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Actual text of Acts 17:16-21

Athens, Greece

Great religious and cultural center of Roman world

"All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas."
(Acts 17:21)

Paul was upset because of all the idols!
He taught in the Jewish synagogue and marketplace.

Epicurean and Stoic Philosophers

"May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we want to know what they mean."
(Acts 17:19,20)

"They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection."
(Acts 17:18)

Paul preaches on Mars Hill

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