Monday, July 09, 2012

BAM!

I had a very productive night on the thesis. I have just one last passage for the rhetorical analysis, which is really (from my perspective), the most time-intensive part of the exegesis. Today I have been dealing with a section that apparently has caused many scholars to throw up their hands in frustration (Luke 6:43–45). Does it go with the commandment against judging (common position), does it stand alone (less common position), or does it go with the final passage on  hearing Jesus' words and doing them (minority position)? I think I have a new option to propose based on something later in Luke's gospel.

Anyway, it was a good night and an exciting insight that I just have to formulate a bit better. I was hoping to have the rhetorical analysis done before the weekend's celebration (my parents' 50th anniversary, for which Gina and I are in part responsible). It looks like that may just happen, God willing!