And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming [thither] went into the synagogue of the Jews.
Note 1 at Ac 17:10: Berea was a city in the southwestern portion of Macedonia (see note 1 at Ac 16:9) about forty-five miles west-southwest of Thessalonica (see note 3 at Ac 17:1) and twenty-three miles inland from the Aegean Sea. Paul preached here on his second missionary journey and passed through Berea twice on his third missionary journey (Ac 20:1-4). The city still exists today and is called Veria.
Special mention is made in Ac 17:11 of the Bereans being more noble than their countrymen in Thessalonica because they searched the Scriptures to confirm what Paul and Silas were preaching. The result was that many people believed on the Lord Jesus Christ (see note 2 at Ac 17:12). In Ac 20:4, we read that one of Paul's coworkers, Sopater, was from Berea.