A History Of Christianity In The Apostolic Age

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byArthur Cushman Mcgiffert

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...are not told, but the former is more probable in view of the author's silence here and of his explicit statement in xxviii. 30, in connection with the Roman imprisonment. 4 Acts xxiv. 20. 5 Josephus: Ant. XX. 8; Tacitus: Ann. XII. 54. In spite of the large amount of space which the Book of Acts devotes to Paul's Cajsarean imprisonment, we know-in reality very little about it. Luke's account is confined wholly to Paul's dealings with the authorities, and except for the single statement that he was treated with indulgence and was permitted to see his friends at will, we have no information about his life and work during this period. It is true that there are three epistles, Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians, which some scholars suppose to have been written at this time.1 But it is probable that the traditional and commonly accepted opinion is correct and that they were written in Rome rather than in Ctesarea, so that we cannot use them as sources for a knowledge of the apostle's activities and experiences during his stay in C;esarea. Some two years after Paul's arrest Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus.2 Immediately upon his arrival in Cses-area the new procurator went up to Jerusalem, and while there was told about the prisoner whom Felix had left in bonds, and was requested by the leading Jews to send him thither for trial before the Sanhedrim.3 Festus, however, with a proper regard for Paul's rights, refused to accede to their request, but promised to take up the matter as soon as he returned to Ctesarea, and advised them to be on hand with their accusations. When the case came on for trial, Festus saw that it had to do largely with Jewish law and custom, about which he had very little knowledge, and he therefore suggested that Paul...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...are not told, but the former is more probable in view of the author's silence here and of his explicit statemen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.55 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217159818

ISBN - 13:9780217159814

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