This article gives close attention to the technique of Luke in his composition of Acts 17:16-34. This reveals the ways in which the Areopoagus narrative is not aimed at a Gentile audience but rather engages multiple implied readers or audiences. The way Paul is portrayed and the responses of the Athenians to his message are suggestive of how Luke answers for his readers the question, "What hath Athens to do with Jerusalem?"
What is the relationship between revelation and reason in apologetics? What is the role of revelation when biblical veracity itself is under attack? These concerns are major aspects of this chapter. The basic argument of this chapter is that the apostle Paul’s gospel of the resurrection functions as proof of final judgment in Acts 17:31. Paul’s argument depends on revealed categories derived from redemptive history.
This article is a Bible study on Acts 17:16-34.
This article is a Bible study on Acts 17:10-15.
This article is a Bible study on Acts 17:1-15.