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By Virginia Maxwell

“This magical assembly position of East and West has extra top-drawer sights than it has minarets (and that’s a lot).” –Virginia Maxwell, Lonely Planet Author

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1 professional author
5 strolling tours
7 hamams
32 pages of maps
77 most sensible restaurants
Feature assurance of best sights
Range of making plans tools
In-depth backgrounds on Istanbul’s structure

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The Jews in the Diaspora communities involved revolted against the local authorities and against Rome, the power which had previously upheld their case against the local communities. This and the geographical spread of the uprisings show the impor­ tance of local factors, such as the presence of nationalist or messianic leadership and of local grievances or tensions, as the causes of the revolt. The lack of evidence for any contemporary hostilities in Asia Minor suggests that different local factors prevailed there.

It is likely that an element within these general references is persecution at the hands of the Jews. These passages were all written before Paul returned to 74 75 76 77 78 Evidence from the New Testament 21 Jerusalem (as is recounted in Acts 21 and suggested by Rom 15:25-31), so these Jewish persecutions must belong to the period of Paul's mission in Asia Minor, Macedonia and Achaia. Therefore, we can conclude that the picture in Acts of Paul being persecuted by Jews is credible. That some of this opposition occurred in Asia Minor is a reasonable inference.

He was the son of a Jewish Christian woman and a Greek father, who was probably already dead. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him in his travels, but since Timothy was uncircumcised, Paul circumcised him 'because of the Jews who were in those places'. There has been much discussion of the passage with some scholars concluding that Paul would never circumcise someone like Timothy since he regarded circumcision as a matter of indifference and stated that those who were circumcised were bound to keep the whole law.

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