Paul's Missionary Journeys

Journey to Tyre

Acts 21:1-3

We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. Acts 21:3b

City: "One of the most ancient towns on the Phoenician coast...Tyre played a significant role in the political and economical history of greco-Roman Palestine. Under Antiochus IV Epiphanes, rapid Hellenization influenced Tyre...A number of pagan and Christian scholars came from or were associated with the city...Trade in purple dye and purple-dyed clothing no doubt aided Tyre during the Greco-Roman period, as remains of abundant shells located near the city indicate." (Freedman:Volume 6:686,691)

Summary: Paul stayed with the believers here for seven days. Through the spirit, they tried to convince Paul not to go on to Jerusalem, but when the time came he continued on his way. All of the disciples and their wives and children accompanied him out of the city, kneeling and praying for his safety.

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