Luke, a physician, likely would have studied at this Greek structure (it was a medical school).
In some of the ruins you can see carved bulls which are traditional symbols for saint Luke.
Just beyond the great marketplace was the harbour. Many stores line this commercial space.
In the past you were spiritually dead because of your sins and the things you did against God. Yes, in the past you lived the way the world lives, following the ruler of the evil powers that are above the earth. That same spirit is now working in those who refuse to obey God. In the past all of us lived like them, trying to please our sinful selves and doing all the things our bodies and minds wanted. We should have suffered God’s anger because we were sinful by nature. We were the same as all other people.
But God’s mercy is great, and he loved us very much. Though we were spiritually dead because of the things we did against God, he gave us new life with Christ. You have been saved by God’s grace.