Paul argued for three weeks (Acts 17:2)

“Paul went in

To the synagogue,

As was his custom.

On three Sabbath days,

He argued with them

From the scriptures.”

κατὰ δὲ τὸ εἰωθὸς τῷ Παύλῳ εἰσῆλθεν πρὸς αὐτοὺς, καὶ ἐπὶ σάββατα τρία διελέξατο αὐτοῖς ἀπὸ τῶν γραφῶν,

The author of Acts indicated that Paul (τῷ Παύλῳ) went into (εἰσῆλθεν) the synagogue (πρὸς αὐτοὺς), as was his custom (κατὰ δὲ τὸ εἰωθὸς).  On three Sabbath days (καὶ ἐπὶ σάββατα τρία), he argued or discussed (διελέξατο) with them (αὐτοῖς) from the scriptures (ἀπὸ τῶν γραφῶν).  As it had been on all the travels of Paul, he went to the Jewish synagogue in this city of Thessalonica.  For three consecutive weeks, he discussed with the Jewish people there about the role of Jesus and scripture during the synagogue Sabbath worship meetings.  In other words, Paul was his usual argumentative self.  Would you go to a strange church and argue with the people there?

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