When 1 they heard 2 this they became enraged 3 and began to shout, 4 “Great is Artemis 5 of the Ephesians!”
1Sa 5:3-5; 1Ki 18:26-29; Ps 2:2; Isa 41:5-7; Jer 50:38; Ac 7:54; Ac 16:19-24; Ac 19:34,35; Ac 21:28-31; Re 12:12; Re 13:4; Re 17:13
|NET © Notes||
1 tn Grk “And when.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.
2 tn Grk “And hearing.” The participle ἀκούσαντες (akousante") has been taken temporally.
3 tn Grk “they became filled with rage” (an idiom). The reaction of the Ephesians here is like that of the Jews earlier, though Luke referred to “zeal” or “jealousy” in the former case (Acts 7:54).
4 tn Grk “and began shouting, saying.” The imperfect verb ἔκραζον (ekrazon) has been translated as an ingressive imperfect. The participle λέγοντες (legontes) is redundant in English and has not been translated.
5 sn Artemis was a Greek goddess worshiped particularly in Asia Minor, whose temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was located just outside the city of Ephesus.