Acts 2:3

And there appeared unto them separated tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
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Cyril of Jerusalem

AD 386
And there appeared to them separate tongues: Thus they were entirely baptized according to the promise, and invested soul and body with a divine garment of salvation. They partook of fire, not of burning but of saving fire; of fire which consumes the thorns of sins, but gives lustre to the soul.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Tongues of fire. The Hebrews use the name tongue, for almost any thing pointed. Thus they say, a tongue of the earth, for a promontory. (Josue xv. 5.) A fiery tongue for a flame in shape of a tongue. (Isaias v. 24.) The expression, therefore, in this place, may mean noting more than sparks, or rather flames, which appeared above all who were in the house. By the fiery tongues is signified the efficacy of the apostles' preaching, and the gift of tongues bestowed upon them. (Menochius)

Hippolytus of Rome

AD 235
This is the Spirit that was given to the apostles in the form of fiery tongues.

Severus of Antioch

AD 538
And there appeared to them separate tongues: So then, the thorns were consumed, that is, the transgression from Adam was consumed.

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

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