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by Wayne Blank
Troas In Bible History
It was from Troas (which is in Asia) that "the Spirit of Jesus" and a vision from a man in Macedonia directed Paul to take the Gospel across the Aegean Sea to Europe (i.e. Macedonia is in Europe):
"And when they had come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them; so, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas."
Paul passed through Troas on the return voyage of his third missionary journey:
"These went on and were waiting for us at Troas, but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days." (Acts 20:5-6 RSV)
"When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, a door was opened for me in the Lord; but my mind could not rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia." (2 Corinthians 2:12-13 RSV)
Fact Finder: What was the name of the young man of Troas who was killed after falling from a upper-floor window in Troas? What did the apostle Paul do, by means of the Holy Spirit, for the young man who was killed?