By Darrell L. Bock
This groundbreaking paintings by way of Darrell Bock completely explores the theology of Luke’s gospel and the publication of Acts. In his writing, Luke documents the tale of God operating via Jesus to herald a brand new period of promise and Spirit-enablement in order that the folk of God may be God’s humans even in the course of a antagonistic global. it's a message the church nonetheless wishes this present day. Bock either covers significant Lukan subject matters and units forth the special contribution of Luke-Acts to the hot testomony and the canon of Scripture, offering readers with an in-depth and holistic take hold of of Lukan theology within the higher context of the Bible.
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Hemer, Book of Acts, 383 – 87 . 32 . Fitzmyer, Acts, 52 – 53; Bock, Acts, 676 – 77 . 33 . If this is the case, we are anywhere before Paul’s martyrdom as presented in the tradition, which is usually placed in the later part of the 60s . See 1 Clement 5:5 – 7; Ignatius, Romans 4:2; Eusebius, Eccl . Hist . 8; Hemer, Book of Acts, 402 – 4 . 34 . indd 41 reaching Rome . Although I still regard as more likely a date for the volumes in the 60s, I think it more likely to fall in the mid- to later 60s than I did before .
Thus, a major argument for a date in the 80s – 90s does not work . Although a date in the 80s is popular and possible, it is not the most likely . 29 Reasons for this date include the following: (1) the picture in Acts that Rome, knowing little about the movement, is still deciding where Christianity fits; (2) failure to note the death of either James (AD 62) or Paul (ca . , Acts 6 – 7 [the Stephen account], 21 – 23 [Paul’s arrest in Jerusalem]); and (4) the amount of uncertainty expressed about internal Gentile-Jewish relations, especially table fellowship, which fits a setting that parallels the Pauline letters that deal with similar tensions (Romans, Galatians, 1 Corinthians 8 – 10, Ephesians) .
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