Acts 20:9–10—How could Eutycus be dead if he had life in him?

Problem: Verse nine says he was “taken up dead.” But in the very next verse Paul said, “his life is in him.”

Solution: His life was in him only after Paul had performed the miracle (v. 10), not before (v. 9).

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This excerpt is from When Critics Ask: A Popular Handbook on Bible Difficulties (Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books, 1992). © 2014 Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Click here to purchase this book.