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 download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...spoken of as the apostle's friends,4 and the effort of Demetrins and his fellow-workmen to secure the condemnation of Paul and his companions comes to naught, while the city clerk, who stood nearest to the governor of the province, distinctly vindicates the missionaries and denounces the attack upon them as unjustifiable and illegal.5 On the other hand, it is a remarkable fact that there is no record in the book of a condemnation passed, or a punishment inflicted upon Paul or his companions by the Roman authorities, except at Philippi, and then the officials themselves apologize afterwards for their action.6 And yet it can hardly be doubted that at least some of the sufferings which Paul was called upon to endure, according to 2 Cor. xi. 23 sq., were inflicted by Roman officials, and the death sentence passed upon him in Ephesus, to which he refers in 1 Cor. xv. 32, but of which no mention is made in the Acts, must have proceeded from the Roman governor or his representative. 1 Cf. with Rom. ix., xi., Rom. xv. 26 sq., and especially vs. 27. Acts i.-vii. 1 Acts viii.-xiv. 2 Acts xv.-xxi. 26. 3 Acts xxi. 27-xxviii. 1 Acts xiii. 12.-Acts xvi. 35 sq. 3 Acts xviii. 12 sq. 4 Acts xix. 31. 6 Acts xix. 35 sq. It is worthy of notice, that though the town clerk invites Demetrins and his fellows to bring their grievances before the proconsular court, Luke does not record that they did anything of the kind. "The trouble in Pisidian Antioch, Iconinm, and Lystra (Acts xiii. and xlv.) is distinctly said to have been instigated by the Jews, and the impression is conveyed that Paul and Barnabas were not regularly condemned before any judicial tribunal, but were the victims of popular prejudice, and in Lystra, at least, of mob violence. In Thessalonica, in spite of the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...spoken of as the apostle's friends,4 and the effort of Demetrins and his fellow-workmen to secure the condemnation of Paul and h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.55 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217670997

ISBN - 13:9780217670999

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