Berean Insights

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Now we will pay careful attention to the words Luke records for us here. But before we start, ask yourself the question where did the words of the speech come from. Luke wasn't there to record them, besides that he didn't have a recorder. We know that he had left them with the last mention of “we” heading to Philippi. So Luke was not with Paul in Athens. It is also conjecture as to whether the others had joined him by the time he was standing in the middle of Areopagus. Mostly likely not.
  So Paul, standing before the council, 
 Paul’s Speech to the Areopagus laid out in propositions So Paul, standing before the council, 
Paul’s Speech to the Areopagus So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.
Paul’s Speech to the Areopagus So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.
Paul in Athens While Paul was waiting for you all [them] in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city. He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there.
Paul in Athens While Paul was waiting for you all [them] in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city. He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there.
Paul in Athens While Paul was waiting for you all [them] in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city. He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there.
Paul in Athens The believers acted at once, sending Paul on to the coast, while Silas and Timothy remained behind. Those escorting Paul went with him all the way to Athens; then they returned to Berea with instructions for Silas and Timothy to hurry and join him.