We started on our way to Jerusalem (Acts 21:15)

“After these days,

We got ready.

We started

To go up to Jerusalem.”

Μετὰ δὲ τὰς ἡμέρας ταύτας ἐπισκευασάμενοι ἀνεβαίνομεν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα·

The author of Acts indicated that after these days (Μετὰ δὲ τὰς ἡμέρας ταύτας), Paul and his companions got ready or packed their bags (ἐπισκευασάμενο).  They started to go up (ἀνεβαίνομεν) to Jerusalem (εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα).  Acts was the only Greek biblical writing that used this word ἐπισκευασάμενο, that means to prepare or equip for a journey.  Jerusalem was the end of Paul’s third missionary journey.  He and his companions, including the author of Acts, were on the final leg of their great journey of over 1,500 miles in present day Turkey, Greece, and Macedonia.  It probably took them over four years, since it was around 58 CE, when they arrived in Rome.  What is the longest trip you have ever been on?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.