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Title: Cléophas et Lydie
Subtitle: Un 'couple' lucanien hautement théologique
Author(s): RASTOIN, Marc
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 95    Issue: 3   Date: 2014   
Pages: 371-387
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.95.3.3186119

Abstract :
The literary device of the synkrisis, the methodological comparison between two persons or situations, is regularly used in Luke's work, in particular to create links between the Gospel and Acts. A particular synkrisis unites the Emmaus episode (Lk 21,13-33) and the meeting between Paul and Lydia (Acts 16,5-11). In both narratives, the rare verb παραβιάζομαι is employed and, while this has been pointed out by commentators, the theological value of this synkrisis has nevertheless been underestimated. Luke had a deeply theologically inclusive agenda, and the parallels between Cleophas, the Jewish man who meets the Risen One, and Lydia, the pagan woman who meets Paul the Apostle, illustrate this.

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