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This Entraoanganz der Liisung Ricoeur is precisely the tension between the narrative world and the experiential world of the hearers that unleashes the metaphorical power of parable. Daube of the last generation. While Josephus does not accept unconditionally the validity of all divination, he nevertheless shares this fun- damental presupposition that through such means God makes his will known.

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But one still has to wonder why he has omitted, besides those already men- tioned, the studies by P. In spite of the attractiveness of this reading, one questions whether the legal framework has been decisively demonstrated.

Squires also makes certain assumptions which are problematic. Squires concludes that this strategy presupposes the Stoic idea that divination is one of the best proofs of the exis- tence of providence. If it were an act of grace, the old order would never be questioned but only stretched to accommodate the blind love of an indulgent parent.

Even so, Pohlmann has already advanced well beyond similar, albeit failed, attempts by J. Here Pohlmann insists that the father's acceptance of the prodigal should not be viewed as an act of grace but a legal reinstatement into the rights of the house. Its real contribution lies in filling out gaps left by his predecessors, in particular a detailed description of the agricultural ethos of a rural household.

For each of the authors surveyed, prophecy demon- strates the reality of divine providence. While this observation may adequately characterize Luke-Acts, the degree to which it accurately describes the role of divination in Greek sources is questionable. Lukasz's thesis is that a correct exege- sis of this text must deal with two complementary aspects of the account. It is the epiphany from God e. Consequently, the persecution of Jesus and his followers is validated by the lives of past prophets p.

The second consists in showing how obstacles to the full integration of pagans were overcome and, of course, to specify and assess these obstacles. Prophecy, an essential element of divinatory proof in Luke-Acts, serves a similar purpose in his Hellenistic sources. Squires believes that previous studies have overemphasized the dichotomy between Jewish and Greek contexts p.

Even so Pohlmann has