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3 - Gospel Reading and Prosopological Exegesis in Luke-Acts

from Part I - Reading the Gospel in Israel’s Scriptures

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 January 2022

Madison N. Pierce
Affiliation:
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Teds)
Andrew J. Byers
Affiliation:
University of Cambridge
Simon Gathercole
Affiliation:
University of Cambridge
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In Luke and Acts, many quotations from Scripture are recontextualized to portray Jesus as a character within the discourse. He is the one who will bring good news to the poor (Isa. 61:1–2 in Luke 4:18–21), the Messiah who escapes death (Ps. 16:8–11 in Acts 2:25–32), the suffering servant (Isa. 53 in Acts 8), and more. Jesus and later his disciples attest to “what was said in all the Scriptures concerning [him]” (Luke 24:27). This essay will present these gospel readings, which employ the exegetical technique commonly referred to as prosopological exegesis, alongside the assumptions of the author. While many present Luke as a capricious reader, this essay will demonstrate that his introduction of the Christ is due to a careful engagement with the biblical text. This interpretive strategy produces two gospel readings: one for Luke of Scripture and one for Luke’s audience.

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Print publication year: 2022

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