Many of the sources that we investigated comment on the person of Jesus.^2 In contemporary theology, the titles of Jesus are taken to be exceptionally important indications of who he thought he was, as well as how the early church identified him. The pre-New Testament creeds are crucial in this regard because of their early and authoritative nature. These confessional statements agree that Jesus was deity. We are told (30)that he was of the same nature or essence as God (creed: Phil. 2:6). He is specifically given the titles of (31)Lord (creeds: 1 Cor. 11:23; Acts 2:36; 10:36; Rom. 1:4; Rom. 10:9; Luke 24:34), (32)Son of God (creeds: Acts 13:33; Rom. 1:3–4) and (33)Christ (creeds: 1 Cor. 15:3; Acts 2:36, 38; 3:18, 20; 4:10; 10:36; Rom. 1:4; 1 Tim. 6:13; 2 Tim. 2:8; 1 Pet. 3:18; 1 John 4:2). Other titles from the Acts traditions include (34)Savior (Acts 5:31; 13:23), (35)the Holy and Righteous One (Acts 3:14; cf. 2:27; 13:35), and (36)Prince (Acts 5:31).