Paul (icon)

Following is a Russian Orthodox icon of Paul the Apostle from the first quarter of the 18th century (found in Kizhi monastery, Karelia, Russia).

Orthodox Icons are not drawings or creations of imagination. They are in fact writings of things not of this world. Icons can represent our Lord Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Saints. They can also represent the Holy Trinity, Angels, the Heavenly hosts, and even events. Orthodox icons, unlike Western pictures, change the perspective and form of the image so that it is not naturalistic. This is done so that we can look beyond appearances of the world, and instead look to the spiritual truth of the holy person or event. (Source )

complete verse (Acts 25:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 25:2:

  • Uma: “When he arrived there, the leading priests and the other Yahudi leaders met him and they said to him their accusations that they accused Paulus of.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When (he was) there in Awrusalam the leading priests and the leaders of the Yahudi went to him bringing their accusations against Paul.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then the leaders of the sacrificers and the bosses of the Jews, they told Festus their accusations against Paul.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When he arrived there, the leaders of the priests and the leaders of the Jews went to see-him in order to file-charges-against Pablo to him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When he arrived there, the chiefs of the priests and other leaders of the Jews told of nothing other than that they brought up before him their case against Pablo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)