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“Paul Arrested”, Acts 21:27) And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him, Mark 10:30; 1Thessalonians 2;14, 16. 28) Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the Temple, and hath polluted this Holy place. John 15:20; 1Peter 2:12. 29) (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the Temple.) 2Timothy 4:20. 30) And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the Temple: and forthwith the doors were shut. 31) And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. 32) Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul. 33) They the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done. 34) And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to carried into the castle. 35) And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people. 36) For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him. John 19:15. 37) And as Paul was to led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou (Paul) speak Greek? 38) Art not thou that Egyptian (A.D. 55-54), which before these days madest an uproar and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers? 39) But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people. 40) And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – *Paul had been warned of the trouble awaiting him in Jerusalem by the prophet Agabus (v10-11) and yet he cooperated with James, the Lord’s half-brother and the Elders and took the Nazirite vow and willingly paid the expenses of the other four men who where impoverished by the famine in Judea and did not have enough money to complete their vow by offering a sacrifice in the Temple. Paul would do anything to win others to Christ. 1Corinthians 9:19-23. v27-29, defiled this holy place: The Temple in New Testament times was surrounded by three courts. The innermost court was the Court of Israel, where Jewish men could offer their sacrifices. Only consecrated priests actually entered the Temple building itself, and only the high priest could enter the Most Holy Place–once a year on the Day of Atonement (Hebrews 9:7). The second court was the Court of Women, where Jewish families could gather for prayer and worship. The outer court was the Court of the Gentiles, open to all who would worship God. If any Gentile went beyond the barrier into the second court, he or she would be liable to the death penalty. v30, 33, Between six hundred and a thousand men were stationed in the Fortress Antonia on the northwest side of the Temple. When the riot broke out against Paul, at least two hundred soldiers were dispatched from the fortress into the Court of the Gentiles. v32-40, When Paul spoke Greek, the commander realized that he was not the Egyptian assassin who had come to Jerusalem in A.D. 55-54 claiming to be a prophet. *)This person’s opinion
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