The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
Or, constrained by the Word.
Compare (Co2 5:14).
Contrast (Joh 19:13-16); (Act 24:26); (Act 24:27).
Taught by word of mouth, or, hearsay, that is, not by revelation.
Compare (Gal 1:11); (Gal 1:12).
The New Testament Scriptures were not then written.
Apollos' ministry seems to have gone no further; Jesus was the long expected Messiah. Of Paul's doctrine of justification through the blood, and sanctification through the Spirit, he seems at that time to have known nothing.
See (Act 19:3-6).