Andrew Chapman wrote:32 Ἐγένετο δὲ Πέτρον διερχόμενον διὰ πάντων κατελθεῖν καὶ πρὸς τοὺς ἁγίους τοὺς κατοικοῦντας Λύδδα.
33 εὗρεν δὲ ἐκεῖ ἄνθρωπόν τινα ὀνόματι Αἰνέαν ἐξ ἐτῶν ὀκτὼ κατακείμενον ἐπὶ κραβάττου, ὃς ἦν παραλελυμένος.
Gloag: '.. the probability is that he was a Christian; for it is said that Peter went down to visit the saints in Lydia; and..'
Alford: '.. from Peter's visit being to the saints, it would seem that he was [a believer]..'
Other arguments are presented, one way and the other, but I would like to ask specifically about the ἐκεῖ. Does it perhaps refer more naturally back to Λύδδα than to τοὺς ἁγίους? Might we expect Luke to have written, say, εὗρεν δὲ ἐν αὐτοῖς, if Aeneas was one of their number?
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