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by Winter,Clark




The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting includes fourteen chapters devoted to the literary framework that undergirds the Book of Acts. Topics include the text as historical monograph, ancient rhetoric and speeches, the Pauline corpus, biblical history, subsequent ecclesiastical histories, and modern literary method. All of these chapters arise out of a consultation by the project's scholars at Cambridge in March 1993.
Download The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting (The Book of Acts in Its First Century Setting) epub
ISBN: 0802824331
ISBN13: 978-0802824332
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Author: Winter,Clark
Language: English
Publisher: Eerdmans; 1st edition (November 18, 1993)
Pages: 491 pages
ePUB size: 1893 kb
FB2 size: 1965 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 103
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adventure time
I wrote an unpublished Acts and NT History commentary, using this series among other works, as the foundation. This plus John Mauck's "Paul On Defense" are a must for the Acts student. It takes a lot of reading to get through all the "Setting" books, but if you put the info in your notes, it will serve you all your life to recall the powerful information within.
LeXXXuS
An uncommonly erudite and scholarly analysis of the study of the historical Book of Acts
Delari
An interesting collection of essays.

Rosner's essay on biblical history and Acts was especially outstanding. He argues forcefully that the Old Testament was central to Acts. "Acts cites the Jewish Scriptures some thirty-five times. However, the debt of Acts to the Old Testament extends well beyond the many quotations and allusions which pepper the document" (p 66). It is clear that the author of Acts took from the Old Testament the understanding and ultimate meaning of history. "Key events in Acts are narrated as the action of God" (p 79) and Jesus is portrayed as the redeemer of mankind whose coming fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament.

Wenham has another excellent essay dealing with Acts and the Pauline corpus. Various scholars have attacked Acts on the grounds that it differs from Paul's epistles. Wenham differs, and suggests that "The Acts narrative suggests a chronological and geographical context for the letters" (p 257). Far too often, scholars have ignored the obvious fact that the impetus for the letters was usually problem solving, and the epistles answered some controversy or problem.

Gempf discusses public speaking in relation to Acts. One of the most obvious status symbols in the ancient world was knowing rhetoric. "At the time of that the New Testament was being written, the Greek ideal of educating for a sound mind and body had given way to the primacy of rhetoric. The subjects of mathematics and science were pushed aside...Rhetoric was, to the ancients, power....speaking was central to success" (p 260).