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1 sn Ephesus was an influential city in Asia Minor. It was the location of the famous temple of Artemis. In 334
2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Paul) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “left them”; the referents (Priscilla and Aquila) have been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Grk “going”; the participle εἰσελθών (eiselqwn) has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.
5 sn See the note on synagogue in 6:9.
6 tn Although the word διελέξατο (dielexato; from διαλέγομαι, dialegomai) is frequently translated “reasoned,” “disputed,” or “argued,” this sense comes from its classical meaning where it was used of philosophical disputation, including the Socratic method of questions and answers. However, there does not seem to be contextual evidence for this kind of debate in Acts 18:19. As G. Schrenk (TDNT 2:94-95) points out, “What is at issue is the address which any qualified member of a synagogue might give.” Other examples of this may be found in the NT in Matt 4:23 and Mark 1:21.