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By Darrell L. Bock

This groundbreaking paintings by way of Darrell Bock completely explores the theology of Luke’s gospel and the booklet of Acts. In his writing, Luke documents the tale of God operating via Jesus to herald a brand new period of promise and Spirit-enablement in order that the folk of God might be God’s humans even in the course of a opposed global. it's a message the church nonetheless wishes this day. Bock either covers significant Lukan issues and units forth the distinct contribution of Luke-Acts to the hot testomony and the canon of Scripture, supplying readers with an in-depth and holistic seize of Lukan theology within the higher context of the Bible.
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Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997 . 1 The goal here is to present the key information that locates Luke-Acts historically, so that one can appreciate the context of the theology of the two volumes . 1 . Bock, Luke 1:1 – 9:50, 1 – 44, as well as in my commentary on Acts (BECNT 5; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007), 1 – 46 . indd 31 ing the unity of authorship of the two volumes for this chapter . 1 Authorship and Date of Luke-Acts Four issues are key in making a judgment about the authorship and date of LukeActs: (1) what one makes of the consistent early church testimony from the first four centuries that Luke is the author; (2) the nature of the “we” sections in Acts; (3) the relationship of Luke to the other gospels in terms of sequence; and (4) how one takes the ending of Acts, specifically whether it is a key to the date of Acts or represents an open literary ending that cannot help us date the book .

Idem . The Gospel of Luke I-IX: Introduction, Translation and Notes . Anchor Bible . Garden City: Doubleday, 1982 . Green, Joel . The Gospel of Luke . NICNT . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997 . Haenchen, E . Acts of the Apostles: A Commentary . London: Blackwell, 1987 . Hemer, C . The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History . WUNT . Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 1989 . Hengel, Martin . Acts and the History of Early Christianity . London: SCM, 1979 . Jervell, J . Die Apostlegeschichte . Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1998 .

Nevertheless, the time required for Luke to receive and incorporate Mark might suggest a mid- to late-60s time frame . This is because Mark is often placed in the 60s . To get a 60s date for Luke, all the Synoptic Gospels need to be placed before the destruction, since his gospel is often seen to be the third one written . In other words, to defend a date in the 60s requires a fairly tight window for the production of each of the Synoptic Gospels . For this pre-Jerusalem-fall date it is noted that the last event Luke discusses is Paul’s imprisonment in Rome .

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