Saturday, 24 January 2009

Macedonia in the Bible

For those who know history, there is no doubt whatsoever that Macedonia is Greek. The same is true for those who know the New Testament. The Apostle Paul wrote two letters to Thessalonians and one to Philippians, i.e. to Christians living in the Greek cities of Thessaloniki and Philippi. Here are some Bible references to Macedonia, which should convince even the sceptics that Macedonia is Greek:

"And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There was a man of Macedonia standing, beseeching him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And when he had seen the vision, straightway we sought to go forth into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis;and from thence to Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the first of the district, a Roman colony: and we were in this city tarrying certain days." (Acts16: 9-12)

"But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was constrained...