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Then the High Priest asked him, “Are these accusations true?”

This was Stephen’s lengthy reply: “The glorious God appeared to our ancestor Abraham in Iraq[a] before he moved to Syria,* and told him to leave his native land, to say good-bye to his relatives and to start out for a country that God would direct him to.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 7:2 Iraq, literally, “Mesopotamia.” Syria, literally, “Haran,” a city in the area we now know as Syria.

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