The Preface

I produced the former account, O Theophilus, about all that[a] Jesus began to do and to teach, until the day he was taken up, after he[b] had given orders through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen, to whom he also presented himself alive after he suffered, with many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking the things about the kingdom of God.

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  1. Acts 1:1 Literally “of what”
  2. Acts 1:2 Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“had given orders”) which is understood as temporal