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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

October 20 - Morning

"When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet.

Then Paul said: 
'I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought
up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was
just as zealous for God as any of you are today.
 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them
into prison
...About noon as I came near Damascus, suddenly a bright light from heaven flashed around me...Then the Lord said to me,
 "Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles." ’ 

The crowd listened to Paul until he said this.
Then they raised their voices and shouted,
'Rid the earth of him!He’s not fit to live!' ”

" - Acts 22:2-4; 6; 21-22

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Paul on the Temple Mount in a Riot


Paul’s presence on the Temple Mount in 57 AD started a riot because the some Jews visiting from Ephesus who have had to tolerate Paul in their city stir up a riot among the local Jerusalem Jews by claiming that Paul brought a Gentile, Trophimus of Ephesus, through the court of the Gentiles into the inner courts of the temple. These inner courts were reserved for Jews and were clearly marked by several stone inscriptions. Josephus, an eyewitness of the pre-70 AD Temple describes this barrier this way:

“Anyone passing through this towards the second court found it enclosed within a stone balustrade four and a half feet high, a perfect specimen of craftsmanship. I this at equal intervals stood slabs announcing the law of purification, some in Greek and some in Roman characters. No foreigner was to enter the holy area – this was the name given to the second court.” (details)

Archaeology has discovered two of these “slabs” that announced, “no foreigner was to enter the holy area.” The stones are written in Greek and say:

“No foreigner is to enter within the forecourt and the balustrade around the sanctuary. Whoever is caught will have himself to blame for his subsequent death.” (See image and details here and here)

The crowd mobbed around Paul, who was a man from a Gentile city of Tarsus and was known to teach and travel with Gentiles.  But, when Paul raised his voice and began to speak to them in Aramaic instead of his native Greek, Luke says the crowd “became very quiet.” (Aramaic is, like Hebrew, a Semitic language and very similar to Hebrew. It was the native language of Judea in Jesus and NT times.) If Paul had spoken Greek to this Jewish crowd on the Temple Mount the riot would have, most likely, continued. Instead, the Jewish crowd becomes quiet and listens to this Gentile-looking, Gentile-loving Jew from Gentile-Cilicia. They even listen to him talk about a vision from heaven and the Lord appearing to him, that is, until he said that God told him, “Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.”

Those words revealed Paul’s attitude that had caused this crowd of Jews to riot in the first place. When they heard Paul admit this, “they raised their voices and shouted, ‘Rid the earth of him! He’s not fit to live!’ ” Paul would spend the next five years (57-62 AD) tied up in a legal battle with the Jews that would take him all the way to Rome to appear before Emperor Nero before he would be set free.

  Christian Quote from Church History

" "A man is as big as the things that make him angry."
- Winston Churchill



Something to Ponder??
The Rift Valley where the Jordan river flows is part of
a great valley from Turkey to Africa formed when the
earth’s crust cracked and blocks of land collapsed at some point in history.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information


Sheqer (Hb) - Falsehood (Eng) - the Hebrew sheqer is translated “lie,” “lying,” “deception,”
“falsehood.” When Jeremiah was told to prophecy judgment and destruction, other prophets
spoke of peace and prosperity, but in Jeremiah 5:31 these prophets are called “prophets of
sheqer” or “prophets of deception.”



Luke 2:1 mentions Caesar Augustus who was a well-documented historical personality. His image has been preserved for us in statues and busts. Augustus' words and deeds can still be read as recorded by historians including Luke himself.
(see statue here)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

Do I refrain from doing good because something bad has resulted in the past?
Do I expect good things to happen when I do the right thing?
I will do good and live righteous because it is honorable and the godly way to conduct my life.

  "Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel." - Proverbs 20:17
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Well at Beersheba where Abraham dug a well.

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at the Gihon Springs.

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