In some, it is "Acts of Apostles;" in others, "The Acts of the Apostles;" in others, "The Acts of the Holy Apostles" with the addition, " written by Luke, the Evangelist." Owing to this diversity, Critics generally maintain, that the title, admittedly of very high antiquity, was not prefixed by the Sacred writer himself. "Acts of Apostles" 7rpaetc ATToo-ToXwv without the definite article is supposed to be the earliest title. It accurately conveys the Subject of this Treatise, which contains a summary of the doings of the Chief among the Apostles, viz. : Peter and Paul. The Title " The Acts of the Apostles " with the definite article, the, might be calculated to mislead, as conveying that this Treatise was a record, or memoir of the doings of the Apostolic body, which would be erroneous, as it alludes only on a very few occasions to the Apostles as a body. After that, they disappear from view. Besides dwelling on the labours and discourses of Peter and Paul, it briefly refers, in a passing way, to T^e^fa^JL^p^pr Bishop of Jerusalem, who, after Peter "took the most prominent part in the deliberations of the Council of Jerusalem (c. xv.) ; to Tames the (greater, put to death by Herod ; to John the Evangelist ; to Barnabas, who though not reckoned among " the twelve" was still regarded_as_an^Ap_pstle (c. xiv. 4). There is an account also of the beautiful dj^couj^e_of__St.^Stehen before the Jewish authorities, his martyrdom in consequence (c. vi.), and of some other Evangelical labourers, who though not of the Apostolic body such as Philip the Deacon, &c., were successfully engaged in the propagation of the GospeT This Treatise is divided by some eminent Critics (Beelen with others) into two parts. The most prominent figure in the first part, which embraces the twelve first Chapters, is Peter, the head of the Apostolic College, whose ITRODUCTIO TO eloquent addresses it summarizes, as well as his successful labours in the conversion of Jews and Gentiles, in pursuance of the exalted commission Divinely accorded him, of feeding, ruling and governing the universal Church, " lambs and sheep," Pastors and people.