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The second half of Luke's history of the church, which was commissioned by Theophilus. It covers the actions of the Apostles from Christ's ascension to heaven to Paul's imprisonment in Rome.

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Significance of Paul's conversation with the Tribune in Acts 22:26-28

In Acts 22, Paul is about to be flogged, but mentions to a centurion that he is a Roman citizen. The centurion gets the tribune in charge of the situation and brings him to Paul, and this conversation ...
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In Acts 22:5, what authority did Paul have to destroy Christians?

[Act 22:5 NLT] (5) The high priest and the whole council of elders can testify that this is so. For I received letters from them to our Jewish brothers in Damascus, authorizing me to bring the ...
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Acts Chronological Timeline

Where can I find an accurate chronological timeline that includes the events of the Book of Acts, Paul's letters, and (also it would be nice) connections with Classical Roman history? I see many ...
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What clue does Apollos 'knew only the baptism of John,' provide about his subsequent change and impact on the church after meeting Priscilla & Aquila?

Text: Acts 18: 24 -28 (ESV) Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And ...
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Is Acts 4:29-31 an example of earnestly desiring spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:31, 14:1)?

Acts 4:29-31 (ESV) 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and ...
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Is there a conflict between these 3 verses - Galatians 1:18-20 & 2:1-2 & Acts 9:26-32?

background Paul asserts in Galatians 1:18-20 that he saw none of the apostles except Cephas and James the Lord's brother. Acts 9:26-30 (27) But Barnabas brings Paul to the apostles and brought to the ...
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Were the seven men in Acts 6:3 Deacons or just godly men?

Seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, were appointed to minister neglected Greek widows. It is traditionally believed that those men were the first appointed Deacons of the ...
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When did Saul/Paul first go to Jerusalem

Asking because I am now reading Michael Grant's "Saint Paul" (1976). He lends credence to some argument p.14.5 that Luke's mention of Paul being at the stoning of Stephen as only a literary device ...
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Acts 6:3 -Does a person full of "the Spirit" still need wisdom?

What does the men "full of (the)Spirit mean,"full of the Holy Spirit? Can the men full of "the Spirit" (=the Holy Spirit) as rendered in all Eng. Translations,lack anything? (In ...
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