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Luke and Scripture: The Function of Sacred Tradition in Luke–Acts

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In Luke and Scripture, Craig A. Evans and James A. Sanders explore how the author of the third Gospel and Acts understood the nature and function of Scripture. Throughout this collection of exploratory studies, Evans and Sanders present a variety of fresh insights into key passages from Luke and Acts, based on extensive research on ancient Jewish tradition. Clear and concise, this volume will aid a wide audience in understanding how early Christians viewed Scripture—and how it became authoritative in Christian life.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

For more on how New Testament authors used the Old Testament, check out D.A. Carson and G.K. Beale’s Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.

Resource Experts
  • Explores how Luke understood the nature and function of Scripture
  • Examines specific passages of Luke’s writings in light of ancient Jewish tradition
  • Analyzes the development of the doctrine of biblical authority
  • Gospels and Midrash: An Introduction to Luke and Scripture
  • Isaiah in Luke
  • Jesus and the Spirit: On the Origin and Ministry of the Second Son of God
  • From Isaiah 61 to Luke 4
  • The Function of the Elijah/Elisha Narratives in Luke’s Ethic of Election
  • Sins, Debts, and Jubilee Release
  • “He Set His Face”: On the Meaning of Luke 9:51
  • The Ethic of Election in Luke’s Great Banquet Parable
  • Luke 16:1–18 and the Deuteronomy Hypothesis
  • A Hermeneutic Fabric: Psalm 118 in Luke’s Entrance Narrative
  • The Twelve Thrones of Israel: Scripture and Politics in Luke 22:24–30
  • Prophecy and Polemic: Jews in Luke’s Scriptural Apologetic
  • The Prophetic Setting of the Pentecost Sermon
Whatever their level of expertise, students of Luke and of the use of Scripture in Scripture will find useful and challenging material in this comprehensive volume.

I. Howard Marshall, professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

This book sharpens the definition of midrash criticism in relation to other methods both in theory and practice and in the process sheds further light on Luke’s understanding of Jesus, the origin of early Christianity, and his own experience in terms of Israel’s sacred tradition and institutions.

Mikeal C. Parsons, Kidd L. and Buna Hitchcock Macon Chair in Religion, Baylor University

  • Title: Luke and Scripture: The Function of Sacred Tradition in Luke-Acts
  • Authors: Craig A. Evans, James A. Sanders
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock
  • Print Publication Date: 2001
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Luke › Relation to the Old Testament; Bible. O.T. › Relation to Luke; Bible. N.T. Acts › Relation to the Old Testament; Bible. O.T. › Relation to Acts
  • ISBNs: 9781579106072, 1579106072
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-04-26T18:51:38Z

Dr. Craig A. Evans received his PhD in New Testament from Claremont Graduate University and his DHabil from the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest. He is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University in Texas.

Evans taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia for 21 years, where he directed the graduate program in biblical studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He has recently served on the advisory board for the Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs.

Evans has written and edited extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His published works include From Prophecy to Testament, Jesus and the Ossuaries, Jesus: The Final Days, and Dictionary of New Testament Background.

James A. Sanders is professor emeritus of biblical studies at the Claremont School of Theology and the Claremont Graduate University as well as president emeritus of the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center. Among his many publications are Torah and Canon, Canon and Community, and God Has a Story Too.


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