The paper analyses Giambrone’s argument paying close attention to his use of Second Temple literatureand his exegesis of some of the Lukan parables. Several deficiencies will be observed with attendant implications for the assumed cogency of Anderson’s proposals and the parallel work of Eubank.
It is the contention of this paper that apostolic ministry and proclamation of the word of God are not coterminous, and the narrative creates space in which others can participate in the advancement of the gospel.
The paper argues that the parable of the Good Samaritan can be read as a parable of pragmatic wisdom rather than one that primarily encourages virtue.
The paper looks at different rhetorical strategies and asks what do they demonstrate about the first-century AD Lukan community and the late antique community of Thaedelphia in Egypt?