RLST 152 - Lecture 10 - The Acts of the Apostles
Lecture 10 - The Acts of the Apostles
The speech that Stephen gives before his accusers in Acts shows how the author of Luke-Acts used and edited his sources. So, also, does the description of the destruction of Jerusalem in Luke, as compared to that in Mark. The major themes of Luke-Acts are 1) the Gospel going first to the Jews and then to gentiles and 2) that of the prophet-martyr, with Jesus as the prophet-martyr par excellence.
Ehrman, Bart D. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, pp. 141-162