Rhoda (biblical figure)
Rhoda is a minor individual in the angel." Yet Peter kept on knocking and eventually they opened the door for him.
Peter had walked out of a prison chained to, and guarded by, Roman soldiers and confined behind secure walls; yet, was unable to get past a gate because a servant girl was too excited to open it for him. Jaroslav Pelikan suggests that it is "difficult not to smile when reading this little anecdote," while F. F. Bruce says that the scene is "full of vivid humour."
- Joseph Henry Thayer, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, RHODA.
- Jaroslav Pelikan, Acts (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2005), 148.
- F. F. Bruce, Commentary on the Book of the Acts (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964), 251.