The Appropriation of Passover in Luke-Acts
TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018 pp. xiii + 253. $97.00
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 2/476
Description: Within Lukan scholarship, studies on the theme of Passover have mostly been confined to the pericope of the Last Supper (Luke 22:1Ė20). Few have ventured outside it and explored the presence, let alone the significance, of the theme in other passages throughout Luke-Acts. Thus, the aim of this study by Dany Christopher is to show where, how, and why Luke appropriates the theme of Passover in his writings. The author proposes that besides the passion narrative, allusions to Passover can be found in three other sets of passages: the infancy narrative, the Parousia discourses in Luke 12 and Luke 17, and the rescue stories of Peter (Acts 12) and Paul (Acts 27). He shows that the theme of Passover plays a major role in how Luke structures his narratives and conveys the message of God's salvation.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Luke, Acts, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Literary Approaches, New Testament Use of Old Testament
Review by Amy-Jill Levine
Citation: Amy-Jill Levine, review of Dany Christopher, The Appropriation of Passover in Luke-Acts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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