Who was Bar Jesus (Acts 13,6-12)?

Strelan, Rick (2004) Who was Bar Jesus (Acts 13,6-12)?. Biblica, 85 1: 65-81.

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Author Strelan, Rick
Title Who was Bar Jesus (Acts 13,6-12)?
Journal name Biblica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-0887
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 85
Issue 1
Start page 65
End page 81
Total pages 17
Editor H. Simian-Yofre
Place of publication Rome, Italy
Publisher Pontificio Istituto Biblico
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
440204 Christian Theology (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
780199 Other
Formatted abstract
In Acts 13, Bar Jesus is confronted by Paul and cursed by him. This false prophet is generally thought to have been syncretistic and virtually pagan in his magical practices. This article argues that he was in fact very much within the synagogue and that he had been teaching the ways of the Lord. He was also a threat to the Christian community of Paphos and may even have belonged inside of it. Luke regards him as a serious threat to the faith because of his false teaching about righteousness and the ways of the Lord.
Keyword Religion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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