Acts 26:14-18 – Who Are You, Lord?

Acts 26:14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
Acts 26:15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ ” ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied.
Acts 26:16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you.
Acts 26:17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'”– World English

Acts 26:14-18 has been quoted to us without any explanation; evidently it is being presented as some kind of proof of the trinity, or that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

We know that some refer to Saul’s usage of the word “Lord” in Acts 26:15, and the statement “the Lord replied”, and claim by this that Saul was addressing the one whom he speaking to as being the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, with the claim that the Greek word often transliterated as KURIOS in the NT represents Jehovah. It is true that in many instances in the extant Greek manuscripts, we find that the Holy Name has been replaced with forms of the Greek word KURIOS; this, however, does not mean that KURIOS in the NT is always speaking of Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. There is no indication in Acts 26:15 that Saul thought he was speaking to the God of Abraham, and this is indicated by the question, “Who are you?” If he did not know who it was who was addressing him, why would he calling that one the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

Those who wish to look more into this may wish to see my studies on my website related to: KURIOS:

The same applies to the fact that Saul bowed to his knees before this “master” who was speaking to him. He certainly would not give homage due only to the Almighty to someone whom he did not know. Such obesiance was common amongst the Hebrew people and was often given to kings and others; such homage, of itself, does not mean giving homage that is only due to the Most High.

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