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Bibil Identifier bibil:237656
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Status Disputes and Disparate Dicta
Title (English, ) Humor Rhetoric in Luke 16:14-18
Author Bednarz, Teresa
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 21, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 377-415 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper explores the Demetrian-like humor rhetoric in the barbed commentary and the disparate dicta found in Luke 16:14-18. In an effort to understand the rhetorical thrust of these peculiarly placed dicta, especially the puzzling inclusion of the divorce dictum, it is important to situate the dicta within their broader Luke-Acts rhetorical context and within the concentric composition of Luke 16:1-31. Essential to the Lukan context is Jesus’ dual status, in particular his status as prophet and divine messianic king. Through the lens of humor rhetoric, we will explore how Luke uses a collection of disparate dicta in order to produce prophetic barbs and Demetrian-like punches.

DOI 10.1163/15685152-1086A0006
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetoric
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Humour
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Luke
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Preaching of Jesus
Pericopes Luke 16,14-16,18
Luke 16
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