At Thessalonica a number of people came to faith. But opponents of the new Christian community created a disturbance and attacked the house of Jason, who was arrested and held briefly before being released. Afterward, Paul left the city.  

Context: Thessalonica was a major port city in Macedonia, in what today is Greece. The harbor is pictured above. According to Acts and 1 Thessalonians there was hostility against the Christian community at Thessalonica. Although Acts 17:3-4 says that some Thessalonian Jews came to Christian faith, 1 Thess 1:9-10 indicates that most Thessalonian Christians previously held Greco-Roman religious beliefs. To see the sights in Thessalonica click here.

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