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Bibil Identifier bibil:212831
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) How Many Jews Became Christians in the First century? The Failure of the Christian Mission to the Jews
Author Sim, David C.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 61, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages 417-440 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study examines the early Christian mission(s) to the Jews, and attempts to determine, albeit speculatively, the number of Jews in the Christian movement in the first century. It is argued that the combined Christian mission was marked by a distinct lack of success. Neither the Law-observant gospel of the Jerusalem church nor the Law-free gospel of the Hellenists and Paul made much impression upon the people of Israel. Throughout the first century the total number of Jews in the Christian movement probably never exceeded 1 000 and by the end of the century the Christian church was largely Gentile.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Mission
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Jewish-Christian Relations
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