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Rejected Prophets

Rejected Prophets

Jesus and His Witnesses in Luke-Acts

by Jocelyn McWhirter
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/01/2014
  $55.95
Although several scholars have written in the past about how Luke portrays Jesus and the apostles as prophets, no one has yet provided a comprehensive theory as to why Luke's main protagonists resemble Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Moses, and Jeremiah. McWhirter shows that Luke uses these biblical prophets as precedents, seeking to legitimate the things about which his audience has been instructed in the face of events that seem to contradict those teachings. By the 80s of the first century, the Romans had killed Jesus, Peter, and Paul; ravaged Jerusalem; and destroyed the temple. Many Gentiles believed in Jesus, while most Jews did not. In order to show that all this was part of God's plan, Luke - whom McWhirter, with David Tiede and others, identifies as a Diaspora Jew - compares Jesus and his witnesses to Israel's prophets who also went to the nations and were rejected by some of their own people.
ISBN:
9781451470024
9781451470024
Category:
Biblical exegesis & hermeneutics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-01-2014
Publisher:
1517 Media
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
228x152x15mm
Weight:
0.06kg

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