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STUDY GUIDE: GOSPEL OF LUKE Introduction to the Gospel According to Luke NT 93-95 Luke’s portrait of Jesus: How does the author of Luke want readers to perceive Jesus? 1. 2. 3. What does Luke present Jesus’ coming among humanity as? What began with Jesus’ coming as savior? What do Jesus and his disciples call people to? What does the author of Luke do that makes it possible for readers from different religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds to relate to and identify with the story of Jesus? The author of the Gospel of Luke is not named in the Gospel itself. The title was added to a copy of the Gospel about a century after the Gospel was first written. According to the traditions from the late second century CE (AD), who is “Luke” supposed to be? What are the problems with accepting this early Christian tradition? Luke makes it clear in his introduction that he used sources. What are the two sources that he probably used? T F Both the place and the date of Luke’s composition are uncertain. 1
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The writer of the introduction gives an outline of Luke. Fill in the chapter and verse references for this outline: Prologue: Infancy and childhood of Jesus: The adult Jesus prepares for ministry: Ministry and teaching in Galilee: Journey to Jerusalem: Ministry and teaching in Jerusalem: Last Supper, suffering, death and burial: Empty tomb, appearances, ascension: Themes in Luke’s Gospel: Primary theme: Secondary theme: Read Luke 1:1-4 : Prologue From the prologue we learn that: The evangelist (Gospel writer) knows about (underline one: no other/many other) lives of Jesus written before his. Also, a. The writer claims to be an eyewitness a. The writer got information from eyewitnesses The writer: b. writes about what he saw himself a. writes after a thorough investigation What is the purpose of the writing: “so that [Theophilus] may know_____________________________________________________________. What does the name “Theophilus” mean (annotation)? Has Theophilus had any previous instruction about Jesus? Therefore, we could conclude that Theophilus is: b. a Christian a. a non-Christian Read Luke 1:5 – 2:52 - Birth narrative Who was king in Judea when the story begins? Identify the following: Parents of John the Baptist: Mother of Jesus: Her hometown: Her fiance: Mary’s response(1:38) to the announcement by the angel is the ideal response to an assignment from God in the view of the Gospel writer. Watch for other people who respond this way in Luke (not necessarily in the same words). 2
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Several of the poems in Luke are used in the daily and Sunday worship of the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches. The names given to them come from the words with which they began in the Latin Vulgate. They are called “songs” because they were set to music for worship. In the Luke, however, they were “said,” not “sung.” Song of Mary - “Magnificat” – 1:46 – 55 Song of Zechariah - “Benedictus” – 1:68 – 79 Song of the angels – “Gloria in excelsis” – 2:14
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