Acts 29

Acts 29

Introduction 

 

 Acts 28: 30, 31 And <1161> Paul <3972> dwelt <3306> (5656) two <1333> <0> whole <3650> years <1333> in <1722> his own <2398> hired house <3410>, and <2532> received <588> (5711) all <3956> that came in <1531> (5740) unto <4314> him <846>,
31 Preaching <2784> (5723) the kingdom <932> of God <2316>, and <2532> teaching <1321> (5723) those things which concern <4012> the Lord <2962> Jesus <2424> Christ <5547>, with <3326> all <3956> confidence <3954> , no man forbidding him <209>.

Acts 28: Last Phrase

ASV: No man forbidding him.

BBE: No orders were given that he was not to do so.

DBY: With all freedom unhinderedly.

DOU: Without prohibition.

FEN: With unlimited freedom.

Ferrar Fenton: This eloquent history of a part of St. Paul’s life, written by his cousin and Physician, St. Luke, under his own supervision, was left unfinished, probably by his execution and martyrdom. By this we have lost the record of his Evangelization of Western Europe, - which would have been the most interesting part to us. – F.F.

KJ21: No man forbidding him.

LAM: without hindrance

NKJV: No one forbidding him.

ROTH: With all freedom of speech, without hindrance.

RSV: Quite openly and unhindered.

RWEB: No man forbidding him.

WEB: No man forbidding him.

WEY: Without let or hindrance.

YLT: Unforbidden.

[Check Footnotes]:

ASV:

Moffat

Murdoch: 1915

Syriac

The Bible is silent for a period of approximately six years after the trial and acquittal of Paul in Rome. He visited Spain during this time [Romans 15:28]. Did he also visit Britain? He was certainly aware of its existence. He travelled through Gaul [France].

A document known as the Sonnini Manuscript, more commonly known as the “Lost Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles,” relates Paul’s missionary journey to Spain, Britain and France. It deals with a part of his compulsory ‘house arrest” in Rome.

The Sonni Manuscript was discovered in “Sonnini’s Travels in Turkey and Greece.” A copy was purchased at the sale of the personal library of the late Right Honourable Sir John Newport, Bart., Ireland. His family’s coat of arms was engraved on the cover. He was in possession of it for over thirty years. Together with this find was a document from the Sultan of Turkey, granting C.S. Sonnini permission to travel in all sections of the Ottoman domain. Sonnini translated the document from the original Greek manuscript located in the Archives at Constantinople [Istanbul], and was presented to him by Sultan Abdoul Achmet.

The contents of the title page of the book in which the English translation of the manuscript was found read: “Travels in Turkey and Greece undertaken by the order of Louis XVI, and with the authority of the Ottoman Court, by Sonnini, member of several scientific or literary societies of the Society of Agriculture of Paris, and of the Observers of Men. “Mores multorum videt it ubes.” - Hor., London: Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees, Paternoster Row, 1801.”

Louis XVI reigned from A.D. 1774 to A.D. 1793. Sonnini procured his manuscript during this time frame. And remember, he was a Frenchman. [The French were long-time enemies of the English]. It was first made available in English in 1800.