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The 'Finger of God' and Pneumatology in Luke-Acts


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Luke's interest in the Holy Spirit is well-known, so when instead of having Jesus say, “ If I cast out devils by the Spirit of God...” as Matthew has it, he writes, “If I by the finger of God...” Luke poses a question that has puzzled many commentators since. Woods argues that in fact the phrase “finger of God” holds the key to understanding the role of the Spirit in Luke-Acts. Taking into account the background to the phrase, Luke's larger theological interests within the Beelzebub section itself, the Travel Narrative, and the program of Luke-Acts as a whole, he offers a new solution to an old exegetical question.

This will be a necessary volume in any library supporting research work or higher degrees in New Testament studies.

-Feed the Minds

  • Title: The ‘Finger of God’ and Pneumatology in Luke-Acts
  • Author: Edward J. Woods
  • Volume: 205
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2001
  • Logos Release Date: 2008
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Acts › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Holy Spirit › Biblical teaching; Bible. N.T. Luke › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBN: 9781841271750
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-04-26T18:28:58Z

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Edward Woods is Lecturer in Old Testament, Bible College of Victoria, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia.


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