Some Thoughts on the Raising of Eutychus in Acts 20:7-12

The account in Acts Ch. 20 of Paul’s visit to Troas on his way to Jerusalem includes the remarkable events involving a young man, Eutychus, who, falling into a deep sleep falls from a window on the third floor and who is raised from the dead by Paul. The account is rightly seen as a sort of enacted parable teaching Christians to stay spiritually awake and be alert, and it also teaches us the comforting message that in Christ, there is healing and restoration when we fail.

However, there are some interesting details, perhaps suggestive of deeper meanings – for example, the many lamps in the upper room, the mentioning of midnight, the third floor and the manner in which Paul raised Eutychus. In the article below, some of these details are explored, and their possible significance considered.

The article is in pdf format and can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

This article is quite speculative in places, and all comments, corrections and help will be gratefully received!

Categories: Acts, Chiastic and Other Structures, Corinthians, Ephesians, Ephesians, New Testament Exegesis, Typology, Uncategorized

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  1. James Jordan would have been pretty pleased to have come up with this application of his Through New Eyes principles. Excellent!


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