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Title: Annunciations to Mary in Luke 1-2
Author(s): FENÍK, Juraj , LAPKO, Róbert
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 96    Issue: 4   Date: 2015   
Pages: 498-524
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.96.4.3183435

Abstract :
In addition to the scene conventionally known as 'the Annunciation' (Luke 1,26-38), three other texts in the infancy narrative qualify to be classed as such. This article proposes an understanding of 2,8-20; 2,22-35; 2,41-52 as annunciation pericopes by highlighting the fact that other characters, namely, the shepherds, Simeon, and Jesus function as messengers communicating to Mary further information about her son. It identifies the messenger, the act of speaking, the message, and the reference to Jesus' mother in each of the four scenes. Luke's infancy narrative, so the argument runs, contains four annunciation scenes in which a progressive revelation about Jesus addressed to his mother takes place.

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