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Acts 28

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Book  Acts of the Apostles
Order in the Bible part  5
Bible part  New Testament
Category  Church history
Acts 28

Acts 28 is the twenty-eighth (and also the last) chapter of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It records the journey of Paul from Malta to Italy until finally settled in Rome. The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this book as well as the Gospel of Luke.

Contents

Text

The original text is written in Koine Greek and is divided into 31 verses. Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:

  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Bezae (c. AD 400)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (c. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (c. AD 450; extant 1-4)
  • Codex Laudianus (c. AD 550; extant: verses 27-31)
  • Location

    This chapter mentions or alludes to the following places (in order of appearance):

    Structure

    In the New King James Version, this chapter is sub-divided as:

  • Acts 28:1-10 = Paul’s Ministry on Malta
  • Acts 28:11-16 = Arrival at Rome
  • Acts 28:17-31 = Paul’s Ministry at Rome
  • Verse 8

    The Pulpit Commentary noted that "the terms here used are all professional ones. Greek: Πυρετός, in the plural, is of frequent occurrence in Hippocrates, Aretaeus, and Galen, but elsewhere in the New Testament always in the singular; Greek: δυσεντερία, only found here in the New Testament, is the regular technical word for a "dysentery," and is frequently in medical writers coupled with Greek: πυρετοί or πυρετός, as indicating different stages of the same illness.

    The Ethiopic version of Acts adds after "Paul went in to him and prayed", "and he entreated him to put his hand upon him" meaning either that Publius asked this favour of the apostle for his father, having heard of the affair of the viper, from whence he concluded there was something divine and extraordinary in him; or the father of Publius asked this for himself.

    Verse 31

    The narrative of Acts ends with Paul:

    preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.

    References

    Acts 28 Wikipedia


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