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Acts 17:13-15

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17:13 But when the Jews from Thessalonica 1  heard that Paul had also proclaimed the word of God 2  in Berea, 3  they came there too, inciting 4  and disturbing 5  the crowds. 17:14 Then the brothers sent Paul away to the coast 6  at once, but Silas and Timothy remained in Berea. 7  17:15 Those who accompanied Paul escorted him as far as Athens, 8  and after receiving an order for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they left. 9 

1 sn Thessalonica was a city in Macedonia (modern Salonica).

2 tn Grk “that the word of God had also been proclaimed by Paul.” This passive construction has been converted to an active one in the translation for stylistic reasons.

3 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.

4 tn BDAG 911 s.v. σαλεύω 2 has “incite” for σαλεύοντες (saleuonte") in Acts 17:13.

sn Inciting. Ironically, it was the Jews who were disturbing the peace, not the Christians.

5 tn Or “stirring up” (BDAG 990-91 s.v. ταράσσω 2). The point is the agitation of the crowds.

6 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).

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

8 map For location see JP1 C2; JP2 C2; JP3 C2; JP4 C2.

9 sn They left. See 1 Thess 3:1-2, which shows they went from here to Thessalonica.



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