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Commentary on Luke

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6.1–11 : Eating and healing on the sabbath

(Mt 12.1–14; Mk 2.23–3.6 ).

2 :

Harvesting violated the sabbath rest (Ex 34.21 ).

3 :

1 Sam 21.1–6 .

4 :

Lev 24.5–9 .

6 :

See4.31n.

6.12–16 : Jesus' selection of the twelve

(Mt 10.1–4; Mk 3.13–19a ). Other lists of the twelve occur at Mt 10.2–4 ; Mk 3.16–19 ; Acts 1.13 ; while there is variation, Peter is always named first and Judas Iscariot is always named last.

13 :

“The twelve” ( 8.1; Acts 6.2; etc.) are a recognized and remembered group in early Christianity, and Luke designates the twelve to be apostles in such a way that the two titles are strictly equated. “Apostle” (from the Gk verb “apostellein,” “to send”) occurs in the New Testament to designate a Christian who was commissioned to preach the gospel, essentially as a missionary.

14 :

The “name” Peter is a nickname, meaning “rock.”

15 :

Zealots were a distinct faction of revolutionaries in the Jewish war with Rome of 66–70 CE, but whether this designation indicates that this Simon was zealous in a political fashion is debatable since it is unlikely that a Zealot party existed during Jesus' life.

16 :

Iscariot is a peculiar term that probably means “the man from Kerioth” (see Josh 15.25 ); if so, then this Judas was the only Judean among the twelve.

6.17–49 : The Sermon on the Plain

(Mt 5–7 ).

6.17–19 : The occasion of the preaching

(Mt 4.24–5.2; Mk 3.7–13a ).

18 :

Unclean spirits designates “spirits” that are contrary to God. “Clean” and “unclean” were religious terms, not strictly descriptions of sanitary conditions, and can be understood as categories of “holiness” or “sanctity.”

6.20–23 : The beatitudes

(Mt 5.3–12 ). The focus is on economic and social conditions, not spiritual states.

6.24–26 : The woes.

These verses provide a point‐by‐point antithesis to the previous statements of blessing in vv. 20–23 . Again, actual circumstances are the point of Jesus' statements. In Jesus' declarations of blessings and woes, the earthly status of those addressed will be reversed in the divinely determined future.

6.27–36 : The love of enemies

(Mt 5.38–48; 7.12 ). Jesus demands love and forbids spite or retaliation.

28 :

In Luke, Jesus gives an example of this on the cross in 23.34 , if that verse is authentic.

34–35:

For Israelite laws concerning loans, see Ex 22.25; Lev 25.36–37; Deut 23.19–20 .

36 :

Cf. Mt 5.48 ; God's own actions and character provide the standard.

6.37–42 : On judging others

(Mt 7.1–5; 12.36–37; 15.14; Mk 4.24–25 ).

41–42 :

The form of this teaching is hyperbole.

6.43–45 : The sources of good and evil

(Mt 7.15–20; 12.33–35 ). Cf. Jas 3.11–12 .

6.46–49 : The wise and the foolish builders

(Mt 7.21–27 ). Cf. Jas 1.22–25 .

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