Friday, July 20, 2007

Paul and the Sopranos ending

Michael Kiehl on the SBL Forum asks: "Did Paul Get Whacked? The Endings of The Sopranos and the Acts of the Apostles." He draws parallels between the endings of Acts and the ending of the Sopranos and wonders if we can draw some conclusions about what happened to Paul after he was sent to Rome for trial.

Since in The Judas Brief I argue that Luke's Passion account goes to great lengths to exonerate the Romans for Jesus' death, I'm inclined to believe that his failure to disclose what happened to Paul at the end of Acts suggests that the Romans executed Paul and Luke didn't want to hold them responsible.

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