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12. He further suggests that Mt. 15-16 where there is a quotation from Isa. 1: for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned. This verse also lies behind Lk. 79 and, what is particularly noteworthy for the present discussion, Matthew changes A,d|u\|/ei in Isa. 1 to dvexeiJlev. 69, 71) is 'for us' and 'from our enemies', which in this context can only mean salvation for Israel. A comparison of Lk. 71 and 74 with Ps. 18 suggests that this verse may have been in Luke's mind, in spite of acoxr|p{a not occurring in the psalm.

187, describes the problem as insoluble. Fitzmyer, Luke, p. 388. Creed, St Luke, p. 27. 1. Israel in the Infancy Narratives 39 prefer the future tense because there is a shift to an eschatological emphasis at the conclusion of the hymn. The future reading is also preferred by N-A 26 and the UBS text. However, part of the evidence for assessing the tense depends upon the solution to the second problem, the meaning of 6cvaToA,f|. There are two main possibilities for the meaning: the first is 'rising star' or 'dawn' and the second is 'shoot' or 'branch'.

4-10,26-40; cf. 8). 15 Who were the Hebrews and Hellenists and, more importantly, did Stephen belong to either group? The NT provides 13. g. Maddox, Purpose, pp. 52-54. 14. Esler, Community and Gospel, p. 136. 15. Mann, 'Hellenists and Hebrews in Acts VI', pp. 301-304; Wilson, Gentile Mission, pp. 138-42. 54 Luke and the Restoration of Israel us with little help in our attempt to answer these questions. 14). Elsewhere in the NT 'Eppaiog is used by Paul to describe his own ethnic and religious background (2 Cor.

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