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Author of Life
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A title for Jesus that appears only once in Scripture (Acts 3:15).
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Author of Life
AUTHOR OF LIFE [Gk archēgos zōēs (ἀρχηγος ζωης)]. In this expression (Acts 3:15), the word “author” is the rendering of archēgos in some English versions (RSV, ASV [margin], NAB, NIV). In 2 other contexts, the word is also rendered “author” in some versions: “author (of salvation)” in Heb 2:10 (ASV,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Prince of Life
PRINCE OF LIFE Word translated as “prince” (Acts 3:15; 5:31, “author” and “leader” respectively in some modern versions) is also translated as “captain” (Heb. 2:10; “pioneer” or “author” in some modern versions) and “author” (Heb. 12:2; “pioneer” in modern versions). All of these references are to Jesus
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AUTHOR OF LIFE
AUTHOR OF LIFE [ἀρχηγόν τῆς ζωῆς archēgon tēs zōēs]. Peter’s title for Jesus (Acts 3:15) follows the healing of the lame man at Solomon’s portico, reminding witnesses that Jesus’ name is the source of healing. The power of Jesus’ divine name evokes OT references to God’s protection and deliverance