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15:5-8). But this catalog does not make any distinction of kind, only a distinction of time, between all those appearances before the ascension and the one to Paul on the road to Damascus (79: 1-4), which came afrer the ascension, followed as this appearance was also by other appearances of the risen Christ throughout the narrative of Acts (716:9). By contrast, the chronological sequence of Luke's "unsentimental, almost uncannily austere" 15 narrative, like the chronological sequence of the eventual creeds (78:37), clearly distinguishes between them.
12 The concept of the fullness of the Holy Spirit also becomes evident in the account (19:2-6 TPR) of those "disciples" in Ephesus whom Paul asked, "Did 8. 3 (SVS 17-18). 9. Raby 1959, 116. 10. Julian 1957, 1206-11. 11. 19 (NPNP 7:128). 12. On "sober drunkenness," see Lewy 1929. " and who replied, "No, we have never even heard that some have received the Holy Spirit" (or even, as in the AV and RSV, "No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit"). When they received Christian baptism "in the name of the Lord Jesus for the forgiveness of sins" (722:16) in place of the baptism ofJohn (719:2-3), and when Paul laid his hand on them (76:6), "the Holy Spirit fell on them, and they spoke in tongues and interpreted them themselves and prophesied" (19:6 TPR).
No one can know the time or the seasons .... U), is connected to the noun "universal restoration" (U1tOKUTUU-raUU:; 1tUVTWV) (3:21 NJB) and may be an anticipation ofits use later (-73:21). "Witnesses" here is used in the dual sense of "eyewitnesses" and "witness-bearers" (-72:31) . . Like the "two men ... in dazzling apparel" in Luke's telling of the Easter story (Luke 24:4), these were not "men" at all, but angels (-712:7). "He Went Up, He Is Coming Again": Ascension and Second Coming '-This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.