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The Jerusalem Temple in Luke-Acts

N.H. Taylor
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 60, No 1/2 | a505 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v60i1/2.505 | © 2004 N.H. Taylor | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 October 2004 | Published: 20 October 2004

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N.H. Taylor, The University of Zululand, South Africa

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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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