Then, which of the god are you refering to? Apostle Mark tells us their names.
If Acts was written in, say, A. So, I offer the following outline as evidence for acts being written before A. Reasons for an early date, before A. Internal evidence that the writer was a companion of Paul The "we" passages: The author may, in these sections, be using a travel diary that he himself wrote at an earlier time, drawing on a diary written by a companion of Paul.
No mention of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem Luke The fall of Jerusalem in A. D 70 is hugely significant, and Acts leaves you with the impression that the temple is still standing.
Luke did mention fulfilled prophecies, i. And this took place in the reign of Claudius. Wouldn't it have added to the validity of the Christian message? No mention of the horrendous persecution of Nero in A.
Nero lived from A. He ruled from A. Therefore, the persecution had to occur during those years, yet there is no mention of this in Acts--a book that records the history of the early Christian church.
Luke recorded Christian Martyrs: Stephen in Acts 7: Why not write about the martyrs of the Nero persecution as well--if it happened before Acts was written? No Roman persecution of the Church mentioned.
This is precisely what might be expected before Nero's persecution in A. No mention of the death of the apostle Paul. The death of the apostle Paul is dated from anywhere between 62 AD to Why, if it was written after his execution?
It could not therefore have been written earlier than A. Paul was probably put to death during his second imprisonment, about A. No mention of the death of the apostle James James was a very important figure in the early church who was martyred around A.
Why no mention of his death if Acts was written after A. The James spoken of here is not James the brother of John who was recorded as being executed in Acts This is the James spoken of in Acts Objections answered Acts shows influence of Josephus within its text which means it was written in the 90's since that is when Josephus wrote.
But, it could be that Josephus, who published his work Antiquities in A. It is possible that both Josephus and Luke used a common source. This makes an assumption that Mark was written at a late date.
It also assumes that Luke used Mark. It may be, but if Mark was written early, there is no problem at all. If the dating of Mark is before A. Modern Scholars affirm a date of authorship after A.Luke not only authored the Gospel bearing his name but was a close friend of the Apostle Paul, accompanying him on his missionary journeys.
Bible scholars also attribute the book of the Acts of the Apostles to Luke. This record of how the church got started in Jerusalem is packed with vivid.
Luke knew he wasn’t the first to write about Jesus nor did he claim to be; he wanted to write a gospel that shared the truth that had already been written but for a wider audience. What did Luke write? Luke wrote two works, the third gospel, an account of the life and teachings of Jesus, and the Book of Acts, which is an account of the growth and expansion of Christianity.
St. Luke, also called Saint Luke the Evangelist, (flourished 1st century ce; feast day October 18), in Christian tradition, the author of the Gospel According to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, a companion of St.
Paul the Apostle, and the most literary of the New Testament writers. Information about his life is . STUDIES IN THE BOOK OF ACTS. Why did Luke write Acts? What purpose was the Spirit leading him to fulfill?
Some of the other titles used include; "The Acts of the Holy Apostles, The Book of Acts", "The Acts", and "Acts of Apostles." The use of the word apostle is accurate in that the work of the apostles are charted.
It might be more. Most scholars affirm that Acts was written by Luke and that Theophilus (Grk. "lover of God") "may have been Luke's patron who financed the writing of Luke and Acts." 2 This means that the gospel of Luke was written before Acts.