A Christian missionary who once persecuted the church More is warmly welcomed by the Christ community when he arrives in Jerusalem. However, when he performs a prescribed Jewish ritual in the The Jerusalem temple, unlike the tabernacle, was a permanent structure, although (like the tabernacle) it was a place of worship and religious activity. On one occasion Jesus felt such activity was unacceptable and, as reported in all four Gospels, drove from the temple those engaged... More to certify his continuing affirmation of Jewish practices, l a crowd mobilizes against him.
Although warned by a prophet about impending hostilities in Jerusalem (21:10-12), Paul presses on to the Holy is a term that originally meant set apart for the worship or service of God. While the term may refer to people, objects, time, or places, holiness in Judaism and Christianity primarily denotes the realm of the divine More city. He is “warmly welcomed” in Jerusalem by his brothers in Christ, including James (the brother of Jesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More) and the Elders are leaders who exercise wisdom or leadership by virtue of their age and experience. In the New Testament elders, along with the chief priests and scribes, constituted the primary opposition to Jesus when he taught in Jerusalem. More. As he did at the Jerusalem conference in Acts 15, Paul again reports his recent missionary activities among the Gentiles. Although the leaders of the Jerusalem congregation praise God for Paul’s ministry, they also voice concern about his wider reputation “among the Jews,” especially related to his commitment to the Jewish law. Rumors were circulating that Paul had been urging “all the Jews living among the Gentiles to forsake Prophet who led Israel out of Egypt to the Promised Land and received the law at Sinai More and . . . not to circumcise their children or observe the customs.”
James and the elders propose a strategy for Paul to set the record straight and publicly demonstrate his support for Jewish law. Four men in the congregation had undertaken a special A vow is a promise or an oath. God promised to be Israel's God, while in return the people vowed to be obedient to God's commandments. In the book of 1 Samuel Hannah, the mother of Samuel, vowed to dedicate the life of her son... More of dedication to the Lord, signified by no haircutting for a set period. This was probably the “nazirite” vow stipulated in Numbers 6:1‒21. Paul himself had earlier made such a vow (18:18). Now he accompanies the four devotees to the temple to endorse their vows and pay for the head-shaving rituals of purification that signal completion of the process.
Despite Paul’s acts of good faith, certain “Jews from Asia” stir up a mob against him, falsely claiming that Paul was “teaching everyone everywhere against our people, our law, and this place” and had even dared to bring a A gentile is anyone who is not Jewish. The term, which is derived from words that the Bible uses to denote the "nations" of the world, reflects beliefs that God had designated Israel as a nation that would be distinct from others, and a blessing... More, an Ephesian named Trophimus, into the temple’s inner courts (21:27‒30). The uproar escalates so much that Roman guards must intervene and arrest Paul for his own safety.
In Acts 22, Paul tries to calm the crowd with a speech that recounts his devout Jewish upbringing and his dramatic encounter with the risen Christ. But the mob will have none of it, reminiscent of the final opposition to Jesus in Luke’s Gospel.
Paul remains a prisoner of Rome from this point to the end of Acts. Paul undergoes multiple trials before various judges on his way to Rome where he expects to make a final appeal to Caesar, as is his right as a Roman citizen. As a trained speaker and citizen, Paul proves to be a reasonable and responsible public representative of Christ over against his disruptive and deluded opponents.