Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Acts 8:26

Context
NETBible

Then an angel of the Lord 1  said to Philip, 2  “Get up and go south 3  on the road that goes down from Jerusalem 4  to Gaza.” (This is a desert 5  road.) 6 

XREF

Jos 13:3; Jos 15:47; 2Ki 1:3; 1Ch 22:16; Isa 60:1-22; Zec 9:5; Mt 3:1-3; Lu 3:2-4; Ac 5:19; Ac 10:7,22; Ac 12:8-11,23; Ac 27:23; Heb 1:14

NET © Notes

tn Or “the angel of the Lord.” See the note on the word “Lord” in 5:19.

tn Grk “Lord spoke to Philip, saying.” The redundant participle λέγων (legwn) has not been translated.

tn Or “Get up and go about noon.” The phrase κατὰ μεσημβρίαν (kata meshmbrian) can be translated either “about noon” (L&N 67.74) or “toward the south” (L&N 82.4). Since the angel’s command appears to call for immediate action (“Get up”) and would not therefore need a time indicator, a directional reference (“toward the south”) is more likely here.

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

tn Or “wilderness.”

tn The words “This is a desert road” are probably best understood as a comment by the author of Acts, but it is possible they form part of the angel’s speech to Philip, in which case the verse would read: “Get up and go south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza – the desert road.”

sn The concluding note about the road appears to be a parenthetical note by the author.



TIP #25: What tip would you like to see included here? Click "To report a problem/suggestion" on the bottom of page and tell us. [ALL]
created in 0.04 seconds
powered by bible.org