Some Christian apologists and missionaries cite A. N. Sherwin-White, who declared Luke to be a marvelous historian. “For Acts the confirmation of historicity is overwhelming…Any attempt to reject its basic historicity must now appear absurd. Roman historians have long taken it for granted. White supports the accuracy of Lucan dating of the census. But what is…
A missionary under the Yahoo! Groups nome de plume of "Patriot Tim" has made an allegation in a discussion group by stating that the Syrian pagan idol RIMMON () as mentioned in 2 Kings 5:18 is the same Deity as for the Muslims, who sometimes call upon God as ar-rahman (The Merciful).