Gospel of Luke and John

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What is the symbol of Luke?

an ox

Who wrote the Gospel of Luke?

unknown, but we attribute it to Luke

Who was the intended audience of the Gospel of Luke?

Gentile Christians

When was the Gospel of Luke written?

85 C.E.

What are the sources of Luke?

- Mark and Matthew
- Q source
- special traditions
-L source (unique source)

What are some literary devices that Luke used?

- parables
- foreshadowing
- Fulfillment citations
- Miracle stories
- themes

What are the four types of miracles?

- physical healing
- exorcism
- power over nature
- restoration of life

What was required in order for Jesus to preform a miracle?

someone had to have faith

What are the themes of Luke?

- merciful, compassionate, forgiving Jesus
- Role of the Holy Spirit
- Importance of Prayer
- Jesus' concern for women (he treats women equally)
- The need for repentence

Where is the one place Jesus could not preform miracles?

Nazareth

What was the purpose of miracles?

to point to the existence of God

What are the divisions of Luke?

8

Where was Luke written?

Syria

Luke is a ______ volume. ______ is the second volume.

two-part; Acts of the Apostles

What is the Gospel of Luke about?

it is about the biblical history of God's dealings with humanity which shows that God's promises have been fulfilled in Jesus and extended to all

What is Luke's Gospel?

It is a salvation history--God's divine plan for human salvation accomplished through Jesus

What does Luke shift away from?

shifts from an immenent expectation of "parousia" to a "be prepared it will happen, but not as soon as we thought"

What does Luke argue?

- that christianity is the logical developement and proper fulfillment of Judaism and should be tolerated by Rome
-Chrisitianity is capable of meeting the spiritual needs of an empire like Rome

What does Theophilus mean?

it means "lover of God"

What stories show loss and forgiveness in Luke?

- The Parable of the Lost Sheep
- The Parable of the Lost Coin
- The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Luke is the ______ of all the writers.

best

Who wrote the Gospel of John?

unknown, but attributed to John

When was the Gospel of John written?

95 C.E.

Who is the intended audience of John?

everyone

What is the symbol for the Gospel of John?

an eagle

What are some of the literary devices used in John?

- high christology (the highest)
- 7 signs
- "I am statements"
- Discources

What are some examples of an "I am statement"?

- "I am the bread of life"
- "I am the good shepherd"
- "I am the way, the truth, the life"
- "I am the light"
- "I am the living bread"/ "I am the bread of life"
- "I am the vine and you are the branches"
- "I am the gate"

Where was the Gospel of John written?

Alexandria

What are the sources of the Gospel of John?

- synoptic gospels
- Q source
- unique sources (had a lot of unique materials)

How many divisions are there in the Gospel of John?

4

What are the divisions in the Gospel of John?

- Prologue
- Book of Signs
- Book of Glory
- Epilogue

What is the Gospel of John often compared to?

a piece of classical music

The Gospel of John is highly _____ and _______

literal; symbolic

What are the themes in John?

Jesus as the preexistent and incarnate Word of God who has revealed the father to us

What are the 7 signs of John?

- The Wedding Feast at Cana
- The cure of the royal official's son
- Cure of the paralytic at the pool with five porticoes
- multiplication of loaves
- walking on the waters of Galilea
- Sign of the young man born blind
- The raising of Lazarus

Which is the highest sign?

the raising of Lazarus

What is John's Gospel?

it is a progressive revelation of the glory of God's only son, who comes to reveal the father and returns in glory to the father

What is the paraclete?

the Holy Spirit

What does Logos mean?

it is a Greek word for "word" (another name for Jesus)

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