St. Paul, the Author of the Acts of the Apostles and of the Third Gospel

St. Paul, the Author of the Acts of the Apostles and of the Third Gospel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the Roman Christians, for whom he doubtless related it thus at length.t We really have not a scrap of direct evidence to prove that Luke was able to write a prescription, or even his own name. t "Now, of Luke we know no particulars."--Zeller, vol. ii. p. 263. j "The style of the Preface is pure Greek."--Olshausen, vol. i. p. 73. There are fewer Hebraisms in the second part of the Acts (that containing the history of St. Paul) than in the rest of the work.--Wirier, "Grammar of the New Testament," p. 35. Jerome, quoted by Bishop Wordsworth, "Introduction to St. Luke," says that the writer was "inter omnes evangelistas Graeci sermonis eruditissimus." (See Note C II., p. 96.) Acts xi, 21 j xii. 24; xix. 17, 20. 5. It was written before the destruction of Jerusalem, for not a hint is breathed of any such vital change or great catastrophe. St. Paul was made a prisoner because, as the Jews said, he had profaned the Temple, --indeed, his life-work J had been to resist Judaism. If the Temple had been swept away, should we not have some hint in the closing verses of the Acts--something to break the calm continuity of the last few chapters? We have but to sail back from Rome to Jerusalem to find everything just in statu quo, --the Temple standing and its services going on as usual. 6. The Acts are a defence of the status of the Gentiles in the Church. Indeed, chapter xv. is said Rom. i. 13; xv. 23. (See Note C., V. and XII., pp. 98, 101.) f "Forsan et base olim meminisse juvabit"; though the olim represents no greater lapse of time here than a year or two. J Gal. ii.; v. 11. "It must be remembered that the old landmarks, material and moral, were destroyed by...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236845730
  • 9781236845733