Date: Mon Oct 09 1995 - 22:59:46 EDT
Jeremias works from a Palestian conception of hospitality in which the
householder would have been eager to meet his guest's needs. In fact, the
whole community would have joined in if necessary. The "shamelessness" of
the householder would add to the humor and irony of the situation Jesus
describes--it would not have happened in the ANE, so Jeremias.
That <<Luke>> has place this story in a different context is probable; but
how do you demonstrate that and if it is, then what? Anyway, the "catch" is
v. 13, for <<luke>> anyway.
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