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Bibil Identifier bibil:218846
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Witnessing Two by Two in the Acts of the Apostles
Author Biguzzi, Giancarlo
Journal Biblica (Volume: 92, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-20 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The program of Act 1,8 is carried through by the Twelve only in Jerusalem, Samaria and the Mediterranean coast, — but not «till the end of the earth». Their witness, however, is prolonged by the Seven of Jerusalem, the Five of Syrian Antioch, and the Seven companions of Paul of Act 20,4. Surprisingly, for everyone of the four groups of witnesses, the author narrates then the witnessing of only two of them. The narrative lacuna, apparently intentional since it recurs four times, allows Luke to involve the reader in reconstructing the spread of the gospel in all the directions for the remaining ten twelfths.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Witness
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Twelve (the Twelve Disciples)
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 1,8
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