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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES - Chapter 9 - Verse 10

Verse 10. A certain disciple. A christian. Many have supposed that he was one of the seventy disciples. But nothing more is certainly known of him than is related here. He had very probably been some time a Christian, Ac 9:13 and had heard of Saul, but was personally a stranger to him. In Ac 22:12, it is said that he was a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there. There was wisdom in sending such a Christian to Saul, as it might do much to conciliate the minds of the Jews there towards him.

Said the Lord. The Lord Jesus is alone mentioned in all this transaction. And as he had commenced the work of converting Saul, it is evident that he is intended here. See Barnes "Ac 1:24".

 

In a vision. Perhaps by a dream. The main idea is, that he revealed his will to him in the case. The word vision is often used in speaking of the communications made to the prophets, and commonly means that future events were made to pass in review before the mind, as we look upon a landscape. See Isa 1:1; Ge 15:1; Nu 12:6; Eze 11:24; Da 2:19; 7:2; 8:1,2,26; 10:7; Ac 10:3; 11:5; 16:9; See Barnes "Mt 17:9".

 

{a} "named Ananias" Ac 22:12

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