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Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles$
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Dennis R. MacDonald

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300097702

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300097702.001.0001

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Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders

Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders

(p.74) 7 Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders
Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?

Dennis R. MacDonald

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on Acts 20 and 21, which contain three farewell scenes, the first of which is the farewell to the Ephesian elders. In each instance, Paul demonstrates his resolve to continue to Jerusalem. In the first, he tells the elders that he is not afraid to face his Jewish opponents; he does not know precisely what will happen to him, except that “chains and afflictions await” him. In the second farewell, “the Spirit” warned the believers at Tyre of Paul's perils, and they begged him “not to continue on to Jerusalem.” Paul was determined to go on. As in the Hector-Andromache scene, one finds here warnings of danger, heroic resolve to face them, and farewells to women and children. The hero is left to meet his fate, while the others returned home in sorrow.

Keywords:   farewell scenes, Ephesian elders, Jerusalem, Jewish opponents, the Spirit

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