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From Tyre we sailed[a] on to the town of Akko and greeted the believers there with peace.[b] We stayed with them for a day. Then we went on to Caesarea and stayed for several days[c] in the home of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven deacons[d] and the father of four unmarried daughters who prophesied.

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  1. Acts 21:7 The text can mean either “continued our journey” or “completed our journey.” If they completed their journey by boat to Akko, they would have gone by land to Caesarea. Akko, or Ptolemais, was named after the Egyptian ruler Ptolemy II Philadelphus in 261 BC (Epistulae Aristeas 115; 1 Macc. 5:15). See also Judg. 1:31.
  2. Acts 21:7 As translated from the Aramaic.
  3. Acts 21:8 This information is supplied from v. 10.
  4. Acts 21:8 See Acts 6:1-7. An evangelist is simply “a preacher of the good news” or in Aramaic, “a preacher of the hope.” Philip is described as both an evangelist and a deacon (servant). Every minister must become a servant.

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