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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Acts 2:1–47

THEME

The day of Pentecost

SETTING

c.29 CE Jerusalem. The city is full of Jewish pilgrims, who converge there annually for the feast of Pentecost (Shavu’ot), seven weeks after Passover.

KEY FIGURE

Peter Despite his denial of Jesus following Christ’s arrest, Peter is again leader among the core disciples.

Other disciples According to Acts, the male disciples number about 120. Alongside them are Jesus’s mother Mary and the other female disciples.

Just as thunder, lightning, and dense cloud accompany the giving of the Torah in Exodus, so dramatic phenomena accompany the giving of God’s Spirit at the beginning of Acts. ...

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