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Acts

Acts of the ApostlesThe Acts of the Apostles (lat. Actus Apostolorum) is a book of the Christian Bible, which now stands fifth in the New Testament. It is commonly referred to as simply Acts.

Acts tells the story of the Apostolic Age of the Early Christian church, with particular emphasis on the ministry of the Twelve Apostles and of Paul of Tarsus. The early chapters, set in Jerusalem, discuss Jesus' Resurrection and Great Commission, his Ascension with a prophecy to return, the start of the Twelve Apostles' ministry, and the Day of Pentecost. The later chapters discuss Paul's conversion, his ministry, and finally his arrest and imprisonment and trip to Rome.

It is almost universally agreed that the author of Acts also wrote the Gospel of Luke. In fact, "the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles originally constituted a two-volume work."  See also Luke-Acts. In some editions of the Bible, Luke-Acts has been presented as a single book.  The traditional view is that both books were written c. 60, though most scholars, believing the Gospel to be dependent (at least) on Mark's gospel, view the book(s) as having been written at a later date, sometime between 70 and 100.

Scholars are about evenly divided on whether [the] attribution to Luke [the companion of Paul] should be accepted as historical.

View the Chapters Of Acts:
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  






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