Acts: Chapter 2:7-11

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How many language were spoken on 'The Day of Pentecost? My main text in college list 13, the Book itself lists about 17? Can anyone give me a definite number???...Vivian

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Languages at Pentecost

While it might be important to you to identify the same number of languages as your professor is looking for, it is just meaningless trivia, since the exact number cannot be known by man without the spirit of God revealing it to us. The important thing to remember is that God Himself, intervened in time to empower all of these Christians to share the Gospel in languages that were foreign to them (miracle).
Isn't it interesting that while these are known tongues, when people pushing the evidence of salvation is speaking in tongues, that they never mean known tongues, but always unknown tongues. Isn't that strange?