Gospel of Luke

Gospel of Luke - Luke-Background Author Luke, beloved...

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Luke--Background Author Luke, “beloved physician” Col 4:14; 2 Tim 4:11; Philemon 24 Highly cultured, capable writer, historian Acts (Luke-Acts) Anonymous Date, Place of composition Probably after 70 CE Decade 80’s Mission to the Gentiles but location?—Antioch?
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Luke’s Prologue—writer’s purpose “Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed. Luke 1:1-4 Style of first century historian The author does not claim to be an eyewitness Theophilus (see Acts 1:1) was probably the author’s patron
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Luke--Background Style Genre Literary elegance/narrative skill Luke anticipates its sequel in Acts Genre Prologue--classical prose Genres--Hellenistic histories, Scriptural commentary (promise/fulfillment) Chs 1-2, like scriptural histories of Israel
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Luke—Features Birth Stories John/Jesus Zechariah/Elizabeth Mary/Elizabeth Shepherds Simeon/Anna Temple Birth Stories/Hymns Magnificat —Mary, 1:46- 55 Benedictus Zechariah, 1:68-79 Gloria en excelsis --the angels, 2:14 Nunc dimittis Simeon, 2:29-32
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Class Today No Quiz Topic report: The Poor and Poverty Lindsay Jernigan, Drew Almodover, Cindy Tan, Amanda Harris Class topic: Gospel of Luke Women in the ancient world Jesus and women Birth Narratives
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Compare with Matthew’s Story Joseph central character in Matthew
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