This book examines many of the strange events and actions in Acts in the context of the Hellenistic world and from that perspective. These events and actions include the ascension of Jesus, direction by the Spirit, visions, angelophanies, prison escapes and resuscitations of the dead. Many of these events are either avoided in scholarship or are investigated with an agenda other than to understand them for themselves. The book constructs an ancient audience to be one that has a close familiarity with the Septuagint and with other Greek and Latin writings. The culturally-strange events are then interpreted through the lens of these texts.
"Serious, solid work with imagination: this man is a treasure."
New Directions 2/2005
"Overall the book offers a fascinating introduction to an immensely significant area of ancient religious experience and would make an excellent basis for a college course."
Loveday Alexander in: Journal for the study of the New Testament 27/2005
Series: Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 353
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.67