Acts: An Exegetical Commentary : Volume 1: Introduction and 1:1-247, Volume 1
Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context.
In this volume, the first of four, Keener introduces the book of Acts, particularly historical questions related to it, and provides detailed exegesis of its opening chapters. He utilizes an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offers a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be a valuable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries.
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Background for Lukes View of the Spirit
Lukes Perspective on Women and Gender
Women in Antiquity
The First Outpouring of the Spirit 11247
Gods Kingdom in Early Jewish and Christian Teaching
Awaiting the Promise 11226
Ancient Miracle Accounts outside Early Christianity
Antisupernaturalism as an Authenticity Criterion?
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Some Lukan Emphases
a Lukes Emphasis on the Gentile Mission
Wine and Excessive Drinking
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Index of Select Subjects
Index of Scripture
Index of Other Ancient Sources
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