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iii. 2 TIM. iv. 20. Paul here, in the retrospect of his Fourth
Probably enough, when Titus summoned from Crete took
GAIUS of Derbe,
As distinguished from Gaius, the Macedonian, mentioned,
The other GAIUS, A. xx. 4., was clearly a native of Derbe,
We afterwards find this same Gaius at Corinth, apparently
All this becomes the more probable from the contiguity of Lystra to Derbe, and from the association of Gaius's name so directly with that of Timothy, A. xx. 4. And under the several circumstances fairly put together, we may even conclude, that it was the personal influence of Gaius, from such wealth and such benevolence, that (humanly speaking) secured for Paul, when in Derbe, an exemption from hostility and ill usage which he experienced no where else. pp. 21, 2.
If viewed as at p. 67., on Acts xx. 2., becomes an important region in the apostolic history.
From Rom. xv. 19. it appears, that St. Paul had on that occasion completed his visitation of Macedonia towards the north-west where it joins on Illyricum.
At pp. 122, 3., on TIT. iii. 12., it is seen, that he had planned, after preaching in other parts, to winter at Nicopolis:
And in 2 TIM. iv. 10., p. 127., we find Titus to have been recently despatched into the southern part of Illyricum, into Dalmatia.
Thus the gospel may seem to have spread somewhat extensively along the eastern coast of the Adriatic and to have afforded large occupation, however imperfectly now known to us, both to the zeal of the apostle and to that of his missionary Titus.
In two of the three recorded Progresses of Paul, before he returned to Antioch, he included in the plan of his movements a visit to the Holy City, at one or other of the great feasts.
After his second Progress, in A. xviii. 21, 2.
"I must by all means keep this feast, that cometh in
And when he had landed at Cesarea, and gone up, i. e. to
A. xx. 16. He hasted, if it were possible for him to be at
xxi. 15. And after those days, we took up our carriages,
As connected with his great Progresses, these are the only
The first in these papers is styled the private journey, p. 23.,
LUKE, the Evangelist, and Physician,
i. Probably of Antioch, and a Gentile, H. P. 148., and ap-
ii. And having passed over with St. Paul into Europe,
iii. In all probability, till he was seen by St. Paul, when
iv. But not sent down to Corinth with that epistle, 2 COR.
v. On St. Paul's third visit to Philippi, A. xx. 3...6., Luke joined his company to Troas,
vi. And never apparently quitted him, till they both came to Rome together, A. xxviii. 16.
vii. While at Cesarea, A. xxiii. 33, &c., he had probably availed himself of the great opportunities of that situation to write his Gospel under the eye of St. Paul. Vide Ap
viii. When at Rome, being known by report, as the beloved physician, to the brethren at Colossæ, he is joined in the salutation, COLOSS. iv. 14. and PHILEMON, ver. 24.
ix. In the Epistle to the Philippians, written (from St. Paul's more immediate expectation of deliverance, i. 25, 6., ii. 24.) at some interval after those two, the name of Luke does not occur; from whence we may fairly conclude that he was then gone elsewhere.
Conjectures as to the probable place and cause of his absence will be found in Appendix E.
x. If, during St. Paul's absence from Rome in his last apostolic Progress, Luke was at Cesarea, engaged on his second historical labour, App. u. s., we may well suppose, that after the apostle's return to Rome was made known to him, the well beloved Luke would lose no time in once more becoming his attendant in prison.
xi. One thing is very clear, that St. Paul, at the close of his earthly course, being then left in comparative solitude, has distinctly recorded, 2 TIM. iv. 11., " Only Luke is with me," that is, of his earlier associates: for at the end of that epistle it appears he was not neglected by Eubulus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and by other brethren unnamed.
MALTA, p. 104. Acrs xxviii. 1.
A paper "On the Voyage and Place of Shipwreck of St. Paul, by Major Rennell, F. R. S." &c. in the Archæologia, vol. xxi. p. 92., will be read with much pleasure and entire satisfaction.
PETER; and JAMES and JOHN his brother, the two
i. This apostolic triumvirate, so frequently occurring (and
JAMES never occurs again till A. xii. 2., where it is said,
ii. PETER and JOHN, so united, occur in the case of the
In A. viii. 14. they are sent by the other apostles into
This is the last mention, in the Acts, of JOHN the Evan-
Incidentally, however, by GAL. ii. 9., we find, on Paul and
"James (the Less), Cephas, and JOHN :"
Whereas at an earlier period, GAL. i. 19.=Acrs, ix. 26, 7.,
How shall this absence of John be better accounted for,
iii. JAMES the Less, whose mother was Mary, MARK XV.
Very soon after the martyrdom of James the brother of