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Bibil Identifier bibil:217181
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Ambiguous Oracle: Narrative Configuration in Acts
Author Bale, Alan
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 57, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 530-546 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper outlines the way in which a plot-device, which for the sake of convenience we shall call the ‘ambiguous oracle’ in Acts 1.6–8, controls and influences the narrative, creating coherence and enabling interpretation. The paper begins by looking at the current interpretation of the verses, and argues that it is not sufficient to explain the narrative configuration at various points, before going on to suggest an alternative interpretation, in which the misinterpretation of the oracle by the Apostles leads to the fulfillment of the Divine will. This interpretation finds strong support in literature contemporary to Acts.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688511000130
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Oracle
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 1,6-1,8
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