An Exegetical Study of Luke 22:35-38
Chapter Five. Exegetical Study of Lk 22:35–38
Chapter Five Exegetical Study of Lk 22:35–38
There is no dearth of biblical literature on the Lukan narrative of the Last Supper in Luke. The Lukan narrative of the Last Supper coupled with the final discourse of Jesus is Testamental in its nature. Unlike the other Synoptic writers, the Lukan narrative section is particularly interesting to researchers.
Much of the materials in Lk 22:1–38 have, although not literal, parallels in the other Synoptic writers. But one can vividly see the Lukan impact even in those materials shared by all the Evangelists. There is a relocation of the setting from the Temple where Jesus taught daily (19:45–21:38) to the city places. The intellectual argumentative relation between Jesus and the Jewish leadership shifts in ch. 20 and moves to a secret plot, because of the fear of the crowd, to arrest Jesus (22:1–6). A new character, Satan, is added to the fray (22:3). The Passover meal of liberation (22:1) gives way to the power darkness (22:53).
The Passover meal scene (Lk 22:7–38) has two parts: the preparation for the Passover (vv. 7–13) and the Supper itself (vv. 14–38). However, the Lukan Jesus uses this Passover meal also as an occasion for His farewell speech. Through a prophecy, Jesus instructs the disciples to find the place (vs. 10–12). Jesus proves Himself as the true prophet (cf. Deut 18:22). It...
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