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Pre-Pauline Christianity: The Witness of the Acts of the Apostles
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Overview of Acts (See Outline ) I.The People and Places of the Jerusalem Church. Acts 1-12 A. The Sense of a Beginning 1:1-7:60 B. Beyond Jerusalem: Philip, Saul, Peter, and Others 8:1-12:24 II. The Missionary Activities of Paul. Acts 13-28 A. Paul’s Mission to the Gentile World 13:1-19:41 B. Paul’s Farewell Journey 20:1-
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The “Chain Link” Rhetorical Device [T]hough all parts must be independently perfected, when the first is complete the second will be brought into essential connection with it, and attacked like one link of a chain to another; there must be no possibility of separating them; no mere bundle of parallel threads; the first is not simply to be next to the second, but part of it, their extremities intermingling. (Lucian, How to Write History 55) a certain continuity of motion and connection of style. All its members are to be closely linked together, while the fluidity of its style gives it great variety of movement; we may compare its motion to that of people who link hands to steady their steps, and lend each other mutual support. (Quintilian, Inst. 9.4.129)
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Chain-link device in Acts Text-Unit “A” Interlocked “b” (anticipatory) Interlocked “a” (retrospective) Text-unit “B” Acts 1:1-8:3 Acts 8:1b,3 Acts 8:2 Acts 8:4-12:26 Acts 8:4 Acts 11:27- 30/12:25 Acts 12:1-24 Acts 13:1-19:41 Acts 13:1-19:41 Acts 19:21-22 Acts 19:23-41 Acts 20:1-28:31
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A. The Sense of a Beginning, 1:1-7:60 1. The Beginning of the Church, 1:1-26 2. The Miracle and Meaning of Pentecost, 2:1-47 3. The Healing of a Lame Man, 3:1-4:31 4. The Company of Believers, 4:32-5:42 5. Stephen and the Seven, 6:1-7:60
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A. The Sense of a Beginning, 1:1- 8:3 1. The Beginning of the Church, 1:1-26
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