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ActsoftheApostles

Title page of Acts from a 14th-century Greek manuscript.

The Acts of the Apostles (Ancient Greek: Πράξεις τῶν Ἀποστόλων, Práxeis tôn Apostólōn; Latin: Āctūs Apostolōrum), often referred to simply as Acts, is the fifth book of the Bible's New Testament. It was written as the second half of Luke's Gospel, and was split off for convenience. It tells of the founding of the Christian church following the Easter miracle, and the spread of its message to the Roman Empire over the next three decades. A large part of the book focuses on the career of Paul the Apostle.

Acts of the Apostles in Gunpowder EmpireEdit

Although Jesus' life and the beginnings of Christianity were the same in the Agrippan Rome alternate as they were in the home timeline, the history of the Church diverged soon after. There was an Imperial Christian holy book called The Acts of the Apostles, which recorded different acts than in the home timeline book of the same name. One of the better known differences was the list of regions with which Paul the Apostle had interacted. John the Apostle was never mentioned (and his Gospel was unknown in the same alternate), suggesting that he either was never born or had never joined the church. These differences gave rise to the new field of Comparative Crosstime Bible Studies.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gunpowder Empire, pg. 152.

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