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Bibil Identifier bibil:213146
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'You will desire to see and you will not see [it]': Reading Luke 17.22 as Antanaclasis
Author Lang, T.J.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 33, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 281-302 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues for a reading of Lk. 17.22 as antanaclasis, which is a form of rhetorical wordplay in which the same (or a similar) term is repeated, but in two different senses. According to this reading, Jesus introduces his discourse to the disciples (vv. 22-37) with the prediction that in the coming days they will desire to ‘see’ (as in witness) one of the days of the Son of Man but they will not ‘see’ (as in comprehend) these days when they occur among them so long as they fail to understand that suffering is primary to the Son of Man’s identity. Such a reading coheres with the larger Lukan theme of the blindness of the disciples to the necessity of Jesus’ passion. Such a reading also requires a rethinking of the assumption that the subject of Jesus’ discourse in 17.22-37 is the parousia.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X10382073
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetoric
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Blind
Pericopes Luke 17,22
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