Luke’s Gospel and the Temple

I have never realized before today that Luke’s Gospel both begins and ends inside the Temple! The Drama of the whole Gospel story carefully is set to begin in the Temple, in Luke 1:9 with Zechari’ah with an angel appearing before him, and it ends with Jesus’ ascension into heaven and the disciples returning to Jerusalem, being “continually in the temple blessing God” (Luke 24:52). This of itself might be a particularly good argument to say that Luke was written before 70 AD (when the Temple was destroyed).

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About tylerjourneaux

I am an aspiring Catholic theologian and philosopher, and I have a keen interest in apologetics. I am creating this blog both in order to practice and improve my writing and memory retention as I publish my thoughts, and in order to give evidence of my ability to understand and communicate thoughts on topics pertinent to Theology, Philosophy, philosophical theology, Catholic (Christian) Apologetics, philosophy of religion and textual criticism.
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