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View looking down (west northwest) on the hill of the Areopagus from the acropolis of
In Acts 17:16–34, Paul stood before the council of the Areopagus to describe the “philosophy” that he was teaching – this was the major “sermon” recorded by the writer of Acts on Paul’s second journey (17:22–31).
In Paul’s day, the council of the Areopagus had evidently reconstituted itself and served as the governing body of
“Areopagus” means “the hill of Ares” (Latin “Mars”). “Ares” (Latin “Mars”) was the Greek god of war and a lover of Aphrodite. It is said that he had to stand trial for murder in
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