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John Shelby Spong, in Born of a Woman: A Bishop Rethinks the Birth of Jesus, page 109, points to the large number of discrepancies between Acts chapter 9 and Paul’s epistles. Because of this, I look at both Acts of the Apostles and Paul's epistles in order to establish the events that took place. In Galatians 1:12-17, Paul says that no one taught him the ...


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Paul state after his conversion that he is still Pharisee on two occasions Acts 23:6 Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.” Phil 3:5 ...


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John Ashton says in 'History and Theology in New Testament Studies', published in The Nature of New Testament Theology, page 8, that this is a saying of triply dubious authenticity, but does not go on to explain what 'triply dubious' means. John J. Kilgallen says ('ACTS 20:35 AND THUCYDIDES 2.97.4', published in the Journal of Biblical Literature) It is ...


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"πνεύματος ἁγίου" is better stated as "Πνεύματος Ἁγίου", meaning "(the) Holy Spirit" vs any "holy spirit". This distinction is of immense importance; when Jesus says in Acts 1:8," ἀλλὰ λήμψεσθε δύναμιν ἐπελθόντος τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος ἐφ’ ὑμᾶς, καὶ ἔσεσθέ μου μάρτυρες ἔν τε Ἱερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ καὶ Σαμαρίᾳ καὶ ἕως ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς.(Nestle ...



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