Paul's Missionary Journeys

Mission in Berea

Acts 17:10-15

As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. Acts 17:10

City: "Berea is described by Cicero as an 'out-of-the-way town,'...means. it lay off the Egantian Way. It was about 40 miles west-southwest of Thessalonica, on a tributary of the haliacmon at the foot of Mount Bermios..." (Bruce 1988:327)

Summary: Paul and Silas once again went to the synagogue and began teaching. The Bereans were much more eager to receive the message Paul was giving than those in Thessalonica were. They examined the Scriptures every day to see if what they were saying was true. Many Jews believed as well as many prominant Greek women and several Greek men. When the Jews that had stirred up the crowds against them in Thessalonica found out that they were indeed preaching in Berea, they came there as well, stirring up the crowds against them. Silas and Timothy stayed in Berea, but Paul was sent to the coast. Paul was brought to Athens by the brothers to await the arrival of Silas and Timothy.

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