By Dennis E. Smith,Joseph B. Tyson
Acts was once lengthy considered a first-century record, and its writer Luke to be a disciple of Paul—thus an eyewitness or acquaintance of eyewitnesses to nascent Christianity. Acts was once thought of historical past, natural and straightforward. however the Acts Seminar, a decade-long collaborative undertaking through students affiliated with the Westar Institute, concluded that dates from the second one century. That end at once demanding situations the view of Acts as heritage and increases a number of latest questions, addressed during this ultimate report.
The Acts Seminar begun deliberations in 2001, with the duty of facing the canonical Acts of the Apostles from commencing to finish and comparing it for historic accuracy.
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