Although some commentators on Acts observe that a portion of Acts 26:16 borrows from LXX Ezek 2:1, the significance of this has not been grasped. The agreement belongs to a series of parallels between Ezekiel’s inaugural vision and the accounts of Paul’s call or conversion in Acts 9:1–9, 22:6–11, and 26:12–18. The best explanation for the scattered correlations is that Luke received a tradition or story that likened Paul’s vision of Jesus to Ezekiel’s vision of the anthropomorphic form of the Lord and indeed identified Paul’s Lord with the figure in Ezekiel. It is possible that the apostle himself was responsible for this interpretation of his vision.

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