1 Thessalonians 3:1

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Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone; (ASV)

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Did Paul Go to Athens Alone?

JW:

Bart Ehrman points out in Jesus, Interrupted the contradiction in the Christian Bible regarding whether or not Paul went to Athens alone:

1 Thessalonians 3:1-2

1 Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone;
2 and sent Timothy, our brother and God`s minister in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort [you] concerning your faith;

Verses:

Acts 17:15-16

15 But they that conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timothy that they should come to him with all speed, they departed.
16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he beheld the city full of idols.

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