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Commentary on The Acts of the Apostles

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22.1–29 : Defense in the Temple and Roman custody.

1 :

Defense is the principal theme of the next chapters ( 24.10; 25.8,16; 26.1–2 ). It has a clear function at the level of the narrative and also allows Luke to defend Paul before readers who may have had questions about him.

3 :

Brought up, educated. Gamaliel, see 5.34n. Zealous, 21.20; in Gal 1.14 as a self‐description of Paul.

4–21 :

Cf. 9.1–18; 26.9–18 .

9 :

In 9.7 the companions heard the voice but saw no one.

14–15 :

What Ananias says here is roughly parallel to what the Lord tells him in 9.15 .

17–21 :

The report of the vision is not given in the other conversion accounts. Paul's commission to the Gentiles is significantly located in the temple.

20 :

See 7.58 .

24 :

Examined by flogging to determine the truth of the matter (2 Cor 11.23 ).

25–29 :

That Paul is a Roman citizen is disclosed at the last moment; see 16.37–38n. In the early part of Claudius's reign citizenship was often purchased for a large sum. The scene increases Paul's status for readers of Acts and reinforces the theme of the compatibility of Christianity and Roman life; there is nothing in Paul's letters to indicate that he was a Roman citizen.

22.30–23.11 : Paul before the Sanhedrin.

The tribune brings him before it to get evidence, not to try him.

22.30 :

The tribune calls for an advisory meeting of the council; see 5.21n.

23.2 :

Ananias, high priest in the reigns of Claudius and Nero, was murdered by rebels about 66 CE.

3 :

Whitewashed wall, cf. Ezek 13.10–15; Mt 23.27 .

5 :

Ex 22.28 . It is strange that Paul does not recognize the high priest.

6 :

Paul as a Pharisee ( 26.5; Phil 3.5 ) realizes he can exploit a difference of opinion between Sadducees and Pharisees over the resurrection (see Josephus, War 2.163–165 ).

8 :

Sadducees denied a resurrection (Mk 12.18 ).

9 :

The Pharisees side with Paul (see 15.5n. ).

10 :

Paul is rescued from mob violence for a second time by an agent of Rome ( 21.33–36 ).

11 :

A vision (cf. 18.9–10 ) provides assurance that martyrdom will not occur in Jerusalem ( 21.13 ).

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