Luke-Acts and Jewish Historiography

Luke-Acts and Jewish Historiography

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In this book, Samson Uytanlet states his observation that there is an unnecessary disjunction between Luke's theology and literature in previous studies on Luke-Acts: Luke's theology is typically studied in light of Jewish writings while Luke's literature is studied in relation with Greco-Roman works. The author shows that there are theological, literary, and ideological elements that ancient Greco-Roman and Jewish writings share which are also present in Luke's work. In areas where they diverge, however, Luke-Acts shows closer affinity to Jewish writings.Luke portrays him as their speaker and representative (e.g., Luke 8:45, 9:33; 12: 41; 18:28: Acts 1:15; 2:14; 3:6; 4:13a€“14; 5:3, 8a€“9, 15; 15:7). ... Despite the presence of other would-be disciples, Jesusa#39; statement, a€œDo not fear, from now on you will be catching men, a€ contains only Second ... aquot;Unlike the activities of Moses and Elijah that have a clear termination point, Jesusa#39; activities continue after his death.

Title:Luke-Acts and Jewish Historiography
Author:Samson Uytanlet
Publisher:Mohr Siebeck - 2014-05-14


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