An Illustrated Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles

An Illustrated Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...of personal safety, he would not have slept. Comp. Psalm 127:2: "He giveth his beloved sleep; " and, in illustration of this promise, Psalms 3: 5; 4: 8. Comp., too, the experience of Paul and Silas in prison at Philippi (ch. to = 2s).--Bound with two chains. Probably to the two soldiers. It was the custom to chain the prisoner to his guard (nos ch. 28: 16, Q0; Josephus' Ant. I8: 6-8); the chains resembled our own except in the handcufl. The accompanying illustration represents some links of an ancient chain, now preserved as asacred relic in the church of 8. Pietro in Vinculis (St. Peter C LINKS OF AN ANCIENT CHAIN. in chains) at Rome; it is said to be the identical one with which Peter was chained in Rome. It is not necessary to credit this legend in order to recognize in the chain a valuable antique, indicating the kind used in ancient times.--'l'he keepers before the door kept the prison. The other two soldiers. The door here is probably the gate leading out into the street from the inner court-yard, around which the prison was built. 7-9. An angel of the Lord. Not the angel, which always designates one and the same person, viz., Jesus Christ himself, the angel of the covenant (Numb. 22. as; Judge! 6 1 12; 1 Chron.91: 15-30). For illustration of angels as messengers of the Lord-in the O. T. sometimes messengers of wrath, but in the N. T., except in Revelation, always harbingers of mercy--see Matt. 1:20; 2:13; Luke 1:11, 26;2:9;Acts5:19;10:3;27:23.--Stood by. Peter did not'see him coming; but, roused out of his sleep, beheld him present.--In the prison. Rather in the chamber, -not throughout the Whole prison, but in the room where Peter was sleeping. The word here is not the same as that rendered prison more

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