Dedicated to the writings of Saint Luke.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Words of accountability

There are numerous words and phrases used by Luke that are metaphors of accountability evoking future eschatological ideas without using any of the standard terminology. The “wrath to come”; “days are coming”; “visitation”; and “days of vengeance” all come together in the expression “day of the Lord.”

The “wrath to come” phrase intrigues me because it only appears in Luke 3:7; 1 Thessalonians 1:10 and Matthew 3:7. I have not checked the Septuagint. Luke is the only NT writer to use “days are coming”; “visitation”; and “days of vengeance.”

I plan to discuss this further but we be celebrating the graduation of The Son Also Rises this weekend with extended family and close friends.

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