We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more
Select Bible Use this Lookup to open a specific Bible and passage. Start here to select a Bible.
Make selected Bible the default for Lookup tool.
Book: Ch.V. Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
:
OR
  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result

The Oxford Study Bible Study Bible supplemented with commentary from scholars of various religions.

Related Content

Commentary on Acts of the Apostles

Previous
Jump to: Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
Next
Text Commentary side-by-side

1.1–5 : Preface.

1 :

Theophilus (lit. “lover of God” or “loved by God”) was probably a patron who would sponsor the distribution of this book.

2 :

These instructions are summarized in Lk. 24.44–49 .

3 :

Forty days is a general number; see Lk. 4.1–2 .

4 :

On the gift promised (concerning baptism), see Lk. 3.16; Isa. 44.2–5; Ezek. 39.28–29; Joel 2.28–29 .

5 :

In Lk. 3.16 this saying is attributed to John the Baptist.

1.6–14 : Jesus’ ascension.

6 :

All together may imply table-fellowship; compare 10.41 . On the problem of when and how God's sovereignty is realized, see Lk. 7.20–23; 19.11; 21.5–36 .

7 :

Dates or times: see 1 Thess. 5.1 .

8 :

Compare 28.14 n.

12 :

Sabbath day's journey: the travel permitted Jews, about a thousand paces,

13 :

Upstairs (upper) room was a normal meeting place (see 20.8 ), not necessarily to be identified with the locus of the Last Supper.

14 :

Jesus’ brothers are named in Mk. 6.3 . Hitherto they had not been his followers; compare Mk. 3.21 . Group of women: compare Lk. 8.1–3; 23.49 .

1.15–26 : Replacement of Judas.

16 :

Bound to come true: see 2.23 n.

17 :

One of our number: see Lk. 6.12–16 .

18 :

The meaning of fell headlong is uncertain; Papias (an early second-century Christian) took it to mean “became swollen.” According to Matt. 27.5 Judas hanged himself.

20 :

See Pss. 69.25; 109.8 .

23 :

Added name: many Jews bore two names, one Jewish (Joseph), the other Latin or Greek (Justus).

  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result
Oxford University Press

© 2014. All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy and legal notice