Acts 19:26

Moreover you see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are no gods, which are made with hands:
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John Chrysostom

AD 407
He overturns, says he, our craft: (e) From this work we have our wealth. Hath persuaded. How did he persuade— he, a man of mean consideration? How prevail over so great a force of habit? By doing what— by saying what? It is not for a Paul (to effect this), it is not for a man. Even this is enough, that he said, They are no gods. Now if the impiety (of the heathen religions) was so easy to detect, it ought to have been condemned long ago: if it was strong, it ought not to have been overthrown so quickly. (b) For, lest they should consider within themselves (how strange), that a human being should have such power as this, and if a human being has power to effect such things, why then one ought to be persuaded by that man, he adds: (f) not only is this our craft in danger to be set at naught, but also, as if forsooth alleging a greater consideration, the temple of the great goddess Diana, etc. (c) whom all Asia and the world worships.

Peter of Alexandria

AD 311
For at Ephesus also they seized Gaius and Aristarchus instead of Paul, and rustled to the theatre, these being Paul's companions in travel

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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