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What was the Synagogue of the Freedmen?

Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen. But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke. Acts 6:9-10
            We are not sure.  We know they were Jews and they didn’t like Jesus.  They weren’t very educated in the scriptures, because Stephen intimidated them.  Some believe they were Jewish slaves, possibly on the run from their masters.  They were religious bullies and murderers.