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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES - Chapter 16 - Verse 14

Verse 14. A seller of purple. Purple was a most valuable colour, obtained usually from shell-fish. It was chiefly worn by princes, and by the rich; and the traffic in it might be very profitable.

The city of Thyatira. This was a city of Lydia, in Asia Minor, now called Ak-hisar. The art of dying was particularly cultivated, as appears from an inscription found there. (See Kuinoel.)

Which worshipped God. A religious woman; a proselyte. See Barnes "Ac 13:16"

 

Whose heart the Lord opened. See Barnes "Lu 24:45".

 

{a} "the Lord opened" Lu 24:45

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