A maid answered the door (Acts 12:13)

“When Peter knocked

At the door

Of the outer gate,

A young maid

Named Rhoda

Came to answer.”

κρούσαντος δὲ αὐτοῦ τὴν θύραν τοῦ πυλῶνος προσῆλθεν παιδίσκη ὑπακοῦσαι ὀνόματι Ῥόδη,

The author of Acts indicated that when Peter knocked (κρούσαντος δὲ) at the door (τὴν θύραν) of the outer gate (τοῦ πυλῶνος), a young maid (παιδίσκη) named Rhoda (ὀνόματι Ῥόδη) came (προσῆλθεν) to answer (ὑπακοῦσαι).  This outer gate suggested a large house.  Besides, a lot of people were staying there.  Peter stood at the door knocking as this young maid of Mary, the woman of the house, came to answer this Peter’s knocking.  Have you ever tried to go to a big house?

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