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The title of the book of Acts comes from the Greek word praxis, a word often used in early Christian literature to describe the great deeds of the apostles or other significant believers. It shows a clear progression from the gospel according to Luke, picking up just where that book left off.
Luke even began to speak in the first person plural in the latter portion of Acts, as he traveled the Roman Empire alongside Paul Acts Acts ends abruptly with Paul imprisoned in Rome, waiting to bring his appeal before Caesar. More than likely, Luke completed the book before either of these events occurred, sometime between AD 60 and AD 62, while Paul sat in prison, awaiting the resolution of his appeal.
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As such, it provides us with a valuable account of how the church was able to grow and spread out from Jerusalem into the rest of the Roman Empire. Click here to view details of other forthcoming and recent events on this website. Post a Comment. Welcome to Dorset Humanists. Posted by Dave E. Labels: Apologetics , Atheism , Events , Philosophy.
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