Acts 8:26

Overview - Acts 8
By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, the church being planted in Samaria, by Philip the deacon, who preached, did miracles, and baptized many;
among the rest Simon the sorcerer, a great seducer of the people;
14 Peter and John come to confirm and enlarge the church; where, by prayer and imposition of hands giving the Holy Ghost;
18 when Simon would have bought the like power of them, Peter sharply reproving his hypocrisy and covetousness, and exhorting him to repentance, together with John preaching the word of the Lord, return to Jerusalem;
26 but the angel sends Philip to teach and baptize the Ethiopian Eunuch.
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Acts 8:26  (King James Version)
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

The angel
5:19 Acts 10:7 Acts 10:22 Acts 12:8-11 Acts 12:23 27:23 2 Kings 1:3 ; Hebrews 1:14

1 Chronicles 22:16 ; Isaiah 60:1-22

Joshua 13:3 ; 15:47 Zechariah 9:5

It is probable, that we should refer [eremos ,] desert, not to Gaza, but
to [hodos ,] the way; though Gaza was situated at the entrance of the desert, and the ancient city was in ruins, being destroyed by Alexander. Matthew 3:1-3 ; Luke 3:2-4