15 And after those days we packed and went up to Jerusalem.
16 Also some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us and brought with them a certain Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we were to lodge.
17 And when we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
packed (v.15) — probably means “saddled our horses,” which explains how they got the 70 miles to Jerusalem in two days.
up to Jerusalem (v.15) — almost 70 miles. The journey took two days, so they lodged with Mnason. He probably didn’t travel with them; the disciples of Caesarea took Paul and his companions to Mnason’s house, then went home. Lodging would have been difficult to find because of all the pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem for the feast.
Mnason (v.16) — a Greek name — probably a Hellenistic Jew — He was from Cyprus (like Barnabus)
early (v.16) — He’d been a disciple for a long time.
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