Where the Eagles are Gathered
The Deliverance of the Elect in Lukan Eschatology
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Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of Pages: 208
Although many scholars consider Luke 17:22-37 to be "the most important eschatological passage in Luke-Acts," few agree on the precise meaning of the enigmatic proverb which forms its conclusion (Luke 17:37). Generally, Jesus' logion is taken to convey a macabre image of impending judgement. However, this study offers fresh literary, redactional, and historical evidence to suggest that Luke recast Jesus' saying in order to describe something much more glorious--the deliverance of the elect. Examination of the material elsewhere in Luke-Acts corroborates Luke's expectation of an ethereal reunion, and suggests that this hope constitutes the most characteristic feature of Lukan eschatology.
...Bridge s work is an important contribution to Lukan eschatology and to the interpretation of the eagle logion (17:37). The evidence he gives to support his views on the eagle logion are highly persuasive, especially in regard to his discussion about the use of aetoi in antiquity William H. Males Jr.--William H. Males Jr. "Review of Biblical Literature "