By Chalmer E. Faw
Chalmer E. Faw brings Acts to lifestyles for our day. He blends thorough biblical scholarship with knowledge from broad and sundry event in missionary paintings and Bible educating. His cautious exposition of the publication of Acts is supplemented with literary and theological dialogue. the main notice in Acts is witness for Jesus Christ, from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. God's Spirit anoints the church at Pentecost, leads believers in dealing with conflicts among converts new and outdated, and empowers Christians to beat fake ideals and magic. In Acts, Luke tells this dramatic tale with refined humor.
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Acts 1:18-19 are thus correctly put in parentheses in most recent translations as comments of the author and not part of Peter's speech, as the KJV might suggest. The details here differ somewhat from those given in Matthew 27:5-7. They can be reconciled, however, by remembering that it was Judas's money that was used to buy the field, and he can be said, as here in Acts (1:18), to have bought the field. Then it is possible that he fastened a rope around his neck, as in Matthew, before he fell and burst open, as here in Luke's account.
236 From Caesarea to Jerusalem, 21:15-16 . 238 Encounters in Jerusalem, 21:1723:35 . 238 Report to Jerusalem Church; Request of James, 21:17-25 . 238 Paul's Arrest at the Temple, 21:26-40 . 240 Paul's Defense in Jerusalem, 22:123:10 .. 243 A Night Vision of Reassurance, 23:11 243 Dealing with the Plot Against Paul, 23:12-35 256 Part 11: Witness in Caesarea, 2426 Paul's Trial Before Felix, 24:1-27 . 262 Paul's First Trial Before Festus, 25:1-12 . 266 Paul's Hearing Before Festus and Agrippa, 25:1326:32 ..
Particular Interests In Luke's stories special attention is given to persons. They come from every major class and condition of humankind. All are important. There are the rich and the powerful, rulers of every kind, from local magistrates to governors and proconsuls. Kings and two different emperors are mentioned. Figuring in several dramatic stories are the wealthy and politically powerful Sadducees and the Sanhedrin they dominate. Along with them, middle-class people abound: busi- Page 24 nesspeople, artisans, petty officials, various ranks of the military, and hosts of ordinary church workersthe central core of society.
Acts (Believers Church Bible Commentary) by Chalmer E. Faw