Luke’s story of Jesus is a straightforward narrative—it has a beginning, middle, and end. Both critics and non-critics may appreciate the profound simplicity of this story, perhaps even as they read it together. David L. Tiede’s commentary on Luke assists readers by enhancing and illuminating the significant themes and avoiding obscure and tangential topics which detract from meaningful interpretation. This commentary commends a reading of Luke’s story of Jesus by highlighting the narrative function of Luke’s Gospel and its literary characteristics, and helps reveal the truth to which Luke bears witness—the truth about God.
- Discussion of historical issues, such as authorship, dating, and location
- Textual and literary notes
- Bibliographies and suggestions for further reading and study
- Scripture references linked to your Greek New Testament or English translation
- Title: Luke
- Author: David L. Tiede
- Editors: Roy A. Harrisville, Jack Dean Kingsbury, and Gerhard A. Krodel
- Publisher: Augsburg
- Series: Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pages: 457
About David L. Tiede
David L. Tiede has been a professor of New Testament at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary since 1971 and became president of that institution in 1987. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College, Luther Theological Seminary, and Harvard University. He has also studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and taught at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School. He has been a Rockefeller Fellow, a Danforth Fellow, Society of Biblical Literature Research Fellow at the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, and a visiting professor of New Testament at Yale Divinity School. He served as pastor from 1972 to 1975, and participated in the Lutheran-Methodist dialogues in the United States and between the World Methodist Council and the Lutheran World Federation. He has served on various editorial councils and published several articles and books on Luke-Acts.