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Missionary Journeys, Paul's
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This expression denotes the journeys of Paul (and his companions Barnabas, John, Titus, Silas [Paul's co-workers], Timothy, Erastus, and others; cf. Acts 20:4), usually with the addition of “so-called.” This indicates that the Lukan sequence and historicity are disputed. They are partly attributed to the Lukan narrative concept of the unceasing spread of God's word according to the program in 1:8 – with ever widening concentric circles and Antioch as the center (13:1–3; 14:21, 26; 15:35; 18:22; cf. Becker, 87–131). According to Gal 1f., Paul worke…

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Frankemölle, Hubert, “Missionary Journeys, Paul's”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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