By Beverly Roberts Gaventa
First released in 1986. through reading key biblical texts, particularly in Luke-Acts, Paul, John, and 1 Peter, Gaventa goals to profit what conversion and transformation suggest within the context of first-century Christianity and to match that with understandings of being "born again."
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B. Caird, Paul's Lettersfrom Prison (London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1976), 135. 35. Jean Collange, L'epitre de Saint Paul aux Philippiens, CNT (Neuchatel: Delachaux et Niestle, 1973), 112 [ET: The Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians (London: Epworth Press, 1979)]. 36. On this problem, see 1. A. D. ," CBQ 32 (1970): 518-28. 37. 323. 38. : Prentice-Hall, 1973). 39. Those who see a necessary connection between the two include Co1lange (Philippiens, 112), and Caird (Paul's Letters from Prison, 136).
While that is surely one function of the narrative, there are others as weIl. With its emphasis on Saul as an enemy of belieyers, who hirnself becomes a proelaimer of the gospel, Acts 9 is a specific and dramatic example of what is said at the beginning of Acts 8; that the adversity that befalls the church becomes opportunity for further growth and movement. As the persecution in Jerusalem' forced the dispersed believers into Samaria where they preached, so also the persecutor Saul is changed into a major advocate.
39. Those who see a necessary connection between the two include Co1lange (Philippiens, 112), and Caird (Paul's Letters from Prison, 136). CONVERSION IN THE LEITERS OF PAUL 49 40. Vincent, Philippians and Philemon, 99; Martin Dibelius, An die Thessalonicher 1-11. An die Philipper, HNT, 2d ed. (Tübingen: 1. C. B. Mohr [Paul Siebeck], 1925), 68; F. W. Beare, A Commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians, HNTC (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959), 109; Martin, Philippians, 143. 41. Skybalon, which occurs only here in the New Testament, can mean refuse, rubbish, or dung (Sir.