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This clearly-organized, contemporary analysis gives scholars, ministers, and teachers valuable perspective on Luke—from Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem, through the Last Supper, to the resurrection.

refers to “going at once.”20 The son will act quickly and humbly. He knows he has forfeited all rights to sonship and inheritance, but it is better to cast himself on his father’s mercy than remain in a distant land, living a life lower than the unclean beasts and suffering hunger. The confession pictures his repentance, coming to the father bearing nothing but his need. He plans to turn and come home, openly confessing his failure. His attempt to live carelessly and independent of any constraints
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