Luke 9-24: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition

Luke 9-24: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition

by David A. Neale

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Overview

Engaging, perceptive, and academically thorough, the New Beacon Bible Commentary will expand your understanding and deepen your appreciation for the meaning and message of each book of the Bible.

Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, this indispensable commentary provides pastors, professional scholars, teachers, and Bible students with a critical, relevant, and inspiring interpretation of the Word of God in the 21st century.

EACH VOLUME FEATURES:

• CONTEMPORARY SCHOLARSHIP from notable experts in the Wesleyan theological tradition

• CONVENIENT INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL, including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, and hermeneutical issues

• CLEAR VERSE-BY-VERSE EXPLANATIONS, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the biblical text in its original language

• COMPREHENSIVE ANNOTATION divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text; and significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text

• HELPFUL SIDEBARS, which provide deeper insight into theological issues, word meanings, archeological connections, historical relevance, and cultural customs

• AN EXPANDED BIBLIOGRAPHY for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834130043
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Publication date: 07/28/2013
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David A. Neale is the director of Campus Manitoba and professor emeritus of New Testament at Ambrose University College (formerly Canadian Nazarene University college) in Calgary. He holds a B.A. in sociology from Idaho State University, an M.A. in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, England.

Table of Contents

Table of Sidebars 8

General Editors' Preface 9

Author's Preface 11

Abbreviations 13

Bibliography 17

Introduction 23

A Luke and His Community 23

1 Authorship and Date 23

2 Synoptic Sources 25

3 The Old Testament as a Source 26

4 The First Readers 28

B Theological Themes in Luke 29

1 Sinners Find Repentance 29

2 Election Redefined 31

3 Other Themes 32

C Literary Themes and Methods 33

D Structure and Plot 34

E Conflict 35

F Characterization 36

G Luke and the Christian Life 38

1 The Apocalypse 38

2 Discipleship 40

Excursus: The Parables in Luke 42

Commentary 47

IV The Journey to Jerusalem (Luke 9:51-19:44) 47

A The Cost of Discipleship (9:51-62) 47

1 Rejection in a Samaritan Village (9:51-56) 47

2 More on the Cost of Discipleship (9:57-62) 53

B The Mission of the Seventy-Two (10:1-24) 56

1 The Commissioning of the Seventy-Two (10:1-7) 56

2 Woe to the Cities (10:8-16) 59

3 The Seventy-Two Return (10:17-24) 63

C Examples of Love for Neighbor and God (10:25-42) 64

1 The Parable of the Good Samaritan (10:25-37) 64

2 At the Home of Martha and Mary (10:38-42) 71

D Teaching and Exorcisms (11:1-36) 73

1 The Path of Prayer (11:1-13) 73

2 Casting Out Demons by the Finger of God (11:14-28) 81

3 The Sign of Jonah (11:29-32) 83

4 Teaching on the Light (11:33-36) 85

E The Diatribe Against the Pharisees (11:37-12:12) 86

1 A Dispute over the Washing of Hands (11:37-41) 86

2 The Woes Against the Pharisees (11:42-52) 88

3 The Pharisees Attempt to Trap Jesus (11:53-54) 91

4 The Yeast of the Pharisees (12:1-12) 91

F Teaching on Abundance and Stewardship (12:13-48) 95

1 The Rich Man and His Barns (12:13-21) 96

2 Do Not Worry About Your Life (12:22-34) 99

3 Be Dressed Ready for Service (12:35-40) 101

4 The Faithful and Prudent Manager (12:41-48) 102

G The Expectation of the Kingdom of God (12:49-13:35) 102

1 I Came to Bring Fire to the Earth (12:49-53) 107

2 Interpreting the Present Time (12:54-59) 108

3 The Galileans and the Tower of Siloam (13:1-5) 109

4 The Parable of the Fig Tree (13:6-9) 112

5 Jesus Heals a Woman on the Sabbath (13:10-17) 113

6 Two Parables (13:18-21) 114

7 Who Will Be Saved? (13:22-30) 116

8 Lament for Jerusalem (13:31-35) 119

H Jesus Is the Guest of a Pharisee (14:1-24)1 121

1 A Man with Dropsy Healed (14:1-6) 122

2 The Pride of Place at a Banquet (14:7-11) 123

3 Do Not Invite Your Friends (14:12-14) 124

4 The Story of the Great Banquet Ignored (14:15-24) 125

I Jesus Continues Teaching (14:25-35) 127

1 Family and Possessions (14:25-33) 127

2 Parable About Salt (14:34-35) 129

J The Lost and Found: The Heart of the Gospel (15:1-32) 130

1 The Lost Sheep and Coins Are Found (15:1-10) 133

2 The Lost Son Is Found (15:11-32) 138

K The Stewardship of Wealth (16:1-31) 144

1 The Clever Manager (16:1-9) 144

2 The Stewardship of Worldly Wealth (16:10-13) 148

3 Pharisees, Lovers of Money (16:14-15) 149

4 The Law and the Prophets Are Until John (16:16-18) 150

5 The Rich Man and Lazarus (16:19-31) 151

L Miscellaneous Teaching to the Disciples (17:1-18:17) 156

1 Occasions for Stumbling (17:1-4) 156

2 Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed (17:5-6) 159

3 The Serving Slave (17:7-10) 159

4 The Ten Lepers (17:11-19) 160

5 The Kingdom Is Within You! (17:20-21) 163

6 The Coming of the Son of Man (17:22-37) 164

7 The Unjust Judge (18:1-8) 168

8 The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (18:9-14) 171

9 Let the Children Come to Me (18:15-17) 174

M Riches and the Kingdom of God (18:18-30) 175

1 The Rich Man Disappointed (18:18-25) 175

2 Then Who Can Be Saved? (18:26-27) 177

3 Leaving All for the Kingdom of God (18:28-30) 178

N The Ascent to Jerusalem (18:31-19:44) 179

1 Jesus Predicts His Death (18:31-34) 179

2 The Blind Beggar on the Road to Jericho (18:35-43) 180

3 Zacchaeus Invites Jesus to His Home (19:1-10) 181

4 The Parable of the Ten Minas (19:11-28) 185

5 The Lord Approaches the City (19:29-40) 189

6 Jesus Weeps over the City (19:41-44) 190

V Jesus in Jerusalem (19:45-21:38) 193

A Jesus Clears the Sellers from the Temple (19:45-48) 193

B Jesus Teaches in the Temple (20:1-21:4) 194

1 By What Authority? (20:1-8) 194

2 The Parable of the Vineyard (20:9-19) 197

3 Spies Pose Three Questions to Jesus (20:20-47) 200

a About the Payment of Taxes (20:20-26) 201

b About Levirate Marriage (20:27-40) 202

c About David (20:41-47) 204

4 The Poor Widow's Coins (21:1-4) 205

C The Prediction of the Destruction of Jerusalem (21:5-38) 206

1 Not One Stone Will Be Left on Another (21:5-8) 206

2 Wars and Revolutions (21:9-28) 208

3 The Parable of the Fig Tree (21:29-38) 213

VI Jesus' Passion, Death, and Resurrection (22:1-24:53 ) 215

A The Last Supper (22:1-38) 216

B The Betrayal and Arrest (22:39-65) 225

C Jesus Before the Council and Pilate (22:66-23:25) 227

D The Crucifixion (23:26-56) 233

E The Discovery of the Empty Tomb (24:1-12) 238

F Resurrection Appearances (24:13-49) 242

1 On the Emmaus Road (24:13-35) 242

2 In Jerusalem to the Eleven and Others (24:36-49) 252

G The Ascension (24:50-53) 254

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