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Title: The Unity of Luke 17,1-10
Author(s): KILGALLEN, J.J.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 79 Issue: 1 Date: April 2003
The ultimate aim of this essay is to suggest how Luke 17,1-10 can be considered to be a unit, contrary to the present-day and usual assumption that all we have here are four sayings of Jesus (vv. 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-10) which are unrelated among themselves. To achieve this aim, I begin with a discussion of vv. 7-10 and work backwards to show how one group of verses flows from what precedes it. Because the sense of vv. 7-10 is somewhat disputed, I offer first an interpretation of them; this interpretation becomes a secondary purpose of this essay, i.e., a means to achieve the ultimate aim of this essay. With these verses explained, I proceed to the explain the unity among the verses 1-10 of Luke 173.