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A Note to the Readers of the Canonical Edition

David Trobisch

in The First Edition of the New Testament

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195112405
eISBN:
9780199848898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112405.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Editors are not supposed to hide their identities in order to address readers' concerns through making use of prefaces, appendices, commentaries, and other such remarks that entail redaction, which ... More


Another Look at Luke's ‘Acts of the Apostles’: History? Theology? Narrative? Canonical Connective?

John Reumann

in Variety and Unity in New Testament Thought

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262015
eISBN:
9780191682285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262015.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks at The Book of Acts again, briefly, in its own right. Sometimes Luke-Acts has been treated as one. Sometimes each book is taken up separately, the way the canonical arrangement ... More


Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Dennis R. MacDonald

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This challenge to prevailing views of New Testament sources argues that the origins of passages in the book of Acts are to be found not in early Christian legends but in the epics of Homer. The book ... More


. The Speeches in Acts

George A. Kennedy

in New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841204
eISBN:
9781469616261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841204.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the “Book of Acts”, or the “Acts of the Apostles”. The chapter looks at the preface, narratives, speeches, and other letters in chronological order. This book was mainly ... More


From Me, Jerusalem, the Holy City, to You Alexandria in Egypt, my Sister.…’ (Bavli Sanhedrin 107b): The Role of Letters in Power Relations between ‘Centre’ and ‘Periphery’ in Judaism in the Hellenistic, Roman, and Early Islamic Periods

Philip Alexander

in Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter investigates the role of ancient Jewish letters in promoting a shared identity in a polycentric geopolitical situation. This could not be done by coercion: it required diplomacy and ... More


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