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


Sheffield Academic Press 2001

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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.

Product Details

  • Title: The Finger of God and Pneumatology in Luke-Acts
  • Author: Edward Woods
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 312
  • Volume 205 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series

About Edward Woods

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

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