- Author : Colin J. Hemer
- Release Date : 30 November 1990
- Publisher : Eisenbrauns
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 482 pages
- ISBN 13 : STANFORD:36105110351165
Download or read book entitled The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History by author: Colin J. Hemer which was release on 30 November 1990 and published by Eisenbrauns with total page 482 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The Acts of the Apostles is the New Testament book that contains the most obvious ties to its cultural and historical milieu. Yet, until very recently, the trend has been for 20th-century authors to bypass discussion of the relation of Acts to the world and history around it. In this book, Colin Hemer examines various strands of interlocking data, ranging from the epistles of Paul to records of the corn fleet that sailed from Alexandria. The wealth of new literary, epigraphic, and papyrological data brings fresh light to numerous details as well as to the central question of Luke's conception of Paul's visit to Jerusalem. The result is a broader understanding of the Hellenistic world in general and a greater appreciation for Acts as a coherent and consistent product of its day. Originally published by J. C. B. Mohr in 1989.