The fifth book of the New Testament. Among the things it chronicles is the conversion of Paul of Tarsus and the first manifestation of the post-Christ Holy Spirit. (the tongues-talking in the Upper Room)

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Book: Acts
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This Book unites the Gospels to the Epistles. It contains
many particulars concerning the apostles Peter and Paul, and of
the Christian Church from the Ascension of our Saviour to the
arrival of St. Paul at Rome, a space of about thirty years. St.
Luke was the writer of this Book; he was present at many of the
events he relates, and attended Paul to Rome. But the narrative
does not afford a complete history of the Church during the time
to which it refers, nor even of St. Paul's Life. The object of
the Book has been considered to be, 1. To relate in what manner
the Gifts of the Holy Spirit were communicated On the Day of
Pentecost, and the miracles performed By the apostles, to
confirm the Truth of Christianity, as showing that Christ's
declarations were really fulfilled. 2. To prove the claim of the
Gentiles to be admitted into the Church of Christ. This is shown
By much of the contents of the Book. A large portion of the Acts
is occupied By the discourses or sermons of various persons, the
language and manner of which differ, and all of which will be
found according to the persons By whom they were delivered, and
the occasions On which they were spoken. It seems that most of
these discourses are only the substance of what was actually
delivered. They relate nevertheless fully to Jesus as the
Christ, the anointed Messiah.

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