Complete 10 pages APA formatted article: Key Theological Themes of the Passages. Languages from Pathia, Medes, Elamites, Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia and Libya were spoken by the holy messengers to propagate the words of God. Hence, this mysterious occurrence created anxiety to the minds of the people who witnessed the divine teachings conducted through confounded languages whereas others became extremely doubtful and were merely satisfied in relegating the incident to something of a mockery (Barclay 1976, p. 20).
The day of the Pentecost or the Day of the Feast of Harvest is a very significant event in Jerusalem because this is the occasion wherein many will pour into the Temple and will hear the words of God that will encourage them to abandon their current faith and replace it with a new one. one that will adhere to the commands and the passion of the Lord (Marshall 1992).
However, Luke left some mystery to the passage by not specifying the “one place” wherein thousands of people will gather together to be converted. Yet, it is not hard to determine the “one place” Luke is talking about because it is quite given by the event of the Pentecost. It could be in the portico of the Temple because this is the place where people routinely meet for prayer. The silence of Luke regarding this matter could have been due to his apprehension not to divert the attention of the people from reality. the deeper reason for Luke’s silence unquestionably holds important credence (Harrington 1992).
On the other hand, “they” could indicate a variety of people. Some believe that “they” were the Apostles because of the “the eleven Apostles” in Chapter 1: 26. Nevertheless, in the proceeding chapters and verses of the book, Luke strongly emphasized the “disciples” who are composed of men, brothers and sisters in which the term “they” emerged. So, it is probable that the “they” in the passage are the “disciples” (Alexander and Court 1998).