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The literary genre of Acts. 1: Ancient Prologues

14 Nov

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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Posted by on November 14, 2007 in blogging, Faith and philosophy, Religion

 

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2 responses to “The literary genre of Acts. 1: Ancient Prologues

  1. James Russell

    November 14, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    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.

     
  2. ninglun

    November 14, 2007 at 11:11 pm

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

     
 
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