Acts 7

Acts chapter 7

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Acts 7

Acts 7:1-3

Acts 7:4 Haran
Acts 7:5-7 God's Promise to Abraham
Acts 7:8-11 Patriarchs
Acts 7:12-15 Sons of Jacob
Acts 7:16 Shechem
Acts 7:17-19 King of Egypt
Acts 7:20-37 Moses
Acts 7:38 Ten Commandments
Acts 7:39-41 Golden Calf
Acts 7:42-43 Moloch
Acts 7:44-50 Tabernacle
Acts 7:51-56 Stiff-necked
Acts 7:57-60 Stephen Stoned
ACTS 7:1-3  1 Then the high priest said, “Are these things so?” 2 And he said, “Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, 3 and said to him, ‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’

Who asked, "Are these things so (Acts 7:1)?"
The "high priest" (Acts 7:1), who was either Caiaphas, still the official high priest, or Annas, his father-in-law who had been removed as the high priest by the Romans (see Annas and Caiaphas).

Who is the responder and to whom does he address his response?
It's Stephen (see Synagogue of the Freedmen), and his response is addressed to "Brethren and fathers (older men)." Instead of defending himself or seeking to appease the high priest, Stephen begins a sermon to the Sanhedrin and to the others who were gathered.

Where is "Mesopotamia" (Acts 7:2)?
Mesopotamia is a Greek word that literally means, "Meso," which means "between," and "Potamia," which means "rivers," and refers the land between the two rivers of Tigris and Euphrates about 500 miles east of Israel.

What does this mean about the ethnic origin of Abraham and the Jews of the Old Testament?
It traces back to the modern day Iraq.

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