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Bibil Identifier bibil:203070
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Paul in Acts and the Law in the Prophets
Author Perry, Gregory R.
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 31, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 160-177 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Luke depicts Paul in Acts as a penitent Pharisee, whose teaching and practice of the Law "reaccentuates" its place within the Lord's fulfilled word and plan. Luke offers a thoroughly intertextual portrayal of Paul's proclamation and practice of the Law. First, Luke's portrayal of Paul's synagogue preaching neither abolishes nor supersedes the Law, but situates and interprets the Law from within the Prophets. Second, by describing Pentecost and Pentecost's Spirit as the plot motivation for Paul's final journey to Jerusalem, Luke clearly rejects the charge of infidelity to the Law and confirms the scriptural legitimacy of Paul's mission, which marked "the Way" as the eschatological people of God.
DOI 10.1163/019590809X12553238843140
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 13
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