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Bibil Identifier bibil:227543
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Improper Temple Offering of Ananias and Sapphira
Author Le Donne, Anthony
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 346-364 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In Acts 1–7, the Holy Spirit functions as the restored temple presence of the Lord that will restore the kingdom to Israel via the Ekklesia. The Holy Spirit acts through the Ekklesia as one would expect the Lord's temple presence to act. When Barnabas, Ananias, and Sapphira bring their offerings to the temple, they place them at the feet of the leadership of the new religio-fiscal center of restored Israel. As proof that the Lord's presence has indwelled this eschatological temple community, an improper act can, and does in this case, result in immediate death.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688513000064
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Spirit
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Temple
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ecclesiology
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 1-7
Acts of the Apostles 5,1-5,12
Terms ἐκκλησία εκκλησια
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