According to NIV & TNIV, Apollos  was a Jew & an Egyptian (a native of Alexandria) (Acts 18:24) but GNB says he was a Jew but born in Alexandria. Is NIV & TNIV correct to say a Jew is also an Egyptian?

Now, that is an easy one.  In the first century Alexandria was the capital of Egypt.  So, a native of Alexandria is an Egyptian.  Some people say I am a native of Connecticut.  Others say I am a native of the United States.  Which is correct?  Both.  The Good News Bible is a paraphrase, so it is not as precise a translation.  Therefore you can assume that the actual original Greek is closer to the NIV or TNIV, but clearly there is no important distinction between the two translations.

John Oakes

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