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Luke 18:31-19:10 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
The narrative lectionary reading for this week has three distinct sections, which we will explore one at a time, individually, before considering the selected text as a whole.
The three sections can be identified as follows:
Jesus’ Prediction of his Death and Resurrection
This is the third time in Luke’s Gospel that Jesus predicts, or perhaps better promises his death and resurrection (see Luke 9:21-22; 9:43b-45). Each of these predictions could be allowed to stand alone, or be considered primarily in their respective settings in the larger narrative of Luke. But it may also be helpful to read the three predictions together, as a way of getting the full picture of what it means in the Gospel of Luke for the Son of David to be rejected.
In the first prediction of his death and resurrection Luke’s Jesus stresses that his suffering, rejection, and ultimate death will be at the hands of the religious elite in Jerusalem: “the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes.” This first prediction ...
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Narrative Lectionary 074: Zacchaeus
March 17, 2013
Join Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Mary Shore, and Craig Koester for "I Love to Tell the Story," a weekly conversation on the narrative lectionary. This week's readings are: Luke 18:31--19:10; and Psalm 84:1-4, 10-12 or 84:10.