Paul in Ephesus

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the inland regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied— altogether there were about twelve of them.

He entered the synagogue and for three months spoke out boldly, and argued persuasively about the kingdom of God. Also many of those who became believers confessed and disclosed their practices. A number of those who practised magic collected their books and burned them publicly; when the value of these books was calculated, it was found to come to fifty thousand silver coins. So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed. Acts 19:1,6-8,18-20

Eustache Le Sueur, The Preaching of St. Paul at Ephesus, 1649. Louvre.
Eustache Le Sueur, Saint Paul Preaching at Ephesus, 1649. National Gallery, London.
Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst, c. 1529 or 1535, tapestry probably woven under the direction of Jan van der Vyst, Brussels, probably before 1546. Saint Paul Directing the Burning of the Heathen Books, from the Life of Saint Paul tapestry series. MFA Boston / Met / New York Times
Lucio Massari (1569-1633), Saint Paul and the burning of pagan books at Ephesus.

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