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There are art references that cause many to think Paul fell from his horse. One of the most famous of these is Caravaggio’s famous painting titled “Conversion on the Way to Damascus”.(1) In doing some online research on this question, I discovered some interesting information related to this question. Dr. Taylor Marshall points out "Pharisees prayed ...


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Alan Millard says in Discoveries from the Time of Jesus, page 72, that the silver denarius, equal to the Greek drachma, was a good day's wage, which means only the wealthy could afford a trip costing hundreds, or even thousands of denarii. If Acts 18:3 is correct in describing Paul as a tentmaker, he would have been among the very poor of society. This is ...


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A small earthquake like this one was unlikely to have been recorded in the first century. However, if you are looking for evidence for or against this earthquake and the events described in Acts 16:26, then there is literary evidence that suggests the earthquake did not happen, as these events appear to have been a literary creation by the author of Acts. ...


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John Calvin starts by reminding us that Jesus commanded them to begin at Jerusalem (Acts 1:4,8), and says that it makes sense that they would stay there until "being brought into some other place by his hand": But here may a question be asked, forasmuch as they were commanded to preach the gospel throughout the whole world, (Mark 16:16) why they stayed ...


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The dominant two-source hypothesis says that the Gospels of Matthew and Luke were written independently of each other, using material copied from Mark and the hypothetical 'Q' document. At times, the two evangelists had to supplement the material from Mark and Q with further material from other, unknown sources or by making assumptions about what could have ...



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