jewish synagogue. 3 

Acts 17:14

Context
17:14 Then the brothers sent Paul away to the coast 4  at once, but Silas and Timothy remained in Berea. 5 

1 sn Berea (alternate spelling in NRSV Beroea; Greek Beroia) was a very old city in Macedonia on the river Astraeus about 45 mi (75 km) west of Thessalonica.

map For location see JP1 C1; JP2 C1; JP3 C1; JP4 C1.

2 tn Grk “who arriving there, went to.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, the relative pronoun (οἵτινες, Joitine") has been left untranslated and a new English sentence begun. The participle παραγενόμενοι (paragenomenoi) has been taken temporally.

3 sn See the note on synagogue in 6:9.

4 tn Grk “to the sea.” Here ἕως ἐπὶ τὴν θάλασσαν ({ew" epi thn qalassan) must mean “to the edge of the sea,” that is, “to the coast.” Since there is no mention of Paul taking a ship to Athens, he presumably traveled overland. The journey would have been about 340 mi (550 km).

5 tn Grk “remained there”; the referent (Berea) has been specified in the translation for clarity.



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