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Acts 1

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Book  Acts of the Apostles
Order in the Bible part  5
Bible part  New Testament
Category  Church history
Acts 1

Acts 1 is the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It records the events of the ascension of Jesus Christ until before Pentecost. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this book as well as the Gospel of Luke.



The original text is written in Koine Greek and is divided into 26 verses. Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:

  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325–350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330–360)
  • Codex Bezae (c. AD 400)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (c. AD 400–440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (c. AD 450; extant: verses 3–26)
  • Papyrus 56 (5th/6th century)
  • Codex Laudianus (c. AD 550)
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • Acts 1:1–3 = Prologue
  • Acts 1:4–8 = The Holy Spirit Promised
  • Acts 1:9–11 = Jesus Ascends to Heaven (Luke 24:50–53)
  • Acts 1:12–14 = The Upper Room Prayer Meeting
  • Acts 1:15–26 = Matthias Chosen
  • References

    Acts 1 Wikipedia

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