They were more receptive (Acts 17:11)

“Now these Jews

Were more receptive

Than those in Thessalonica.

They welcomed

The message

Very eagerly.

They examined

The scriptures

Every day

To see

Whether these things were so.”

οὗτοι δὲ ἦσαν εὐγενέστεροι τῶν ἐν Θεσσαλονίκῃ, οἵτινες ἐδέξαντο τὸν λόγον μετὰ πάσης προθυμίας, τὸ καθ’ ἡμέραν ἀνακρίνοντες τὰς γραφὰς εἰ ἔχοι ταῦτα οὕτως.

The author of Acts indicated that these Jews in this Beroea synagogue were more receptive or noble minded (οὗτοι δὲ ἦσαν εὐγενέστεροι) than those in Thessalonica (τῶν ἐν Θεσσαλονίκῃ).  They welcomed or received (οἵτινες ἐδέξαντο) the message or the word (τὸν λόγον) very eagerly (προθυμίας).  They examined (ἀνακρίνοντες) the scriptures (τὰς γραφὰς) every day (τὸ καθ’ ἡμέραν) to see whether these things were so (εἰ ἔχοι ταῦτα οὕτως).  Here in Beroea, the Jews at this synagogue were more noble or receptive than the people in Thessalonica.  They welcomed Paul and his message.  They began searching through scripture on a daily basis, rather than waiting for the next Sabbath, to see if Paul’s words were true.  Once again, the initial reception of Paul was very good.  Do you search scriptures to see if the things said about Jesus are true?

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