Bible Study for Amateurs #48 – The “We Passages” of Acts

In chapter 16 of the book of Acts, the narrator switches from using the third person to the first person plural. Why does he do that? 

Works Cited

  • C.K. Barrett, Acts: A Shorter Commentary (London: T&T Clark, 2002), xxiv.
  • William Sanger Campbell, The “We” Passages of the Acts of the Apostles: The Narrator as Narrative Character (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2007), 87-91.
  • Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 3.14.1. Translation taken from The Ante-Nicene Fathers (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1957). 
  • Mikeal Parsons, Acts, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), 238-240.

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