Luke's gospel is not organized according to a tightly structured pattern, but there are signs of a studied and often concealed artistry in his work. There is a symmetry about the opening and closing events of the gospel, both of which take place in the temple. Many of the themes stated in the opening chapters are repeated later in the work. And special emphasis is placed on Jesus' last journey to Jerusalem, which frames nearly half the contents of the gospel. Some of the allusions to the OT are made in such a way that the gospel can be read at two levels, either as a simple story or as a statement of the ways in which the events of Israelite history were reenacted in the life of Jesus. It is not surprising that Luke is one of the most widely read of biblical writers.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Try Bible Gateway Plus, a brand-new service that lets you experience Bible Gateway free of banner ads! It also gives you instant access to over 40 Bible study and inspirational devotional books, including the NIV Study Bible. With Bible Gateway Plus, you can experience and understand God's Word in life-changing new ways, without the distraction of ads. Try it free for 30 days—you can cancel at any time. Following your 30-day free trial, Bible Gateway Plus is only $3.99/month.