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Bibil Identifier bibil:248011
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Pharisees and Figured Speech in Luke-Acts
Author Howell, Justin R.
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 456)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/456
Place 226.4
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-155023-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
386 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract A scholarly consensus holds that Luke is ambivalent toward the Pharisees, or at least that he has left readers with an ambiguous depiction of them. What previous evaluations of the Lukan Pharisees have left unanswered, however, is why Luke would give such an impression of these characters and then what might lie behind the rhetorical effects of ambiguity. Justin R. Howell reevaluates the long-standing debate about the Pharisees in Luke-Acts, arguing the thesis that there is ambiguity in the Lukan Pharisees because, in his portrayals of them, the author has applied what ancient Greco-Roman rhetoricians call “figured speech.” The fact that the Lukan Pharisees appear ambiguous to some readers does not necessarily mean that Luke was also undecided about or ambivalent toward them, for the use of figured speech can presuppose a firm and critical stance on the characters in view.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Luke : Work of Luke
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Pharisees
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