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Famine in the area in the mid-late 40's, according to an IVP New Testament commentary.


There is considerable difficulty in harmonising the chronology of Paul's epistles with that of Acts, and there is no scholarly consensus that Acts 9:26 accurately describes the same event as Galatians 1:18. There is also the issue of whether the author known to us as Luke intentionally omitted secondary details from Paul's epistles, with the result that ...


I think the point of the commentator is that "born" does not in itself -- imply -- previous existence. By contrast, his numerous examples New Testament usage of the term "became" (used with various prepositions) is always applied to someone or something that already exists. Generally speaking, for a thing to "become", it must already exist. On the other ...

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