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Book of Acts in its Palestinian Setting (Richard J Bauckham (ed)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 1995) 9780802847898
Book of Acts in its Palestinian Setting (Richard J Bauckham (ed)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 1995) 9780802847898
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Title: The Book of Acts in its Palestinian Setting

Author: Bauckham, Richard J (ed)

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand); Publication Date: 1995

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802847898

Volumes: 1; Pages: 540

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William Horbury--This fine collection work interprets Acts in the setting of ancient Judaea, Samaria, and Galilee. Its chapters range from studies of archaeology, inscriptions, geography, and culture to reviews of historical questions concerning the Jerusalem church and its organization and worship, and the relation of Christians to the Roman administration and the Jewish community. Ancient historians and specialists in Jewish studies collaborate with New Testament scholars to offer a wealth of information and many fresh approaches and insights. Their contributions form a handbook of high quality and interest that will be valued for a long time.Abraham J. Malherbe--Expect from this series an avoidance of oversimplification, engagement with current scholarship, independence of judgment, and superb knowledge of the world of ancient Christianity.Table of ContentsList of ContributorsPreface1. The Location of Cultures in Second Temple Palestine: The Evidence of JosephusTessa Rajak1. Jew versus Greek2. The Cultures of Palestine3. Constructed Identities4. Ethnic Identities in Josephus5. Jews in Josephus6. Jews and Gentiles in Josephus7. Greeks in Josephus8. Greeks and Syrians in Josephus 2. Acts and Roman Policy in JudeaDavid W. J. Gill1. The Incorporation of Judaea2. Judaea Under Agrippa3. Judaea Returned to Roman Control4. Felix5. Porcius Festus6. ConclusionAppendix I: Prefects of Judaea (A.D. 6-41)Appendix II: Procurators of Judaea (A.D. 44-66)3. The Geography of Palestine in ActsMartin Hengel1. The Problem2. The Temple in Jerusalem3. Jerusalem and the Hill Country of Judah4. The Cities of the Coastal Plain5. Peter's Journey (9:32-11:18): Lydda, Joppa and Caesarea6. Antipatris and the Road from Jerusalem to Caesarea7. Samaria in the Acts of the Apostles 4. Palestinian Jewish Personal Names in ActsMargaret H. Williams1. Palestinian Jews in Acts in English Alphabetical Order2. First Names3. Second Names4. General Character of the Palestinian Jewish OnomastikonAppendix: Palestinian Jews in Acts-the Doubtful CasesAbbreviations5. Chief Priests, Sadducees, Pharisees and Sanhedrin in ActsSteve Mason1. The State of the Question2. Luke-Acts: An Interpretation of the Story3. Chief Priests, Sadducees, Pharisees and Sanhedrin in Luke-Acts4. In Josephus5. General Conclusions 6. Synagogues in JerusalemRainer Riesner1. The Pre-70 Synagogue2. Pre-70 Synagogues in Jerusalem: Literary Sources3. Pre-70 Synagogues in Jerusalem: Archaeological Evidence4. Palestinian Synagogues in Luke-Acts5. ConclusionAddendum7. The Composition of the Jerusalem ChurchDavid A. Fiensy1. The Social Groups in Jerusalem2. The Socio-Economic Composition of the Jerusalem Church3. The Cultural Groups Among Jerusalem's Jews4. Cultural Diversity in the Jerusalem Church 8. The Population Size of Jerusalem and the Numerical Growth of the Jerusalem ChurchWolfgang Reinhardt1. Questioning the Figures' Reliability2. The Size of the Population of Jerusalem in the Time of the Earliest Church3. The Number of Pilgrims in Jerusalem at the Great Feasts, Especially Pentecost4. Conclusion 9. Jewish Prayer Literature and the Jerusalem Church in ActsDaniel K. Falk1. Introduction2. Lukan Evidence for Jewish and Christian Worship3. Pre-70 Jewish Worship from Other Sources4. Acts and the Jewish Heritage of Pre-70 Christian Worship 10. The Cenacle-Topographical Setting for Acts 2:44-45Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP1. A 2nd-Century Church on Mount Zion2. The Christian Community of Aelia Capitolina3. The Camp of the Tenth Legion4. Flight from Jerusalem?5. The Quality of Life in 1st-Century Mount Zion 11. The Palestinian Cultural Context of Earliest Christian Community of GoodsBrian Capper1. Introduction2. Community of Goods as a Feature of Palestinian Culture3. The 'Summary' Statements of Acts 2:44-45 and 4:32, 344. Barnabas, Ananias, and Sapphira: Acts 4:36-5:115. Influence from an 'Essene Quarter' on Mount Zion?6. The 'Daily Ministry' of Acts 6:1-67. Conclusions 12. Jewish Activity against Christians in Palestine According to ActsErnst Bammel13. Paul's Pre-Christian Career According to ActsSimon Lgasse1. Born in Tarsus, Citizen of Tarsus and Rome2. Paul in Jerusalem3. The Persecutor4. Conclusion 14. Peter and Ben Stada in LyddaJoshua Schwartz1. Peter in Lydda2. Ben Stada in Lod3. Identifying Ben Stada4. The Mesit of the Rabbis5. Peter as Mesit and Mesit as Healer6. Peter and Ben Stada 15. James and the Jerusalem ChurchRichard Bauckham1. Introduction2. Jerusalem at the Centre3. The Leadership of the Jerusalem Church4. The Jerusalem Church and the Gentiles Index of Modern AuthorsIndex of Ancient SourcesIndex of Biblical ReferencesIndex of Places, Names and Subjects
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