Chapter 17 Student Reading Guide

Luke’s Second Volume: The Acts of the Apostles

1.      How can understanding Jesus as a Jewish apocalypticist help to explain, based on our application of the various criteria we have discussed, the various things that he appears to have done?

2.      How does Jesus’ apocalypticism explain his teachings?

3.      What can historians say more or less for certain about the last week of Jesus’ life? Why was Jesus executed? Who was ultimately responsible for his death? Who actually performed the deed?