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Die gesigpunt van die verteller en die funksie van die Jerusalemgemeente binne die 'opsommings' in Handelinge

S. J. Joubert
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 10, No 1 | a995 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v10i1.995 | © 1989 S. J. Joubert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 July 1989 | Published: 18 July 1989

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Abstract

The point of view of the narrator and the function of the Jerusalem congregation within the summaries in Acts
This paper focusses on Luke’s presentation of the Jerusalem congregation in the summaries (Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35, and 5:12-16) and their function within the narrative framework of Acts. A brief investigation of the author-narrator’s point of view makes it clear that it is not his aim to give a comprehensive account or a biography of the Jerusalem congregation. The references to them in the summaries are solely employed to support the overarching theme of Acts. As secondary characters within the broader narrative framework of Acts they therefore serve as the visible fulfilment of the first part of Christ’s promise to the apostles in chapter 1:8.

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