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Bibil Identifier bibil:243650
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Revisiting the "Creative" Use of Amos in Acts and What It Tells Us About Luke
Author White, Aaron W.
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 46, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 79-90 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In 1982, Earl Richard brought to light the unique place that Amos holds in Acts by a pioneering Novum Testamentum article on the use of Amos in Acts. I seek to revisit the investigation of the use of Amos in Acts by giving greater attention to the place of the Lukan appropriation of these two quotations in the narrative of Acts, and why they matter to the overall narrative. I argue that Luke appropriates the two Amos quotations and their interplaying themes in Acts 7 and 15 in order to form a literary inclusio that encloses and emphasizes a portion of Acts that exclusively introduces and develops two principal themes in Acts; the Gentile mission and its missionary, Paul. I conclude that such a “creative” use of Scripture is evidence of a narrative rooted in the exegetical construct of an active reader of Scripture seeking a normative expression for a ministry to an emerging multi-national people under the lordship of Jesus.
DOI 10.1177/0146107916639210
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Luke : Work of Luke
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Amos
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Quotation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
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