Troas In Bible History
It was from Troas (which is in Asia) that "the Spirit of Jesus" and a vision from a man in Macedonia directed Paul to take the Gospel across the Aegean Sea to Europe (i.e. Macedonia is in Europe):
"And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing beseeching him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." And when he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go on into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is the leading city of the district of Macedonia, and a Roman colony." (Acts 16:7-12 RSV)
Paul passed through Troas on the return voyage of his third missionary journey:
Paul mentioned his visits to Troas in his Epistles, including to the Corinthians (see Corinth) and to Timothy:
"When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. " (2 Timothy 4:13 RSV)
Fact Finder: What was the name of the young man of Troas who was killed after falling from a upper-floor window in Troas? What did the apostle Paul do, by means of the Holy Spirit, for the young man who was killed?
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