Summary Of ' The Anchor Bible '

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In the Anchor Bible, Joesph A. Fitzmyer interprets the Gospel according to Luke. Fitzmyer starts with Jesus continuing his journey through towns and villages and he is teach and continuing towards Jerusalem. In verse 23 someone asked him, “Sir is it true that only a few are to be saved?” Jesus answers to them in verse 24, “Strive to enter through the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to get in, but will not be able to.”
Luke carries on to the second part of his account with Jesus’ statements about salvation and reception or non-reception into the kingdom (Luke 13:22-30) these statements give an outlook for the whole second part which are closely linked with the two final parables which ended the first part. Both deal with accounts of the kingdom of Heaven. “Eschatological discourse” is what they are referred to by Bultmann. Eschatological discourse is sometimes also called "The Apocalyptic Discourse" or "The Little Apocalypse" or "The Synoptic Apocalypse"; however these are not to be confused with "The Apocalypse," or another name for the Book of Revelation.
What I came to find in most of my readings is that these accounts were shaped by Luke. However, where did Luke get his accounts of these encounters? It is fair to think that they are a derivative from Luke but the introductory verse Luke 13:22 is almost certainly of Lucan composition. Here, Fitzmyer gives a summary statement of the evangelist in which he finds many characteristic of Lucan.
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