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Acts 20:4

Context
20:4 Paul 1  was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, 2  Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, 3  Gaius 4  from Derbe, 5  and Timothy, as well as Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia. 6 

Acts 20:16

Context
20:16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus 7  so as not to spend time 8  in the province of Asia, 9  for he was hurrying 10  to arrive in Jerusalem, 11  if possible, 12  by the day of Pentecost.

1 tn Grk “He”; the referent (Paul) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 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) from Thessalonica.

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

3 tn Grk “of the Thessalonians.”

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

4 tn Grk “and Gaius,” but this καί (kai) has not been translated since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.

5 sn Derbe was a city in Lycaonia about 30 mi (50 km) southeast of Lystra.

map For location see JP1 E2; JP2 E2; JP3 E2.

6 tn Grk “the Asians Tychicus and Trophimus.” In the NT “Asia” 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.

7 map For location see JP1 D2; JP2 D2; JP3 D2; JP4 D2.

8 tn Grk “so that he might not have to spend time.” L&N 67.79 has “ὅπως μὴ γένηται αὐτῷ χρονοτριβῆσαι ἐν τῇ ᾿Ασίᾳ ‘so as not to spend any time in the province of Asia’ Ac 20:16.”

9 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.

10 tn Or “was eager.”

11 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

12 tn Grk “if it could be to him” (an idiom).



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