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Lecture 1: Authorship, Date and Genre of the book of Acts

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Lesson

One way to describe Acts is, "Luke: Part 2." It's likely from both internal and external evidence that Luke was the author. It was probably written in the 70's or 80's of the first century as a historical monograph with a biographic focus. 

Outline

OUTLINE FOR LECTURE 1. ACTS – AUTHORSHIP, DATE, GENRE

1. Introduction

2. Authorship

Tradition and Pronoun ‘we’

What the Classists Think

Luke as a Physician

Objections to Luke

The Author’s Background

His Target Audience

Luke’s Style

The Focus of Acts

3. Date

Early Date

Later Date

Luke’s Apologetic Agenda

4. Genre

Historical Genre

Biographical Genre