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Hermeneia: Luke 2: A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51–19:27 (Herm)


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  • Presents a critical and historical commentary on Luke 9:51–19:27
  • Includes the use of extra-biblical sources
  • Provides a bold and authoritative interpretation
Taken together, Hermeneia represents some of the best recent biblical scholarship . . . I have no hesitation in recommending them for students.

—Morna D. Hooker, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity Emerita, University of Cambridge

Hermeneia will be the benchmark and reference point for all future work.

—Walter Brueggemann, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary

  • Title: Luke 2: A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 9:51–19:27
  • Author: François Bovon
  • Editor: Helmut Koester
  • Translator: Donald S. Deer
  • Series: Hermeneia
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 560

François Bovon was a professor from 1967 to 1993 at the University of Geneva, in its Divinity School, which was founded by John Calvin in 1559. He was dean there from 1976 to 1979, and is still an honorary professor of the University of Geneva. He began teaching New Testament and early Christian literature at Harvard in 1993, and was chair of the New Testament Department from 1993 to 1998, and again in 2001-02. In recent years he has developed his teaching and research in two directions: the exegesis of New Testament texts, particularly the Gospel of Luke, and the publication and interpretation of non-canonical Acts of the Apostles, particularly the Acts of Philip, legends on Stephen, the first Christian martyr, and apocryphal fragments. His critical commentary on Luke, in four volumes, has been completed in German and French. Spanish and Italian will soon follow. The first volume in English appeared in the “Hermeneia” series, published by Fortress Press, in 2002. The second and the third, published together, appeared in Italian in 2007. His critical edition of the Acts of Philip, done in collaboration with Bertrand Bouvier and Frédéric Amsler, was published as volume 11 in the Corpus Christianorum: Series Apocryphorum by Brepols in 1999. His book The Last Days of Jesus was published in 2006, and a Spanish translation appeared in 2007.


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