The Influence Of The Synagogue On Early Christian Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The New Testament records that Jesus and his disciples, as well as early Christian preachers such as Paul and Barnabas, attended the synagogue assemblies. The true influence of the synagogue on early Christian worship, however, is difficult to assess. Contacts between Christians and Jews continued up to the fourth century; thus, in the postNew Testament period Jewish influence can be seen in the development of Christian prayer and the Christian calendar.

That Jewish worship influenced...


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