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Bibil Identifier bibil:210178
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Abraham geschworen – uns gegeben
Title (German, ) Syntax und Sinn im Benediktus (Lukas 1.68–79)
Author Lang, Friedrich Gustav
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language German
Pages 491-512 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Benedictus is Luke's own composition. Its syntax is perspicuous, provided that 1.71 is understood as zeugma and 1.73 as hyperbaton. It has three parts in 3 + 5 + 5 double lines; their topics are eschatological (1.68–70: messianic hopes), ecclesiological (1.71–75: God's covenant) and soteriological (1.76–79: remission of sins). The oath sworn to Abraham and granted to ‘us’ (1.73) forms the centre. The hymn originates in Luke's sophisticated theological reflection, his knowledge of LXX, and his literary skill which is confirmed by the stichometric proportions of the passage.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688510000147
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Messiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Covenant
Pericopes Luke 1,68-1,79
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