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Bibliography on the Portrayal of the Jews in Acts

Here is a bibliography covering the spectrum of scholarly views about how the Jewish community is portrayed in the book of Acts:

  • Brawley, Robert L. Luke-Acts and the Jews: Conflict, Apology, and Conciliation. SBL Monograph Series 33. Atlanta: Scholar’s Press, 1987.
  • Dunn, James D.G. Jews and Christians: The Parting of the Ways, AD 70 to 135. Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1992.
  • Jervell, Jacob. Luke and the People of God: A New Look at Luke-Acts. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1972.
  • Levine, Amy-Jill. “Luke and the Jewish Religion.” Interpretation 68.4 (2014).: 389-402.
  • Lieu, Judith. Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Saldarini, Anthony J. “Interpretation of Luke-Acts and Implication for Jewish-Christian Dialogue.” Word & World 12.1 (1992): 37-43.
  • Sanders, Jack T. The Jews in Luke-Acts. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1988.
  • Tannehill, Robert C. “Israel in Luke-Acts: A Tragic Story.” Journal of Biblical Literature 104 (1985): 69-85.
  • Tiede, David L. Prophecy and History in Luke-Acts. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1980.
  • Tyson, Joseph B. Luke-Acts and the Jews: Eight Critical Perspectives. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1988 (including chapters by Jacob Jervell, David L. Tiede, David P. Moessner, Jack T. Sanders, Marilyn Salmon, Robert C. Tannehill, Michael J. Cook, and Joseph B. Tyson).
  • Tyson, Joseph B. Luke, Judaism, and the Scholars: Critical Approaches to Luke-Acts. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.
  • Weatherly, John A. “The Jews in Luke-Acts.” Tyndale Bulletin 40.1 (1989): 107-117.
  • Wilson, Stephen G. Related Strangers: Jews and Christians 70-170 CE. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995.
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