Tag Archives: Acts

Continual? Or repeatedly?

By jps Interesting item I just ran across in editing The Greek Verb Revisited. This is from Stephen Levinsohn’s contribution on periphrastics: Both imperfectives [imperfect and periphrastic] occur in Acts 12:5 (ὁ μὲν οὖν Πέτρος ἐτηρεῖτο ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ· προσευχὴ δὲ ἦν ἐκτενῶς γινομένη ὑπὸ τῆς ἐκκλησίας πρὸς τὸν θεὸν περὶ αὐτοῦ …read more

Christian Texts and History • Intrusive parenthetical remarks in Acts 1.15-22.

By Ben C. Smith Acts 1.15-22 reads (according to codex Vaticanus, which modern eclectic NT texts quite closely resemble):15 Καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ταύταις ἀναστὰς Πέτρος ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἀδελφῶν εἶπεν· ἦν τε ὄχλος ὀνομάτων ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ ὡς ἑκατὸν εἴκοσι16 Ἄνδρες ἀδελφοί, ἔδει πληρωθῆναι τὴν γραφὴν ἣν προεῖπε τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ Ἅγιον διὰ …read more

Was Paul Abandoned by His Friends? – an Excerpt from Acts, Volume 4

By Mason Slater The following is an excerpt from Acts, Volume 4, by Craig Keener, commenting on Paul’s trial in Acts 24:1–26:32.
Where are members of the Jerusalem church? According to ancient friendship ideals, friends (which could include recipients of benefactions) should not desert one another in hardship, when friendship was most needed. Second-century …read more

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