Concordia Theological Monthly

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st. paul, ephesus, humility, presbyters

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Paul had celebrated the Passover festival of the year 58 at Philippi, Acts 20, 6. His intention was to spend Pentecost at Jerusalem, although we are not told the reason for this wish. Time pressed, and hence Paul decided not to stop at Ephesus since he feared that the trip to this city might unduly delay him. At Miletus, however, his ship lay over for several days, perhaps to unload, or take on, cargo. This apparently unforeseen delay gave him an occasion to send for the elders of Ephesus.


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Acts 20:17-38; Acts 20:6; Acts 19:8-10; 1 Timothy 5:17; Acts 14:23; Titus 1:7; 2 Timothy 1:3; 1 Corinthians 1:4; Philippians 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 11:28;

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