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What David Saw: Messianic Exegesis in Acts 2

Carl R. Hollady 
Gerald H. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament
Emory University

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Luke’s use of Psalm 16 in two speeches in Acts reflects a kerygmatic view of Christ’s death and resurrection. This paper explores his understanding of the psalm, informed by several OT texts, and suggests he believed David prophetically envisioned his house would continue and an heir would be raised from the dead, that David composed the psalm as a "Messianic speech" and possibly intended dual Messianic and self-referential meanings.

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