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The Promised Spirit


(1a) Luke 24:44-49
(1b) Acts 1:1-8
(1c) John 20:19-22



(1a) Luke 24:44-49

/24:44/ Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you--that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled." /24:45/ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, /24:46/ and he said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, /24:47/ and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. /24:48/ You are witnesses of these things. /24:49/ And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

(1b) Acts 1:1-8

/1:1/ In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach /1:2/ until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. /1:3/ After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. /1:4/ On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. /1:5/ For John baptized with[1] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit." /1:6/ So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" /1:7/ He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. /1:8/ But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

(1c) John 20:19-22

/20:19/ When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." /20:20/ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. /20:21/ Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." /20:22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit."






John Dominic Crossan

Item: 479
Stratum: III (80-120 CE)
Historicity: -


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