The Jerusalem Temple in Luke-Acts

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Abstract

Luke-Acts was written during the period after the destruction of the second temple, when, for most Jews, hopes for future restoration were conceived largely in terms of rebuilding the temple and city of Jerusalem and resuming the cultic life associated therewith. Against this background Luke poses an alternative vision, in which the divine presence associated previously with the [foreign font omitted] is seen no longer as localised but as dispersed. The Holy Spirit manifested in the life and expansion of the Church transcends and supersedes the notion of sacred space associated with the Zion traditions.

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Taylor, N. H. (2012). The Jerusalem Temple in Luke-Acts. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 60(1/2). https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v60i1/2.505

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