Acts of the Apostles

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Acts of the Apostles.

The Acts of the Apostles is the fifth book of the New Testament. It is commonly referred to as simply Acts. The title "Acts of the Apostles" (Greek: Praxeis Apostolon) was first used by Irenaeus in the late second century.

Acts tells the story of the Apostolic Age of the Early Christian church, with particular emphasis on the ministry of the Twelve Apostles and of Paul of Tarsus. The early chapters, set in Jerusalem, discuss Jesus' Resurrection, His Ascension, the Day of Pentecost, and the start of the Twelve Apostles' ministry. The later chapters discuss Paul's conversion, his ministry, and finally his arrest and imprisonment and trip to Rome.

The author of Acts also wrote the Gospel of Luke. The traditional view is that both books were written c. 60.

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