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Title: Does Luke also Portray Jesus as the Christ in Luke 4,16-30?
Author(s): O'TOOLE, Robert
Volume: 76 Issue: 4 Date: 1995
This article uses composition criticism and argues from Luke's two volumes themselves that he views Jesus as Christ in Luke 4,18-19(16-30). Naturally, the 'anointing' of Luke 4,18 proves particularly important in this investigation; but the unity of 4,14-44, passages that share the baptismal terminology of 4,18 and the chiastic structure of 4,16-20 also support the above interpretation. The use of χρίω in Acts 4,27, an analysis of Luke 2,25-35; 7,18-23; 9 and of Acts 10,38, together with the vocabulary of Luke 4,18-19, likewise favor this understanding. In fact, when the reader arrives at Luke 4,18, he is already well aware that Jesus is the Christ.