Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Walter Roehrs

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Acts 2:14-41; Acts 3:12-26; Acts 10:35-43; Acts 13:16-47; Acts 17:22-31; 1 Samuel 13:14; Psalm 89:21; Isaiah 44:28; Joel 3:1-5;


The Church’s attitude toward Scripture is reflected in its use of Scripture. This thesis is an attempt to discover the principles which controlled the early church’s use of Scripture. The investigation centers on three points: 1) the text of the Old Testament used by the early church; 2) the early church’s purpose in quoting Scripture; 3) generea1 principles of interpretation followed by the early church. The investigation is restricted to the use of the Old Testament in five sermons recorded in the book of Acts. Since the scope of the investigation is limited, only tentative conclusions can be obtained.

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