We learned about Priscilla and Aquila in Acts 18:2 and they’re still with Paul. Now we get
down to Apollos coming to Ephesus. He came from Alexandria, Egypt, right on the Nile River.
It was founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great and called Alexandria. It became one of the
great noted cities. It was in Alexandria that perhaps the Aramaic Scriptures were first translated
into Greek. It was in Alexandria that the Old Testament was translated into the Septuagint.
That’s where the seventy did the work. It was a very prominent Greek city. That’s why so
many of the Jews would have nothing to do with the people from Alexandria, because they had
been contaminated by paganism, as they called it. And therefore they even made a notation on
the Septuagint that anybody who would read the thing would get his tongue cut off,
excommunicated. So Apollos couldn’t very well go to Jerusalem, being an eloquent man and
mighty in the scriptures. But he could go to Ephesus because Ephesus was the great intellectual
center of Asia Minor. It perhaps had one of the greatest libraries of all times. They could have
made it in the accreditation association. They of course are doing some archeological work
there, and I’m sure if someday they get around to it and don’t get disrupted too much, they’ll
come up with the great library in Ephesus; a great seat of learning. This great intellect, Apollos,
was really a sharp cookie; a PhD, PhD, PhD. He comes to this great intellectual city of
Ephesus, and then the things begin to happen, and it finally ends up with that fantastic record
of: all Asia heard the Word of God in 2 years and 3 months. Well, that gives you the setting of
the stage for it
Publication Date: 11-16-1976
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
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Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
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