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Bibil Identifier bibil:248582
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Zur Datierung der Apostelgeschichte
Title (German, ) Ein Ordnungsversuch im chronologischen Chaos
Author Backhaus, Knut
Journal Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche (Volume: 108, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language German
Pages 212-258 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The date of Acts is currently a center of robust controversy. The compromise date (ca. 80/90 CE), which held considerable traction within scholarship, has become increasingly doubtful. Views that scholars have long deemed untenable – a late dating in the second century as well as very early dates – have now been revived. This paper examines the different approaches (i.e., strict and modified “early dating”, standard approach, relative and rigid “late dating”) and areas of argumentation (i.e., external attestation, life of Paul, relation to the gospels, narrated worlds of the first and second centuries, references to the reigns of Nero or Domitian, relation to the Pauline epistles and to Josephus, theological context, narrative perspective). The conclusion is that the relative “late dating” (ca. 100–130 CE) is the most viable solution.
DOI 10.1515/znw-2017-0009
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Acts of the Apostles
Last modification 2018-04-15