Jan 5, 2009

Quote of the Day

Richard Pervo, commenting on Acts 1:6-8 notes:

“In place of an answer [to the question in1:6], the apostles receive a promise that functions as the indicative and imperative. The indicative resides in the promise of power, which will enable the hearers to fulfill the implicit imperative of world mission. The ends of the earth rather than the end of the world will be the subject of the book.”

Richard I Pervo, Acts: A Commentary, Hermeneia, ed. Helmut Koester (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2009), 41.

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