The Twelve Apostles and Paul

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  1. tyndale1946

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    Since this is Baptist History I thought it would be interesting to start a discussion on the Apostles. What historical proof do we have from other writers besides the scriptures about these men... And why these particular men were chosen?... Interested in your thoughts and recommendation where we might learn more about these giants of biblical history!... Brother Glen [​IMG]
     
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    as a theology student i will follow this thread with interest.

    blessings,

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    I have The Life And Epistles Of St. Paul by Conybeare/Howson in my library... Also hear another good book about the Twelve Apostles is by F.F. Bruce... Found this interesting tidbit on the net on the Acts Of The Apostles... Brother Glen [​IMG]

    http://www.spotlightministries.org.uk/acts.htm
     
  4. Jeff Weaver

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    I have not bought any of the modern histories of the apostles. There was one on Paul which are prominent on bookstore shelves in these parts for awhile. I never bought a copy, so can't comment on it. But I would think that if the scholarship was anygood (good enough to get published) there would be some bibliographic resource in it that one could reference.

    Might be one at the local library.

    Jeff.
     
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    One of the best sources for extra-biblical information about the apostles is found in books on Graeco-Roman civilization. Many commentaries will show interesting references in their footnotes, especially the European writers; German in particular. Liberal in theology, but good history.

    F.F. Bruce is always a good read and he has a book, Jesus And Christian Origins Outside the New Testament, Eerdmans..it is a paperback and not too expensive. This book deals mainly on the life of Jesus in profane history, but includes the apostles as it deals with the early church. A must read for every pastor's library in my opinion.

    J. Klausner (London, 1944) also wrote a great book, From Jesus to Paul. You might not like his theology, but a good read from an historical viewpoint.

    Don't be afraid to read liberal books when it comes to background and history. They are often great scholars, just miss the boat on orthodoxy.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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