Peters activities are described at some length, and john and philip are mentioned, but more than half of the book is about paul and his connection with the christian movement. The best title i have for acts chapter 7 is whos on trial here anyway. Acts 7 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. Then god turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven. Read acts 7 commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. After the death of his father, god sent him to this land where you are now living. Acts 7 is the longest speechsermon in the book of acts. Acts 7 commentary william barclays daily study bible. In this long defense stephen takes a much wider range, and goes less directly into the point raised by his accusers, than we should have expected. A chapter by chapter bible study of the book of acts 7 jesus shows himself to his followers for 40 days after the after he is resurrected resurrection jesus goes up to heaven. In chapter 7 we have stephens response to these charges.
Mar, 20 welcome to ivy baptist churchs bible study on demand before beginning this study, please take an opportunity to download the worksheet for this bible study. The god of glory appeared to our father abraham while he was still in mesopotamia, before he lived in harran. The covenant of circumcision and abraham begatr isaac. May 04, 2011 audio bible book of acts chapter 120 duration. Acts 7, new international version niv the bible app.
We only have a chapter and a half about stephen in the whole bible, yet he emerges as one of the most impressive characters in the entire scripture. When his last sermon, delivered in prison, was published, a friend commented to samuel johnson that the effort was far better than he had thought the man capable of. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. Chapter 6 begins, now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number thus indicating the narrative continues the pattern established following pentecost 2. Acts 6, new international version niv the bible app. The former account i made, o theophilus, of all that jesus began both to do and teach. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. Acts 7 esv stephens speech and the high bible gateway. He also spoke to them about things pertaining to the king dom of god. A good study bible we recommend the following features.
Acts 7 niv stephens speech to the sanhedrin bible gateway. Some think his eyes were strengthened, and the sight of them so raised above its natural pitch, by a supernatural power, that he saw into the third heavens, though at so vast a distance, as mosess sight was enlarged to see the whole land of canaan. And the word of god increased the matter of the complaint, and other hinderances being thus removed, and the apostles more entirely at leisure to attend to the great and peculiar duties of their office, the success of the word increased, and the number of the disciples in jerusalem was, very much augmented. The erection of the tabernacle of witness, which continued till the time of david, acts 7. In this case the high priest seems to have presided in the council. Next chapter of acts the book of acts, chapter 4 we hope that you find the content of the book of acts, chapter 4 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter.
David guzik commentary on acts 7 describes the martyr death of stephen who has a glorious vision of jesus before he is executed by stoning. Acts, chapter 7 king james version christian answers. The god of glory appeared unto our father abraham, when he was in mesopotamia, before he dwelt in charran. An integrated digital bible study library including complete notes from the believers bible commentary and the cultural backgrounds study bible niv and nrsv is just a step away. Paul apple gives us the background to this long chapter. Welcome to ivy baptist churchs bible study on demand before beginning this study, please take an opportunity to download the worksheet for this bible study.
Acts 7 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Chapter 7 of acts tells us his supposed defence, but portrays stephen as making no attempt to defend himself or even talk about his christian faith as later martyrs are said to have done. Joseph a alexander acts commentary 1857, 1866 over pages. The history of moses and his acts till the exodus from egypt, vv. While there are some areas of great detail of the acts of the apostles, many times you must use cross references to the gospels of matthew, mark, luke and john as well as some other epistles in the new testament to get the full picture of what was. On the day of pentecost, three thousand souls were added to the small band of jesus disciples. Acts 7 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Acts 7 bible study detailed questions, answers and guide for an indepth, versebyverse bible study of acts chapter 7 in plain english that everyone can understand. You can find the best commentary on acts for you using the tools on the right side. Apr 14, 20 the first several chapters of acts report the growing community of believers in jerusalem despite conflicts within and external adversity.
Then the high priest asked stephen, are these charges true. At one time the gospel of luke and the book of acts were joined together as one book with two volumes. When oliver cromwell was outlining the education he thought necessary for his son richard. Acts 7 new international version niv stephens speech to the sanhedrin. And they said, cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth god, and of good report among all the nation of the jews, was warned from god by an holy. After his father died, god sent him to this place, where you live now. When our lord jesus called his apostles out to be employed in services and sufferings for him, he told them that yet the last should be first, and the first last, which was remarkably fulfilled in st. The acts of the apostles the anchor yale bible commentaries. Acts 7 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Acts chapter 7 coffmans commentary of the new testament. In this passage, luke is restating the great commission challenge jesus gave in luke 24.
They seized stephen and brought him before the sanhedrin. With bible gateway plus, you gain instant access to a digital bible study library, including complete notes from the niv cultural backgrounds study bible and the new bible commentary. Stephens speech to the sanhedrin then the high priest asked stephen, are these charges true. In the first 7 chapters, he describes how the good news spread in jerusalem. And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the sadducees, came upon them, 2. Imagine what it would be like if the book of acts wasnt in the bible. Next chapter of acts the book of acts, chapter 7 we hope that you find the content of the book of acts, chapter 7 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through jesus the resurrection from the dead. The high priest mentioned here was probably still caiaphas, the same one who presided over the trial of jesus. At this time, the church was quite young, but growing rapidly. I think it is important to see that just like peters sermon, it is filled with scripture. The temptation is to softpedal one in favor of an excessive focus on the other. Johnson replied, depend upon it, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a.
This had been a major theme of his teaching during his ministry, as it had been for john the baptist and for jesus disciples when they were sent to preach matthew 3. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. The god of glory appeared to our father abraham when he was in mesopotamia, before he lived in haran, 3 and said to him, go out from your land and from your kindred and go into the land that i will show you. For many basic details verse by verse, it still is of good value and often will help on word meaning and. Acts chapter 7 verse by verse bible commentary matthew. The remainder of the chapter describes the effect of this discourse upon the council acts 7. Acts, chapter 7 king james version christian answers webbible.
The episode begins with a chance meeting between paul and a group said to be in the number of twelve men. The history of moses and his acts till the exodus from egypt, 2037. Acts 7 commentary mark dunagan commentary on the bible. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Study the bible online using commentary on acts 7 and more. Acts 7 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Study guide for acts 7 by david guzik blue letter bible. Stephen was charged as a blasphemer of god, and an apostate from the church. Acts 7 english standard version esv stephens speech. In verse 8, luke tells us what the whole book is about.
In 1777, william dodd, a wellknown london clergyman, was condemned to be hanged for forgery. Paul, who were both of them late converts, in comparison of the apostles, and yet got the start of them both in services and sufferings. This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on acts. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. Sep 29, 2011 posts about summary acts 7 written by atozmom. It opens with a greeting to theophilus, who was also the intended recipient of lukes gospel. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day. Read acts chapter 7, quickly noting the major divisions of stephens speech. Johnson replied, depend upon it, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates the mind wonderfully. The god of glory appeared unto our father abraham, when he was in mesopotamia, before he dwelt in charran, 3 and said unto him, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which i shall shew thee.
The rebellion and idolatry of the israelites in the wilderness, acts 7. Research paper on exegesis of the book of acts chapter assignment would cite it, he wins over a splinter of the church or a representation of the incorporation of a fringe group into mainstream christianity. Here is a bible study, commentary, and summary of acts chapter seven. Many of these were jews from other countriesjews of the. Leave your country and your people, god said, and go to the land i will show you. On the 40th day after the resurrection the disciples wait in jerusalem 10 more days the holy spirit comes on the day on the 50th day after. God is not looking for stone buildings but for soft hearts in which to dwell even as he. A survey of israels history during the time of the patriarchs. Acts 7 and the high priest said, are these things so. This sermon is the longest recorded sermon in the book of acts. He reminds the sanhedrin that god appeared to abraham while he was still in mesopotamia and told him to go to haran. The acts of the apostles the anchor yale bible commentaries joseph a. T he book of acts in the bible, written around 6263 a.
Acts 7 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. Stephens sermon is twice as long as peters sermon delivered at pentecost acts 2. Observe the sections on abraham, joseph, moses, and the tabernacletemple. In the last part, he describes how the gospel spread through the gentile.
The first of the three sections of this speech is an introduction to the central themes. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. Acts 7 ananias and sapphira 5 but a man named ananias, with his wife sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2 and with his wifes knowledge v he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and w laid it at the apostles feet. On the 40th day after the resurrection the disciples wait in jerusalem 10 more days. Stephen was headed for persecution for the death of jesus. The book has been called the acts of the apostles, really a misnomer because acts has very little to say concerning most of the original twelve apostles. The rebellion and idolatry of the israelites in the wilderness, 3843 the erection of the tabernacle of witness, which continued till the time of david, 4446. Acts 7 comme tary edited by gle pease stephens speech to the sanhedrin 1 then the high priest asked stephen, are these charges true.229 78 1169 932 276 1370 1036 1195 998 1304 279 830 245 967 676 856 848 856 651 1157 476 1427 660 161 1539 323 1077 1174 219 1416 221 593 1040 159 1006 179 79 1497 881