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Explore the rich narrative of Luke’s gospel with leading New Testament scholar John Nolland. Examining the historical context, literary structure, and relationship to other gospels, Nolland provides a detailed reading of Luke that emphasizes the historicity of the book and its theological meaning.

again in 18:9. In light of the Lukan sectioning and the Lukan hand in 17:22, as well as vv 7–8a to come, we should think here not of prayer in general but of prayer in connection with the longing of 17:22, focused on prayer for vindication. πρός τό introduces the subject matter of the parable (an accusative of reference or respect). πάντοτε προσεύχεσθαι and μὴ ἐγκακεῖν mutually qualify one another’s meaning. So the former takes the sense “always to keep on praying” (not “pray without ceasing”
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