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2. And Paul, according to his constant Method of preaching the Gospel, first to the jews whereever he found them, repaired to this Synagogue, where for three Sabbath-days together, he laid be
fore them the Charaćters and Descriptions of their Mes: fah out of the prophetical Writings.
tical Characters to be exactly fulfilled in JESUSA. D. 54.
CHRIST, whose Doctrine and Religion he was
vinces before; and accused
7. Whom Jason hath received : and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying, That there is another king, one Jesus.
be called upon again; and to behave peaceably for the
11. The jews of which Place proved of a much more gentle and manly Disposition than those of Thoffalonica ; for as often as Paul had preached to them, abundance of them took the Pains to compare what he had said with the Scripture-Prophecies, and upon a careful and impartial
Search after the true Sense of them, finding his Doctrine to be true, embraced it with all Readiness and preached of Paul at thither, and by their wonted Arts A. D. 54: Berza, they came thi; of Calumny and Defamation, -v
12. Therefore many of them believed : also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men not a few. .
13. But when the Jews of The salonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached
14. And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go as it were to the sea : but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.
15. And they that condućted Paul, brought him unto Athens, and receiving a commandment unto
14 & 15. Upon which Paul, knowing the implacable and desperate Temper of those jews, got off, and made as if he intended to take Shipping; but the better to avoid their Pursuit, went down by Land to Athens, leaving Silas and Timothy behind, with Orders to follow him thither as soon as they could.
Silas and Timotheus, for to come to him with all speed, they
17. Therefore dis. puted he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
18. Then certain Philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountred him : and some said, What will this babler say ? other - some,