Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 13:49 - 13:49

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Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 13:49 - 13:49


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Was spread abroad (diephereto). Imperfect passive of diapherō, to carry in different directions (dia). By the recent converts as well as by Paul and Barnabas. This would seem to indicate a stay of some months with active work among the Gentiles that bore rich fruit.

Throughout all the region (di' holēs tēs chōras). Antioch in Pisidia as a Roman colony would be the natural centre of a Roman Regio, an important element in Roman imperial administration. There were probably other Regiones in South Galatia (Ramsay, St. Paul the Traveller and Roman Citizen, pp. 102-12).