Stokes Expositor’s Bible: The Acts of the Apostles, Vol. 2

CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. THE TRAINING OF SAUL THE RABBI. Acts vii. 58; xxii. 3. PAGE St. Paul’s Appearance on the Christian Stage and its Results—The Tübingen Theory—His Parentage—Birthplace—Testimony of St. Epiphanius—Early Friends—Education—Trade—Gamaliel and his Influence—Evidence of Talmud—Pharisaic Schools—Their Casuistry and Exegesis—Parallel between Hagar and Sarah 1‑21 CHAPTER II. THE CONVERSION OF THE PERSECUTOR. Acts viii. 3; ix. … Read more

Stokes Expositor’s Bible: The Acts of the Apostles, Vol. 1

CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. THE ORIGIN AND AUTHORITY OF THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES. Acts i. 1, 2. PAGE Title—Apocryphal Acts—Paul and Thecla—Evidence of Tertullian—His Chronological Position—Modern Analogies—Muratorian Fragment and Bobbio—Epistle from Lyons—Pothinus an Apostolic Man—Marcion and St. Luke—Defects of German Criticism—Growth of New Testament Canon—Newly-discovered Second Century Documents—Scillitan Martyrs—Primitive Christians and Biblical Criticism—Advantages of Uncertainty on … Read more