αὐτοῦ ἔσται, ἐν προστάγματι αὐτοῦ πᾶσα ἡ εὐδοκία, having determined their appointed seasons, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. As all the human race are the offspring, and are under the government of one common Father, they are all brethren of one family, and are bound to treat one another as such. horizo. Acts 17:26 "and He made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined {their} appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation". Acts 17:24-26. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/acts-17.html. "He made of one" The particular one was Adam. BibliographyGodbey, William. heis) is sometimes used for a certain one (Greek. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. "Their territorial boundaries" (Rieu). 1897. 1. The Expositor's Greek Testament. give simply, “the appointed seasons.” Few words, even in St. Paul’s teaching, are more pregnant with significance. For His children the Father has provided a home. Greek. "E.W. "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". Acts 17:26. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Acts 17:26". not simply seasons in the sense used in addressing the people of Lystra, Acts 14:17, as if St. Paul had in mind only the course of nature as divinely ordered, and not also a divine philosophy of history. They justify all that the wise of heart have said as to the “manifold wisdom of God,” as seen in history and in the education of mankind. He has preconstructed for his race a scheme and a history, with predetermined periods of time and boundaries in space. "Commentary on Acts 17:26". When we read ‘they are made of One’ we are carried back to the higher thought of the prophet (Malachi 2:10), ‘Have we not all one Father?’ This was a philosophy not likely to be acceptable to the Athenians, among whom the distinction between Greeks and Barbarians was as radical as that which has grown up in America between white man and ‘nigger,’ or between Europeans and natives of India. 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. AB Vulg. "Commentary on Acts 17:26". Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". "Having determined their appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation" "Having determined their appointed times, and the boundaries of their habitation" (NASV). The previous verses had given what we may venture to call St. Paul’s Philosophy of Religion. Bibliography"Commentary on Acts 17:26". Acts 17:24, he made, i.e., created of one; see Hackett’s note.— κατοικεῖν: infinitive of purpose.— ἐξ ἑνὸς ( αἵματος), see critical note. The ‘seasons’ referred to are those which God has ordained for seed-time and harvest, summer and winter, day and night, which are fixed by His decree and make the earth a fitting abode for men. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/acts-17.html. It must take a lot of nerve (or unbelief) on the part of certain professed Christians, to assert that the early chapters of Genesis are mythical. And hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their, "and He made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined {their} appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation", "Having determined their appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation", "Although, God cannot be held responsible for the tyranny or aggression of individual nations (their abuse of freewill), yet both the history and the geography of each nation are ultimately under His control", Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Memph. (Aristot. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/acts-17.html. 1851. But the true reading beyond doubt is, 'fixed the set times, and the bounds of their habitation' [ prostetagmenos (Greek #4367) is the only reading of authority: protetagmenos of the Received Text has next to none].