OF EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE
[1.] This is a reference to corresponding studies on Luke’s Gospel to have been found in the Urchristliche Literaturgeschichte, which was planned. Dibelius went into the question of authorship in his A Fresh Approach to the New Testament and Early Christian Literature (New York: Scribner, 1936), as he does also in many essays in this collection. [—H.G.]
[2.] This point is not considered in the present essay, nor are the speeches dealt with as is proposed below (p. 7). These themes were apparently reserved for concluding studies which are not found in the manuscript. But elsewhere Dibelius examines the question broached above: see pp. 124–28; 60–61; 81–82 above. [—H.G.]
3. Acts 3:1, 3–4, 11; 4:13, 19; 8:14.
4. Josephus, C. Ap. 2.1 (§§1–2). “In the former book, my most honored Epaphroditus, I demonstrated our antiquity…. But now I shall begin …” (dia men oun tou proterou bibliou, timiōtate moi Epaphrodite, peri te tēs archaiotētos hēmōn epedeixa… arxomai de nun…)
5. Josephus, Ant. 8.1.1 (§§1–2). “We have already treated David and his virtue … in the previous book. And when Solomon his son…” (peri men oun Dauidou kai tēs aretēs autou… en tēi pro tautēs biblōi dedēlōkamen. Solomōnos de tou paidos autou…).
6. It is really only 1:9–11 which can be considered as telling a story in Old Testament style; everything else is framework provided by Luke. It may be due to this editing that we cannot rightly see whether the story begins in 1:4 or 1:6; 1:5 in this form is probably Lukan; at any rate, 11:16 reproduces the same words and, apart from these two examples, the words are not found anywhere else.
[7.] Compare pp. 66–67 above.
[8.] For a recent discussion and bibliography, see Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Acts of the Apostles, AB 31 (New York: Doubleday, 1998), 80–89.
[9.] On the we-passages, see Fitzmyer, Acts, 98–103, 109–11; and A.J.M. “The ‘We’Passages in Acts: On the Horns of a Dilemma,” ZNW 93 (2002) 78–98.
[10.] In a review of Jackson and Lake, The Beginnings of Christianity, Part I, Prolegomena, Dibelius comments: “I can report with the fullest agreement that here (2.158ff.)