Acts of the Apostles

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The Book of Acts presents many narratives by apostles and scribes with diverse dialects, styles and even vocabularies. The differences are quite distinct, and therefore clearly this Book is not the work of one person. Like the Gospel of Luke, Acts is addressed to theologians. The only identifiable narrator of Acts is Shila or Silas as he is called in other translations. He appears from the middle of the 15th chapter and takes up the narrative sporadically. The last two chapters are the work of another scribe.

From the style of the Book of Acts, it is clear to me that it is Paul who narrated the whole story. In my opinion, all the Scriptures, both the Old and the New, were compiled by the Apostle Paul.

This translation of the ancient Aramaic Book of Acts of the Apostles is dedicated to my grandfather Doctor Alexander of Gower, who was the first one to translate the Scriptures in my family. His work as a missionary doctor at the end of the 19th Century was an inspiration to me.

Translated by Victor Alexander ©1999
Copyrighted, Library of Congress


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