After paul left the thessalonians, they continued to experience trouble. Now the berean jews were of more noble character than those in thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the scriptures every day to see if what paul said was true. The jews assaulted his house in order to seize paul, but failing to find him, they dragged jason before the ruler of the city acts 17. It was the capital of one of the four roman districts of macedonia, and was ruled by a praetor. All youre youre ready and im doing it from the new king james version. After a successful time in the synagogue in thessalonica, charges are made against paul before the local roman authorities acts 17. Macedonia was made a single province with thessalonica as capital. Acts chapter 17 it s talking about these jews who have turned the world upside down saying that there is another king, one jesus like today with false pictures of jesus it troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. This is being aired by permission of the holder litchfield associates, all. Aristachus and secundus of thessalonica believers labored with st. Paul visited thessalonica with silas and timothy during his second missionary journey, and introduced christianity there.
Acts facts people, places, and verse by verse study. Before acts 21, evangelization of the gentiles often happened providentially. They are all defying caesars decrees, saying that there is another king, one called jesus. Consider that question as you ponder how this chapter applies to you as a christian. Wherefore we would have come unto you, even i paul, once and again. Paul visited thessalonica when enemies were chasing him from town to town acts 1617. Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the jews. Each place is located on a map and then we note the people and events associated with that place. The practical result is paul and silass forced departure from thessalonica. King james bible dictionary reference list thessalonica. They round up the idle scoundrels from the agora and cause a riot.
Thessalonica thessaloniki was founded around 315 b. We look at the places mentioned in acts, taking them in alphabetical order. Acts 17 new international version niv in thessalonica. Thessalonica holman bible dictionary bible dictionary. Following their release from prison in philippi, paul and silas. Acts 17 in depth versebyverse bible study and commentary of acts chapter 17 in plain english. Thessalonica also thessalonike was an ancient city of macedon in northern greece which today is the city of thessaloniki. Preaching christ at thessalonica now when they had passed through amphipolis and apollonia, they came to thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the jews. The epistle is attributed to paul the apostle, and is addressed to the church in thessalonica. The book of acts kjv audio bible full by alexander. His feast day is july 12 in the roman catholic church, april 28 in the. As i continue to read the book of acts, i am inclined to conclude that paul.
Reading acts some thoughts on the book of acts and. The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early christian tradition uniformly affirmed that luke composed this book as well as the gospel of luke. These were more noble than those in thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. The first and second epistles to the thessalonians were written in corinth after timothy offered a good report concerning the welfare of the church. As i understand the development of the book of acts, pauls ministry is predominantly jewish, up until his final visit to jerusalem, which resulted in his rejection and accusation by the jews there and his appeal to rome acts 2126. After the fall of constantinople to the crusaders in 1204, boniface of montferrat, the leader of the crusade, was expected by both the crusaders and the defeated byzantines to become the new. Acts 17 niv in thessalonica when paul and his bible gateway.
Some scholars hold that the first epistle to the thessalonians is the first written book of the new testament. This summary of the book of 1 thessalonians provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of 1 thessalonians. Paul and silas are forced to escape from thessalonica under the cover of night. If a person truly studies the scriptures with an open mind and heart to receive the truth, god will reveal that truth to you.
Commentary for the july 21, 2012 sabbath school lesson the goat became very great, but at the height of its power the large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven. It records the second missionary journey of paul, together with silas and timothy. The image credits at the end of the book indicates all illustrations are public domain except for seventeen, and seven of the image credits listed are from. Jan 29, 2018 one of those churches was in the port city of thessalonica, the capital of the roman province of macedonia. Thessalonica definition and meaning bible dictionary. This was the arrangement until the third and fourth century of our era, when four provinces were again formed. This commentary on acts 17 treats pauls visit to athens and his sermon to the areopagus. Acts 17 nasb paul at thessalonica now when they bible.
Its initial chapters describe the churchs founding and early years. The book of 1 thessalonians read by alexander scourby. The first epistle to the thessalonians, commonly referred to as first thessalonians or 1 thessalonians, is a pauline epistle of the new testament of the christian bible. Thessalonica s location and use as a port made it a prominent city. Nevertheless, this is an intriguing book which will be helpful for tracking pauls missionary journeys as one reads through the book of acts. The book of acts is a key historical record of what the early church believed and practiced.
The king named the city after his wife thessalonike, who was alexander the greats halfsister. Now when they had passed through amphipolis and apollonia, they came to thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the jews 17. The book of 1 thessalonians kjv audio bible full by. He was apparently one of the kinsmen of paul romans 16. Jan 18, 2019 remember that we began our study hoping to learn why the bereans were more nobleminded than those in thessalonica acts 17. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the jews. Thessalonica was founded by king kassandros in 315bc see map 24. It calls for a repentance that means bowing to king jesus in total allegiance. His person and goods were interposed to shield the apostle from the rabble, a. The lesson title is thessalonica in pauls day and theyre going to be covering a little kaleidoscope of verses but we have a memory verse and the memory verse is from corinthians 9, verse 19 corinthians 9. Macedonia was the former kingdom of alexander the great he wanted one world domination and enlightenment with the culture of greece. Thessalonica was located at the intersection of two major roman roads, one leading from italy eastward ignatia way and the other from the danube to the aegean. Acts shows what the early church believed and practiced. Granted, he often left one town and went to another because of strong persecution on the part of unbelievers often.
And the people of berea were more openminded than those in thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to pauls message. Paul and the early church were not at odds with the laws of the old testament. Jan, 2020 holiness, love, and future hope is the themes of this book. It is usually maintained that the earlier name of thessalonica was therma or therme, a town mentioned both by herodotus vii. King james bible king james version kjv search the bible select a book. Now when they had passed through amphipolis and apollonia, they came to thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the jews. Mar 15, 2019 after a successful time in the synagogue in thessalonica, charges are made against paul before the local roman authorities acts 17. Entry for thessalonica holman bible dictionary one of 28 bible dictionaries freely available, this readable and easy to use dictionary takes advantage of the finest modern bible scholarship. Now, pauls move from philippi to thessalonica may illustrate one of his principles of action and that was a preference for centers of population.
Acts 17 is the seventeenth chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian bible. Constables notes on 1 thessalonians 2020 edition could have been his first inspired epistle. Jason of thessalonica was a jewish convert and early christian believer mentioned in the new testament in acts 17. The evangelization of thessalonica and berea acts 17. It is helpful to trace the locations of paul and his companions that relate to the thessalonian correspondence. And paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasone. In 168 bc it became the capital of the second district of macedonia and later it was made the capital and major. And paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, acts 17. Acts 17, new king james version nkjv the bible app. It is usually maintained that the earlier name of thessalonica was therma or. Reference list thessalonica king james bible dictionary.
They rush to the home of jason one of the believers with whom paul was staying and drag him before the roman magistrates. If the book of acts were a work of fiction designed to portray paul as. Although the persecutors had been the real disturbers of public order, the gospel always has an unsettling, even revolutionary effect on those who hear it. But when the jews of thessalonica had knowledge that the word of god was preached of paul at berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.
As i continue to read the book of acts, i am inclined to conclude that paul was a man who was constantly in a hurry. The boundaries of the actual kingdom of thessalonica seem to have extended only up to domokos, pharsalus, and velestino. The record from the book of acts couldnt be clearer. All kjv books old testament only new testament only apocrypha only. End notes bsf study questions acts lesson 18, day 2. And paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures. He seems also to have been with him at corinth, five years afterwards, romans 16. Going to thessalonica transferred the ministry of the gospel to western civilization. Acts 17 new king james version nkjv preaching christ at thessalonica. He that will cure, the host of paul and silas in thessalonica.
One of those churches was in the port city of thessalonica, the capital of the roman province of macedonia. Jason is venerated as a saint in catholic and orthodox traditions. Their destination was thessalonica, the capital of macedonia. Paul at thessalonica, or triumphs and troubles of ministry. Thessalonica was the capital of the second district. According to tradition, jason is numbered among the seventy disciples. Then paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three sabbaths reasoned with them from the scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, this jesus whom i. Seeing this, the king of corfu threw them into prison where they converted seven other. Acts 17 nkjv preaching christ at thessalonica now bible. The kingdom of thessalonica was a shortlived crusader state founded after the fourth crusade over conquered byzantine lands in macedonia and thessaly. The first scene of the apostles work at thessalonica was the synagogue. Made capital of the roman province of macedon, the city flourished due to its location on the major trade route to the east and continued to thrive as one of the most important cities in the byzantine empire. Thessalonica international standard bible encyclopedia. And so, i encourage you as we are going through the book of acts, to read the apostles letters to the particular churches that are mentioned in the acts.403 619 24 1529 1405 1329 225 1404 743 434 346 1098 257 1168 910 689 1290 851 486 325 408 1162 1052 884 761 1107 1246 1407 488 1134