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The Gospel According to Luke

Pillar Commentaries

James R Edwards

The Gospel According to Luke

Pillar Commentaries

James R Edwards



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This Pillar commentary devotes attention throughout to the vocabulary, historical background, special themes, and narrative purpose that make the book of Luke unique among the four Gospels.

Though the Gentile focus of Luke is often held to be primary, James Edwards counterbalances that by citing numerous evidences of Luke’s overarching interest in depicting Jesus as the fulfilment of the providential work of God in the history of Israel, and he considers the possibility that Luke himself was a Jew. Edwards also draws out other important thematic issues in excursuses scattered throughout the commentary, including discussion of Luke’s infancy narrative, the mission of Jesus as the way of salvation, and Luke’s depiction of the universal scope of the gospel.

This readable, relevant commentary attends to the linguistic, historical, literary, and theological elements of Luke that are essential to its meaning and considers Luke’s significance for the church and the life of faith today.

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    The Gospel According to Luke

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    James R Edwards

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    Pillar Commentaries

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  • Bible Book


  • Audience

    Church Leaders

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