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J. A. Alexander states the purpose of Acts in his commentary, as a special history of the planting and extension of the church, both among Jews and Gentiles...1 This, obviously, is the traditional understanding of Acts and the Gospels, as history, and corresponds to the traditional understanding of Christianity itself by the Church as the work of God ...


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1. Question Restatement: What was the writer's purpose in writing the book of Acts? 2. Answer: Fortunately, the purpose is Explicitly Stated -- In both Luke AND Acts: The Books of Luke and Acts serve as "written testimony" -- which give a defense and an explanation for the justification for the conclusion rendered - that the salvation of God was going ...


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Famine in the area in the mid-late 40's, according to an IVP New Testament commentary.


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Pilate told them, “Take him yourselves and pass judgment on him according to your own law!” The Jewish leaders replied, “We cannot legally put anyone to death.” (Jo 18:31 [NET]) Jesus had escaped from a stoning in John 8:59. Then they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple area. (Jo 8:59 [NET]) After a time ...


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There is considerable difficulty in harmonising the chronology of Paul's epistles with that of Acts, and there is no scholarly consensus that Acts 9:26 accurately describes the same event as Galatians 1:18. There is also the issue of whether the author known to us as Luke intentionally omitted secondary details from Paul's epistles, with the result that ...


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The Greek text of the Textus Receptus (1550) states, Ἐν αὐτῷ γὰρ ζῶμεν καὶ κινούμεθα καὶ ἐσμέν ὡς καί τινες τῶν καθ᾽ ὑμᾶς ποιητῶν εἰρήκασιν Τοῦ γὰρ καὶ γένος ἐσμέν which is translated as, For in Him we live, and move, and exist, even as some of your own poets have said, "For we are also His offspring." The Greek word ἐσμέν is a verb conjugated ...



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