The Ethiopian eunuch was well respected in the court of Candice but in Jerusalem he was denied access to the temple of the faith he was so anxious to understand. Cut off from the people of God by race and circumstance he none-the-less worshiped the God whose holy word branded him unclean. (Deuteronomy 23:1) It’s no surprise then that one so excluded would be drawn to the suffering servant described by Isaiah and wonder if the word about “the prophet or someone else” might also be a word for him. So God sends Philip the Greek to evangelize the African official into the faith of Jesus the suffering Jew. Irony is not lost on the Lord.