HTS Theological Studies
On-line version ISSN 2072-8050
JEPPESEN, Knud. Justice with mercy: about a contemporary Palestinian theology. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2008, vol.64, n.1, pp. 195-206. ISSN 2072-8050.
Arab Christianity has a long history, longer than the history Christianity has in many European countries, a fact we seem to have forgotten in the west. According to Acts 2:11, some Arabs together with several other people of different nationalities were present when Peter gave his address to the crowd on the first Pentecost day after the ascension of Christ. Even if this piece of information is not historically true, there is no doubt that Christianity spread to the Arab world fairly early, probably in the beginning with some Judaeo-Christians, who moved to Arabia, and later on as a result of a mission to the gentiles. Already in antiquity the Bible was translated from the Greek Septuagint into Arabic.