[Synoptic-L] " early christans"
- Karel Hanhart wrote --
>And who can assure me that the Greek speakers in Antioch were
Just looking through the commentaries on Acts that I have to hand
here, you could try --
(1) F. F. Bruce, "The Acts of the Apostles" (London, 1951), pages
235-236 on Acts 11.19-26 --
>(2) G. W. H. Lampe, 'Acts' in "Peake's Commentary on the Bible" (London,
> "Here the contrast with IOUDAIOI in verse 19 (which probably refers to
>Greek-speaking Jews) plainly implies that the Greek speakers of verse
>20 are Gentiles." .
1962) page 901 on Acts 11.19-26 --
>(3) E. H. Burch, 'Acts' in "The Abingdon Bible Commentary" (London,
>"The story makes no sense if these are not Gentiles, admitted into the
>Church without first being circumcised as Jews."
1929) page 1107 on Acts 11.19-21 --
>(4) M.Goguel, "The Birth of Christianity" (London, 1953) pages 181-182
>"The instant success of this movement was marked by large accessions
>of Gentiles to the church. The context implies that these converts were
>received into fellowship with Jewish Christians without first
>submitting to the rite of circumcision."
on Acts 11.20-21 --
>(5) H. Lietzmann, "The Beginnings of the Christian Church", (London,
>"At Antioch those who were Gentiles were not compelled to keep the law;
>there is no doubt that those who had been converted from Judaism
>continued to observe Jewish customs to some extent at any rate; they
>must not, however, have been very rigorous legalists as they agree in
>their religious life to have close relationships with believers who
>had remained uncircumcised."
1937) page 171 on Acts 11.19-21 --
>(6) A. Ehrdardt, "The Acts of the Apostles" (Manchester, 1969) page 68 -
>"We know further that the Hellenists who fled on account of the
>persecution of Stephen carried on a missionary work in Phoenicia,
>Cyprus and Antioch the capital of Syria, and that they developed the
>last named into a centre of Christianity free from the Mosaic law. Here
>was the first mission to the gentiles."
>(7) G. Luedemann, "Early Christianity according to the Traditions in
>"These men were only loosely attached to the Jerusalem apostles and did
>as the Spirit bade them. Quite unaware of the implications of their
>activities, they started preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, leaving
>it to the apostles to regularize what they had done... a new situation
>was arising which had not been foreseen: the 'middle wall of partition'
>between Jews and Gentiles had collapsed."
Acts: a Commentary" (London, 1989) page 134 on Acts 11.19-20 --
>In my view, it may well have been that in such a context the Greek Notes
>"That is in contrast to v.20 which follows, according to which members
>of the Hellenists also preached to the Gentiles...Also underlying
>vv.19f. is the scheme 'to the Jews first - then to the Gentiles', which
>also holds for Luke's Paul (cf. Acts 13.5,14; 14.1; 16.13; 17.1f.;
were produced as a set of teaching notes in Greek for teaching Jesus
tradition to Greek-speaking Gentile converts to Christianity who had
virtually no background knowledge of the Jewish scriptures.
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> "What can be said at all can be said clearly; and whereof one cannot_
> speak thereof one must be silent." Ludwig Wittgenstein, "Tractatus".