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Part One: The Visions of Cornelius and Peter and Iliad 2 1. Cornelius and Peter 19 2. Lying Dream and True Portent 23 3. More Dreams and Portents 29 4. The Visions of Cornelius and Peter 44 5. Local Legend or Homeric Imitation? 56 Part Two: Paul's Farewell at Miletus and Iliad 6 6. Hector's Farewell to Andromache 69 7. Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders 74 8. Jewish Testament or Homeric Imitation? 93 Part Three: The Selection of Matthias and Iliad 7 9 . The Selection of Ajax to Face Hector 105 10. The Selection of Matthias to Replace judas 107 11. Jerusalem Legend or HomericlImitation? 113 Part Four: Peter's Escape from Prison and Iliad 124 12. Priam's Escape from Achilles and Its Imitators 123 13. Alexander's Escape from Darius 113 14. Peter's Escape from Herod 137 15. Hellenistic Legend or Homeric Imitation? 141 Conclusion 146Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Bible, N, T, Acts Extra-canonical parallels, Greek literature Relation to the New Testament, Homer, Iliad