Biblical scholars tend to see the Ethiopian eunuch and court official through the eyes of Philip
the evangelist, which is also what the author of the text wants us to do. However, the narrative
about the Ethiopian court official is also a story about the experiences of an ancient traveller,
and as such, the story invokes the tales of contemporary migrants. In this study, I explore
how the story about a sojourning court official intersects with contemporary immigration and
identity issues. My study demonstrates how the travelling court official can be used as a figure
to think with and how his story mirrors challenges faced by migrant workers today.