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Operation Messiah

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Most people are taught the same cluster of 'historical facts' about Saul of Tarsus, the Jew with Roman citizenship who was a Pharisee and a tent-maker. On his way to Damascus to continue his persecution of the followers of Jesus, he experienced a vision of Jesus. From then on he became a missionary named Paul, spreading the message of Christianity. He was sent to Jerusalem for trial by the Romans, but asked to be tried in Rome. He spent two years in the capital under arrest until he was executed under Nero around...
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Overview

Most people are taught the same cluster of 'historical facts' about Saul of Tarsus, the Jew with Roman citizenship who was a Pharisee and a tent-maker. On his way to Damascus to continue his persecution of the followers of Jesus, he experienced a vision of Jesus. From then on he became a missionary named Paul, spreading the message of Christianity. He was sent to Jerusalem for trial by the Romans, but asked to be tried in Rome. He spent two years in the capital under arrest until he was executed under Nero around AD 67.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780853037019
  • Publisher: Vallentine-Mitchell
  • Publication date: 6/16/2008
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

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Time Line

Preface R. M. Sheldon Sheldon, R. M.

Preface Thijs Voskuilen Voskuilen, Thijs

1 Roman Intelligence and Security in First-Century Palestine 1

2 The Jesus File 10

3 The Mysterious Saul of Tarsus 40

4 Saul the Persecutor 57

5 The Incident at Damascus 74

6 On the Road with Paul: Tarsus, Antioch and the Two Jerusalem Conferences 99

7 Paul's Independent Missions 122

8 Paul's Trial in Jerusalem 142

9 Paul in Rome 170

10 Paul, the Message, and Rome 193

Conclusion 214

Glossary 239

Select Bibliography 246

Index 279

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