Paul's Ephesus Bibliography

Akurgal, Ekrem. Ancient Civilizations and Ruins of Turkey. Seventh Edition. Translated by John Whybrow and Molly Emre. Istanbul: Net Turistik Yayinlar A. S. 1990.

Barrett, C. K. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles. 2 Volumes. ICC. London: T. & T. Clark. 1994, 1998.

Biers, William R. The Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction. Second Edition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1996.

Blaiklock, E. M. The Acts of the Apostles. TNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 1959.

Bruce, F. F. The Book of the Acts. NICNT. Revised Edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 1988.

Cadbury, Henry. J. The Making of Luke–Acts. London: S.P.C.K. 1968.

Conzelmann, Hans. The Acts of the Apostles. Hermeneia. Translated by James Limburg, A. Thomas Kraabel, and Donald H. Juel. Philadelphia: Fortress Press. 1987.

Dinsmoor, William Bell. The Architecture of Ancient Greece: An Account of Its Historical Development. New York: Biblo and Tannen. 1973.

George, Michele. "Domestic Architecture and Household Relations: Pompeii and Roman Ephesos." Journal for the Study of the New Testament. 27.1 (2004). 7-25.

Haenchen, Ernst. The Acts of the Apostles: A Commentary. Translated by Bernard Noble et al. Philadelphia: Westminster Press. 1971.

Handbook for Travellers in Turkey in Asia including Constantinople. Fourth Edition, Revised. London: John Murray. 1878. (Called Murray's Handbook).

Harland, Philip A. Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 2003.

Hemer, Colin J. The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History. Edited by Conrad H. Gempf. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck). 1989.

——. The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia in Their Local Setting. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2001.

Horsley, G. H. R. New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity: A Review of the Greek Inscriptions and papyri published in 1979. Macquarie University. 1987.

——. "A Fishing Cartel in First-Century Ephesos." in New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity: Linguistic Essays with Cumulative Indexes to Vols. 1—5. Macquarie University. 1989.

Koester, Helmut. Ancient Christian Gospels: Their History and Development. Philadelphia: Trinity Press International. 1990.

——. "Ephesos in Early Christian Literature" in Ephesos: Metropolis of Asia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Its Archaeology, Religion, and Culture. Edited by Helmut Koester. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 2004.

Lake, Kirsopp and Henry J. Cadbury. English Translation and Commentary. Vol. 4 of The Beginnings of Christianity, Part 1: The Acts of the Apostles. Edited by Kirsopp Lake and F. J. Foakes Jackson. London: Macmillan. 1933.

Lawrence, A. W. Greek Architecture. Fifth Edition. Revised by R. A. Tomlinson. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1996.

Ludwig, Charles. Ludwig's Handbook of New Testament Rulers and Cities. Denver: Accent Books. 1983.

Lüdemann, Gerd. Early Christianity according to the Traditions in Acts: A Commentary. Translated by John Bowden. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 1989.

Malherbe, A. J. Social Aspects of Early Christianity. Second Edition. Philadelphia: Fortress Press. 1983.

Marshall, I. Howard. The Acts of the Apostles. TNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 1980.

Meinardus, Otto F. A. St. Paul in Ephesus. New Rochelle, NY: Caratzas Brothers. 1979.

Metzger, Bruce M. A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. Second Edition. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/German Bible Society. 1994.

Munck, Johannes. The Acts of the Apostles: Introduction, Translation and Notes. AB. Revised by William F. Albright and C. S. Mann. Garden City, New York: Doubleday. 1967.

Oster, Richard E. A Bibliography of Ancient Ephesus. ATLA Bibliography Series, 19. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press. 1987.

——. "Ephesus." Pages 542-549 in vol. 2 of Anchor Bible Dictionary. Edited by David Noel Freedman. 6 vols. New York: Doubleday. 1992.

Overman, J. Andrew. Matthew's Gospel and Formative Judaism: The Social World of the Matthean Community. Philadelphia: Fortress Press. 1990.

Rackham, Richard B. The Acts of the Apostles: An Exposition. Fourth Edition. London: Methuen. 1909.

Ramage, Nancy and Andrew Ramage. Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine. Fourth Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 2005.

Ramsay, William M. St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman Citizen. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 1949.

——. The Church in the Roman Empire before A.D. 170. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1900.

——. The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia and Their Place in the Plan of the Apocalypse. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1904.

Robertson, D. S. A Handbook of Greek and Roman Architecture. London: Cambridge University Press. 1964.

Rogers, Guy MacLean. The Sacred Identity of Ephesos: Foundation Myths of a Roman City. London: Routledge: 1991.

Rope, James Hardy. The Text of Acts. Vol. 3 of The Beginnings of Christianity, Part 1: The Acts of the Apostles. Edited by Kirsopp Lake and F. J. Foakes Jackson. London: Macmillan. 1926.

Shauf, Scott. Theology as History, History as Theology: Paul in Ephesus in Acts 19. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 2005.

Shelton, Jo-Ann. As the Roman Did: A Sourcebook in Roman Social History. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press. 1998.

Smith, A. H. The Sculptures of Ephesus, Cnidos, Cyrene\ and Salamis, in the British Museum. London: Printed by Order of the Trustees. 1900.

Strelan, Rick. Paul, Artemis, and the Jews in Ephesus. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 1996.

Tcherikover, Victor. Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews. Translated by S. Applebaum. New York: Atheneum. 1970.

Trebilco, Paul. The Early Christians in Ephesus from Paul to Ignatius. Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck. 2004.

——. "Asia" in The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting. Edited by David W. J. Gill and Conrad Gempf. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 1994.

Ward-Perkins, J. B. Roman Imperial Architecture. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1994.

Williams, David. J. Acts. NIBC. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson. 1990.

Yamauchi, Edwin M. The Archaeology of New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor. Grand Rapids. Baker Book House. 1980.

——. "Tyrannus." Page 686 in vol. 6 of Anchor Bible Dictionary. Edited by David Noel Freedman. 6 vols. New York: Doubleday. 1992.

Zabehlicky, Heinrich. "Preliminary Views of the Ephesian Harbor" in Ephesos: Metropolis of Asia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Its Archaeology, Religion, and Culture. Edited by Helmut Koester. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 2004.

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