The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting (Google eBook)

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David W. J. Gill, Conrad Gempf
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1994 - Religion - 644 pages
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"The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting" locates the Book of Acts within various regional and cultural settings in the eastern Mediterranean. These studies draw on recent archaeological fieldwork and epigraphic discoveries to describe the key cities and provinces within the Roman Empire. The relevant societal aspects of these regions, such as the Roman legal system, Roman religion, and the problem of transport and travel, all help contextualize the Book of Acts.
  

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Contents

ACTS TRAVEL AND SHIPWRECK
1
ACTS AND THE ROMAN ROADS OF ASIA MINOR
49
ACTS AND FOOD SHORTAGES
59
ACTS AND ROMAN RELIGION
79
B THE IMPERIAL CULT
93
ACTS AND THE URBAN ELITES
105
ACTS AND THE HOUSE CHURCH
119
SYRIA
223
MACEDONIA
397
THE POLITARCHS
419
ACHAIA
433
ROME AND ITALY
455
LUKES GEOGRAPHICAL HORIZON
483
THE WE PASSAGES
545
INDEX OF BIBLICAL REFERENCES
575
INDEX OF ANCIENT SOURCES
583

CYPRUS
279
Asia
291
THE ASIARCHS
363
GALATIA
377
INDEX OF MODERN AUTHORS
597
INDEX OF PLACES
609
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
621
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Page 3 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

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Gill is Carl I. Lindberg Professor of Applied Ethics at North Park University in Chicago.

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