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The literary genre of Acts. 1: Ancient Prologues

While this is on a “rationalist” blog, it is also excellent Biblical scholarship which fundamentalists really need to take seriously — indeed anyone interested in history or theology.

I am looking forward to the next instalment.

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Written by Neil

November 14, 2007 at 10:38 am

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  1. That’s fascinating reading, and I must say I never considered the notion that Acts could be considered as coming from a similar place to the ancient novels. Although I wonder if that’s not at least partly due to the chapter-and-verse form of the Bible as we generally know it these days. I have the William Tyndale version of the NT, and I must say that (the modernised-spelling but still 16th century English notwithstanding) I’ve never found the Bible so easy to read. And that’s probably because Tyndale doesn’t use the chapter-and-verse divisions of the later King James version, but is arranged in more conventional run-on paragraphs.

    James Russell

    November 14, 2007 at 11:02 pm

  2. Of course there are no chapter and verse divisions in the Greek text…


    November 14, 2007 at 11:11 pm

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