Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Luke: Chapter Summary



The inscription of the book.Which is not by Luke, but by the Church, 1. Lucas Lucilius.A description of Luke out of Jerome, Dorotheus, Theophylact, Sophronius, and the Arabic Codex of Kirstenius, 2. From their diverse relations the things more likely are drawn out.He was an Evangelist, a companion of Paul, and a Doctor.The other things are suspect, especially that Nicephorus, Theodorus Lector, and Metaphrastes make him a painter.Concerning his death the ancient have handed down diverse things, 3. The occasion for writing is set forth from Luke 1:1-3, 4. It is inscribed to the most excellent Theophilus, that is, as fit on account of his piety, for the keeping of the autograph and the propagation of copies, 5. The argument of the book, 6. Of what sort is the diction? 7. The time of writing.To Beza and Gomarus he appears to have written before Matthew, the reasons for which are recalled to the anvil, 8. There are five parts to this book.I.The nativity of John, the Forerunner of Christ (chapter 1).II.The nativity and infancy of Christ (chapter 2).III.Christ’s actions, teaching, and miracles (chapters 3-21).IV.His Sufferings (chapters 22, 23).V.The glory of His resurrection and ascension into Heaven (chapter 24).Interpreters Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic, and also a Synoptic Table of the Book, 9.

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