I am curious to know if there is a contradiction here?
In Acts 9
- Ananias is a Disciple of Jesus.
- There is no mention of him being a devout Jew
- Lord[Jesus] talks to Ananias in a vision
- Lord[Jesus] has a plan to use Paul for preaching to all people
In Acts 22
- Ananias is a devout observer of the law and respected by all the Jews (could be a disciple as well)
- There is no mention of who came to Ananias in a vision.
- Ananias is told that the G-d of Abraham has a plan to use Paul for preaching to all people.
Acts 9:10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” 15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
Acts 22:12 “A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. 13 He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very moment, I was able to see him. 14 “Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. 15 You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard. 16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’