“And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.”
King James Version (KJV)
17:32 Some mocked - Interrupting him thereby. They took offence at that which is the principal motive of faith, from the pride of reason. And having once stumbled at this, they rejected all the rest.
Ac 17:32 When they heard of the resurrection of the dead. The Epicureans were materialists like the Sadducees (see PNT "Mt 3:7). They no doubt mocked at the idea of a resurrection. The Stoics probably wished to hear again of this matter. There was a division of sentiment.