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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Apostolic Age. Period of growth and development in the early church associated with the leadership of the 12 apostles. The apostolic age began with the death and resurrection of Christ and ended with a persevering church at the end of the 1st century a.d. It was a dynamic age, encompassing not only the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Apostolic Age The period from Pentecost to the death of John, the last of the twelve apostles (ca 100), when the Church was under the guidance of Paul (till his death) and the apostles, especially Peter and John.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
APOSTOLIC AGE. The time from Pentecost (c. a.d. 30) to the death of the apostle John (c. a.d. 100) during which the apostles were exerting influence among the churches. The era readily divides itself into the pre-Pauline (c. a.d. 30–40), Pauline (c. a.d. 40–67), and post-Pauline (c. a.d. 67–100) periods.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Apostolic Age. A modern title in use esp. among biblical scholars for the first period in the history of the Christian Church, approximately falling within the lifetime of the *Apostles (q.v.). Great importance is attached, esp. by Protestants, to the practices and beliefs of the Church during this
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
APOSTOLIC AGE. That period of church history covering the time between the Day of Pentecost and the death of John, the last apostle. The apostolic age lasted as long as the churches were under the immediate guidance of an apostle. The arrangements made by the apostles can be ascribed to our Lord so far
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
APOSTOLIC AGE — that period of church history when the apostles were alive, beginning with the Day of Pentecost (about a.d. 30) and ending near the conclusion of the first century (about a.d. 100) with the death of the apostle John. During the apostolic age, all the books of the New Testament were written,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
APOSTOLIC AGE, ap-os-tolʹik āj: (1) When the disciples realized that they had seen the risen Christ for the last time and that it had now become their duty to spread His message, they gathered themselves together and restored the number of “witnesses” to the appointed Twelve.