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120 In The Upper Room

In Acts 2 how many people were gathered together when the Holy Spirit came? Chapter 1 talks about 120 people and the appointing of Judas' replacement. Were all these given the gift or just the 12 disciples?

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I thought that around 300 gathered in the upper room but by the time Jesus came with the Holy Spirit, all but 120 had tired of waiting and left?
---Ingrid on 8/1/11


We need to study!

120 in the upper room is correct. This consists of the woman, The 11 Apostles, Jesus Brothers, and the
70 desciples. Also likely in the room were the Religious Leaders who remained anonymous during the 3 year ministry of Jesus (Nicodemus/Joseph/others).

Now... the 3000 that were baptized occured in the abandon Gynasium just north of the Temple.(Zanoriah)

STUDY!!!
---John on 12/30/10


Acts 1:15 says 120
I would say the Word is correct

Acts 2:13 15 peter stood with the 11 because the crowd thought they were drunk
I would say the 12 received the gift
---michael_e on 12/29/10


It says the number of the names was 120.
Simon Peter, Mary Magdalene and such have 2 or 3 names for one person.
If this was the case it may have been no where near the amount typically believed.
---Frank on 12/27/10


The people in the upperroom were all apostles and elders of the times not brothers and sisters of Jesus. Acts speaks specifically stating that everyone received that "baptism" of the holy spirit i.e. speaking in tongues. this means that all 120 people received the gift.
---diane on 12/25/10




Gary:

When they were in the upper room in one accord. What was there prayer? Anyone have an idea?

I used to own a Honda, and I know they have roomy interiors, but I would expect them all to be praying "someone please open a door!" (Sorry, I just couldn't resist) :)
---StrongAxe on 2/11/10


Jansen
3000 including 120 came aft they left the upper room & it was broadcast around, with signes & wonders.

Michael
You used some scriptures from Acts. The most important scripture you left out was Acts 2 v's 37-41 which Fulfills Matt.28 v's 19-20 God's Salvation Plan. In the which the trin-leaders deny. Aft the rapture takes place, the trin-people wont deny it then, then it'l be to late.
---Lawrence on 2/10/10


\\ When they were in the upper room in one accord. What was there prayer? Anyone have an idea?
---Gary on 2/10/10\\

Sounds to me like there was. Any reason to suppose there was not?

ALL Christians are given the gift of the Holy Spirit. No reason to suppose from the passage that it was only the 12.
---Cluny on 2/10/10


When they were in the upper room in one accord. What was there prayer? Anyone have an idea?
---Gary on 2/10/10


Act 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Act 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
Act 1:26 And they gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Act 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Act 2:14a But Peter, standing up with the eleven,
Act 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
It seems only the apostles are mentioned to use the gift.
---MIchael on 2/10/10




I have often wondered if this was the home of Peter and Mary (John Marks Mother) and John Mark was his son.

Very little scripture to support that, but it's a hunch.
---James on 2/9/10


in any case, were the 120 IN THE UPPER ROOM? Can an upper room hold 120 people? How could 3000 man hear their tongues if they were in an upper room?
---Jansen on 2/9/10


everyone there spoke in tongues because the Spirit of God sat upon each of them. and the Holy Spirit gave each utterance.
then they spilled out into the street and those Jews nearby who'd traveled to attend the feast of Pentecost heard the glories of God each in the language where they had come from.
then Peter preached that what they heard and saw was for everyone who would believe, to all generations.
some say because we have the Bible that tongues arent needed anymore. but its the Bible that tells us about tongues and still speaks of it as a living abiding experience to receive by faith.
the letters from the writers, the messages preached, the Holy Spirit, faith.. all of the elements are still here today that they had back then.
---opalgal on 12/12/08


Part#1 Acts 2
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
---mima on 11/28/08


Part #2
YES they were all there including the mother of Jesus(Mary) and she too received the gift of speaking in tongues. Where's the proof? They were all filled. All would have included Mary since she was among them.
The only group that teach that Mary was baptized in the Holy Spirit(Spoke in tongues) is the Chrismatic Catholics. Many others including the Assemblies of God will agree after you point it out to them.
---mima on 11/28/08


The antecedent for "they were" - "esan" is in the preceding verse "ton hendeka apostolon" - the eleven apostles and I can't see the Greek text referring to the 120 at all. However that is not to say that the 120 were excluded from being baptised in the Holy Spirit. It may well have been a case of the Holy Spirit falling upon the apostles first before the Holy Spirit began to flow through the apostles to touch the remaining 109 of the crowd. Also looking closer at the Greek text, it does not appear that the eleven were in the "upper room" when the event of Pentecost took place.
---Eric on 11/28/08


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Nellah,
How do you get "but only the disciples could speak in tongues." from Acts 2:1-4, "they were ALL with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon EACH of them. And they were ALL filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."
---Bruce5656 on 1/12/06


120 people were present in the upper room at a prayer meeting that lasted several days. ch. 2 Seven (that number again) weeks had passed since Jesus' death and resurrection. Dispensation of the Church had now arrived. At this prayer meeting, everyone present received the gift of the Holy Ghost, but only the disciples could speak in tongues. Weren't there 84, or 94 disciples?
---Nellah on 1/11/06


There were 120 people there & everyone of them spoke in other tongues. Acts 2:4 And THEY WERE ALL FILLED with the Holy Ghost, AND began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
---RICKEY on 1/11/06


Ruben, I was responding to just one small section of what you said. My response had nothing to do with how many children Mary had and neither does the original question.
---M.P. on 12/13/05


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I'm sure there were many others, not just the immediate family and friends of the Lord Jesus. Remember, He sent off how many people in pairs to go from town to town. There were other followers of Christ who would be joining the apostles for worship.
---Ann5758 on 12/13/05


Acts 1:15 And in those day Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
I believe there were just as many people, when the Holy Spirit came, as when Matthias was numbered with the eleven apostles. I believe this because of, Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
---Ulrika on 12/13/05


Ruben ... Is the point of your mathematics just to try to prove that Mary did not have further children?
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/13/05


M.P.-(Ruben I'm sure you are mistaken when you say that there were 11 apostles at the time. We read in the previous chapter that the 12th apostle (a replacement for Judas) had been chosen. His name was Matthias. If he had been chosen I'm sure he would have been there.)Ok so that leaves 79 or 89 brothers of Jesus.. Did Mary of that many children?
---ruben on 12/13/05


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Ruben I'm sure you are mistaken when you say that there were 11 apostles at the time. We read in the previous chapter that the 12th apostle (a replacement for Judas) had been chosen. His name was Matthias. If he had been chosen I'm sure he would have been there.
---M.P. on 12/13/05


According to Joel 2 and Acts 2 the promise is given to everyone. Not just the upper room people.It doesn't really matter how many were in the room when it happened the gift is for everyone.
---john on 12/12/05


I know this is off target,but speaking about 120 people in the upper room. these persons were the Apostles, Mary, the women, and the "brothers" of Jesus. Now there were 11 Apostles at the time. Jesus' mother makes 12. The women, lets say a couple of dozen of them. So that puts us up to 30 or 40 or so. So that leaves the number of Jesus' brothers at about 80 or 90! Do you think Mary had 80 or 90 children?
---ruben on 12/12/05


It was all 120. they gathered in the upper room and the Holy Ghost fell upon them.
---Rebecca_D on 12/11/05


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