Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles
In this provocative challenge to prevailing views of New Testament sources, Dennis R. MacDonald argues that the origins of passages in the book of Acts are to be found not in early Christian legends but in the epics of Homer. MacDonald focuses on four passages in the book of Acts, examines their potential parallels in the Iliad, and concludes that the author of Acts composed them using famous scenes in Homer’s work as a model.
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Pauls Farewell at Miletus and Iliad
The Selection of Matthias and Iliad
Peters Escape from Prison and Iliad
Greek and Latin Parallels
List of Abbreviations