The 'Finger of God' and Pneumatology in Luke-Acts

The 'Finger of God' and Pneumatology in Luke-Acts

by Edward Woods



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The 'Finger of God' and Pneumatology in Luke-Acts by Edward Woods

Luke's interest in the Holy Spirit is well-known, so when instead of having Jesus say, ' If I cast out devils by the Spirit of God...', as Matthew has it, he writes, 'If I by the finger of God..', Luke poses a question that has puzzled many commentators since. Woods argues that in fact the phrase 'finger of God' holds the key to understanding the role of the Spirit in Luke-Acts. Taking into account the background to the phrase, Luke's larger theological interests within the Beelzebub section itself, the Travel Narrative, and the programme of Luke-Acts as a whole, he offers a new solution to an old exegetical question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841271750
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Series: Library of New Testament Studies Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Edward Woods is Lecturer in Old Testament, Bible College of Victoria, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia.

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