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Acts 19:22

19:22 So after sending 1  two of his assistants, 2  Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, 3  he himself stayed on for a while in the province of Asia. 4 

1 tn The aorist participle ἀποστείλας (aposteila") has been taken temporally reflecting action antecedent to that of the main verb (ἐπέσχεν, epescen).

2 tn Grk “two of those who ministered to him.”

3 sn Macedonia was the Roman province of Macedonia in Greece.

4 tn Grk “Asia”; in the NT this always refers to the Roman province of Asia, made up of about one-third of the west and southwest end of modern Asia Minor. Asia lay to the west of the region of Phrygia and Galatia. The words “the province of” are supplied to indicate to the modern reader that this does not refer to the continent of Asia.

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