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Een reactie posten. By Richard I. The appearance of new Hermeneia volumes usually generates great interest. Although the choice of Richard Pervo to write on Acts does not reflect the current mainstream of Acts scholarship on some significant points, it does call on one known for sustained engagement with it. Pervo displays his erudition lavishly in his treatment of the Greek text, including text-critical comments and often though less consistently than Mikeal Parsons rhetorical observations; he also provides numerous valuable literary insights. As we shall note below, his treatment of the secondcentury Christian context in which he places the work is unsurpassed though most scholars do not agree with his view on that context.
The historical reliability of the Acts of the Apostles , the principal historical source for the Apostolic Age , is of interest for biblical scholars and historians of Early Christianity as part of the debate over the historicity of the Bible. Archaeological inscriptions and other independent sources show that Acts contains some accurate details of 1st century society with regard to the titles of officials, administrative divisions, town assemblies, and rules of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. However, the historicity of the depiction of Paul the Apostle in Acts is contested. Acts describes Paul differently from how Paul describes himself, both factually and theologically. Luke—Acts is a two-part historical account traditionally ascribed to Luke , who was believed to be a follower of Paul.
Een reactie posten. Pervo, Acts Hermeneia , Fortress, Richard I.