Feb 20, 2011

A Comparison of the Healing Accounts in Acts 9:32-43

I was looking through some of my files and came upon this table I created several years back. Maybe it will be of interest to someone.
Acts 9:32–35
Acts 9:36–43
Peter comes to Lydda on his own
Peter asked to come to Joppa
Miracle occurs in Lydda
Miracle occurs in Joppa
A certain man
A certain female disciple
Nature of the problem: paralysis
Nature of the problem: death
No prayer mentioned
Prayer mentioned
Both miracles involve Peter
Peter addresses both people by name
Peter tells both people to arise
Both are restored immediately
Both miracles result in people being converted

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