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uses a figure from history that we know existed (Gamaliel, Thudas)using historical figure (Thudas, Josephus talks about him) that livedmore than 10 years after births death, this movement was probablyonly months after Jesus’ death=> playing with chronologyWhat can Gamaliel’s speech tell us about how Luke wants to portray theexpansion of the early Christ movementsto show that it has God’s approval: if it survives its of divine origin,aligns with Luke’s major theme that movement was divinewhy Gamaliel: widely known respected figure (gives him credibility),speaker that doesn’t have a vested interest in the success of themovement, not an insider of the movement, more neutral than PaulClass 13: Feb 20, 2017In Acts:sprinkles miracles aroundimprisoned in various places
house arrest in RomePaul according to himself:in the beginning, a Jew, persecutor of Christ followersthen apostle to Gentiles after revelation from Godphysical hardships (I’ve been beaten, I was in prison etc. to spreadthe message of Jesus)escape from Damascus in a basketPharisaic Jew from the tribe of BenjaminACTS AGREES and ADDS:oRoman citizen from Tarsus, taught by GamalielActs 15 vs Gal 2:Acts no Titus, goes more into detailsGal: Paul says you don’t have to be circumcised, neither Barnabas and Peterare acting in front of the council as they did with Paul in private (in Acts,Peter steps up for Paul’s message)Acts: more support for the movements as Peter actively stands up for PaulSimilarities:Same issue: Both touch on issue of circumcision and how that relatedto GentilesSome kind of gathering of leaders of early Christ movementHappening in JerusalemTalks about how Gentiles are saved and how its related to circumcisionPaul, Barnabas, Cephas and James are presentAn opposing group presentDifferences:
Acts: disagreement between Paul and Barnabas over MarkGal: I went to Jerusalem a second time because I received a revelation;Acts: he was appointed with Barnabas because issue evolved and theyneeded representativePortraying Gentiles differentlyoPaul: just speaking to Gentiles (not about Jewish Christfollowers), you gentiles are so sinful that you cant follow theJewish law, you’re incapable of it and you cant be saved that way,so instead you’ll get this divine stuff because Christ died and wasresurrected and that’s what will enable you to act properly,which in return will make you right before God and which willeventually get you savedoActs: Peter: even Jews can’t uphold the lawoPaul: Paul was the authority, he got this from God, in Acts he ispromoting the Gospel but not the ultimate authorityPaul: revelation vs appointedDifferent people present:oJohn: John and TitusoActs: apostles and elders and Pharisaic brothersPaul authority vs Peter and James as unified authoritiesPaul doesn’t address whether or not Gentiles will be saved by the grace ofGod vs. Acts: Peter: Gentiles and Jews saved through the grace, not law(Peter: Jews can’t even uphold the law)Apostles: just remember the poor vs James: abstain from particular foodsand sexual practices (in Paul: Peter is eating with Gentiles and headbutswith James about that, but not at the council)Class 14: Feb 22, 2017

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