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Acts 9:25

Context
9:25 But his disciples took him at night and let him down through an opening 1  in the wall by lowering him in a basket. 2 

Acts 9:30

Context
9:30 When the brothers found out about this, they brought him down to Caesarea 3  and sent him away to Tarsus.

1 tn The opening in the wall is not specifically mentioned here, but the parallel account in 2 Cor 11:33 mentions a “window” or “opening” (θυρίς, quris) in the city wall through which Paul was lowered. One alternative to introducing mention of the opening is to translate Acts 9:25 “they let him down over the wall,” as suggested in L&N 7.61. This option is not employed by many translations, however, because for the English reader it creates an (apparent) contradiction between Acts 9:25 and 2 Cor 11:33. In reality the account here is simply more general, omitting the detail about the window.

2 tn On the term for “basket” used here, see BDAG 940 s.v. σπυρίς.

3 sn Caesarea was a city on the coast of Palestine, south of Mount Carmel (not Caesarea Philippi). See the note on Caesarea in Acts 10:1.

map For location see Map2 C1; Map4 B3; Map5 F2; Map7 A1; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.



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