St. Luke; The Man and His Work

St. Luke; The Man and His Work

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...col. 1099. 'Isaiah xliv. 17. "In the scene at Ephesus," says Ramsay,2 " we cannot mistake the tone of sarcasm and contempt, as Luke tells of this howling mob; they themselves thought they were performing their devotions, as they repeated the sacred name; but to Luke they were merely howling, not praying." The situation may be termed equivocal--' one which permits of two different meanings at the same time," and consists "in the collision or coincidence of two judgements that contradict each other." 8 The tumult is depicted in Luke's merriest manner.4 "Some therefore cried one thing, and some another; for the assembly was in confusion; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together." The mingling of many cries from men who knew not what was the matter appealed to the humour of the evangelist. The sarcasm, as Ramsay urges, is plainly perceptible. But present also, though quite subordinate, is the element of sympathetic pity. However he despised pagan practices, Luke was a Gentile with a genuine love of the Greek 1 Psalm cxv. 5-8. 1 Ramsay, St. Paul, p. 279. Bergson, Laughter (Eng. Tr.), p. 97. 4 Acts xix. 32. people, and did not look upon this superstitious crowd without a sigh. V. Account Of Paul's Stay At Athens The same attitude is displayed in Luke's narrative of Paul's stay at Athens.1 A slight variation in the text of Codex Bezae from that of the earliest MSS. has rightly won the approval of Ramsay.2 "The explanatory clause in verse 18 is wanting in the Bezan Text and an old Latin version and is foreign to Luke's fashion of leaving the reader to form his own ideas with regard to the scene. It is apparently a gloss suggested by verse 32, which found its way into the text of almost...
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