God new evidence

GOD: new evidence


Local Officials

'Testing Luke' #11


What's in the series?      Previous: Accurate Itineraries      Next: Paul in Athens

In the book of Acts, in the Bible, Luke records how Paul the apostle and his companions visited Thessaloniki. The local Jewish community reacted against Paul and started a riot.

They dragged some of Paul's supporters in front of the local officials. Luke calls these officials 'politarchs.'

No-one had heard of this title, and scholars thought that perhaps Luke had made it up. But then some inscriptions were discovered, which included the word Politarch.

All round the Mediterranean, local officials had different titles – and in Acts, Luke is careful to use the right titles: in Philippi, he calls them strategoi. In Ephesus, the local magistrate is a grammateus. In Malta, he talks about the 'First Man.'

Luke was careful and reliable, and he got the titles of local officials right.

To discuss this video please visit www.facebook.com/godnewevidence.


only search
'God: new evidence'

Site map

If you have a question chat now

Want to find out if God is real, and to connect with him?
Try Praying

Or get the app:

Keep in touch:

Facebook Facebook

Interesting sites


Centre for Christianity in Society

Christian Evidence Society

Christians in Science

Professor Robin Collins

William Lane Craig - Reasonable Faith

The Demolition Squad

Professor Gary Habermas

Professor John Lennox


Mike Licona - Risen Jesus

Saints and Sceptics


Test of Faith

Peter S Williams

‘We can't understand the Universe in any clear way without the supernatural.’
- Astronomer Allan Sandage