Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

John Mueller

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

Acts 14:19; Acts 17:13; Ecclesiastes 4:3; Genesis 6:2;


This book shows us that the Jewish people stil1 regarded Christ as an impostor, and were then still expecting a Messiah who would be a glorious ruler. It also indicates that the traveling opponents of Christianity were still exerting their influence. Therefore the Christian apologists of the second century had to keep the Jews in mind. In dealing with them Justin argues from the Old Testament, to show that the prophecies of the Messiah can be fulfilled only in Jesus Christ; he also attacks their ceremonialism and formalism. Thus apologetics against the Jews in the second century is still of the same nature as it was in the days of the apostles.

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