Acts 8:40
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New Living Translation
Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the town of Azotus. He preached the Good News there and in every town along the way until he came to Caesarea.

King James Bible
But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

Darby Bible Translation
And Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through he announced the glad tidings to all the cities till he came to Caesarea.

World English Bible
But Philip was found at Azotus. Passing through, he preached the Good News to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.

Young's Literal Translation
and Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through, he was proclaiming good news to all the cities, till his coming to Caesarea.

Acts 8:40 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus - Probably none saw him, from his leaving the eunuch, till he was there.

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Library
Period iii. The Critical Period: A. D. 140 to A. D. 200
The interval between the close of the post-apostolic age and the end of the second century, or from about 140 to 200, may be called the Critical Period of Ancient Christianity. In this period there grew up conceptions of Christianity which were felt by the Church, as a whole, to be fundamentally opposed to its essential spirit and to constitute a serious menace to the Christian faith as it had been commonly received. These conceptions, which grew up both alongside of, and within the Church, have
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History

Gaza
After very many histories of this place in the Holy Bible, which there is no need to repeat here,--in this city did Alexander the Great, at length, besiege Babemeses the Persian, by the space of two months. "And that city, which before-time was most famous, was laid waste by him, and rendered desert." Not that he had destroyed the building of the city, or consumed it with fire; for presently after his death, Antigonus and Ptolemy, his captains, fighting, it had walls, gates, and fortifications: but
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

And on the Day Following He Went Forth Still More Eagerly Bent on The...
11. And on the day following he went forth still more eagerly bent on the service of God and having fallen in with the old man he had met previously, he asked him to dwell with him in the desert. But when the other declined on account of his great age, and because as yet there was no such custom, Antony himself set off forthwith to the mountain. And yet again the enemy seeing his zeal and wishing to hinder it, cast in his way what seemed to be a great silver dish. But Antony, seeing the guile of
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

Whether Baptism Can be Conferred in the Name of Christ?
Objection 1: It seems that Baptism can be conferred in the name of Christ. For just as there is "one Faith," so is there "one Baptism" (Eph. 4:5). But it is related (Acts 8:12) that "in the name of Jesus Christ they were baptized, both men and women." Therefore now also can Baptism be conferred in the name of Christ. Objection 2: Further, Ambrose says (De Spir. Sanct. i): "If you mention Christ, you designate both the Father by Whom He was anointed, and the Son Himself, Who was anointed, and the
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Joshua 11:22
None of the descendants of Anak were left in all the land of Israel, though some still remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.

1 Samuel 5:1
After the Philistines captured the Ark of God, they took it from the battleground at Ebenezer to the town of Ashdod.

Acts 8:25
After testifying and preaching the word of the Lord in Samaria, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem. And they stopped in many Samaritan villages along the way to preach the Good News.

Acts 9:30
When the believers heard about this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus, his hometown.

Acts 10:1
In Caesarea there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of the Italian Regiment.

Acts 10:24
They arrived in Caesarea the following day. Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends.

Acts 11:11
"Just then three men who had been sent from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were staying.

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