Acts 3:11

The Codex Bezae adds "as Peter and John went out." As he held (kratounto autou). Genitive absolute of kratew, to hold fast, with accusative rather than genitive to get hold of ( Acts 27:13 ). Old and common verb from krato (strength, force). Perhaps out of gratitude and partly from fear ( Luke 8:38 ). In the porch that is called Solomon's (epi th stoai th kaloumenh Solomwnto). The adjective Stoic (stoiko) is from this word stoa (porch). It was on the east side of the court of the Gentiles (Josephus, Ant. XX. 9, 7) and was so called because it was built on a remnant of the foundations of the ancient temple. Jesus had once taught here ( John 10:23 ). Greatly wondering (ekqamboi). Wondering out of (ek) measure, already filled with wonder (qambou, verse John 10 ). Late adjective. Construction according to sense (plural, though lao singular) as in John 5:16 ; John 6:7 ; John 11:1 , etc.

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