What was the Areopagus in the Bible?

The Areopagus sermon refers to a sermon delivered by Apostle Paul in Athens, at the Areopagus, and recounted in Acts 17:16–34. The Areopagus sermon is the most dramatic and most fully-reported speech of the missionary career of Saint Paul and followed a shorter address in Lystra recorded in Acts 14:15–17.

What was the purpose of the Areopagus?

The principle function of the Areopagus, in the 4th century BCE , was to try cases of homicide.

What happened at the Areopagus?

The Areopagus nevertheless retained “guardianship of the laws” (perhaps a legislative veto); it tried prosecutions under the law of eisangelia (“impeachment”) for unconstitutional acts. As a court under the presidency of the archōn basileus, it also decided cases of murder.

Who were members of the Areopagus?

In pre-classical times (before the 5th c. BC), the Areopagus was the council of elders of the city, similar to the Roman Senate. Like the Senate, its membership was restricted to those who had held high public office, in this case that of Archon.

What is the meaning of Areopago?

British Dictionary definitions for Areopagus

Areopagus. / (ˌærɪˈɒpəɡəs) / noun. the hill to the northwest of the Acropolis in Athens. (in ancient Athens) the judicial council whose members (Areopagites) met on this hill.

Did Paul preach at the Acropolis?

Regarding the spot from where Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians, it is also said that he preached in front of the High Court’s Body as one of its members (Dionysius the Aeropagite) adopted the ideas of his preaching. Areopagus was the name of the hill west of the Athenian Acropolis.

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