The bull of St Luke


The Resurrection of Jesus

Chapter 24: Overview

Read through the chapter beginning with 23,56 which as I suggested at the end of the previous chapter is best read as one sentence with 24,1.
Look for the various episodes in the chapter. What are the markers separating the the episodes? Keep in mind time and place.
Consider the theme present throughout. What phrase occurs in each episode?

What is the place (more or less) and time of this chapter? Compare this with the other Gospels: Mark 16,1-6; Matthew 24 and John 20.

Compare this chapter with the others, taking Mk 16,1-6 as the main example. What can we conclude about Luke's version even in the part of the chapter common to all the Gospels?

There are variations in the manuscripts for this chapter which may be reflected in the translations. Notable would be the ommission of verses 12 and 40 despite strong support. This includes p75 a papyrus which is the oldest text we have of the Gospel, around 200AD. Our reading will include both verses.

Now look at my response.

The Sunday Gospel

The Resurrection Chapter of Luke's Gospel is proclaimed as follows:
24,1-12 Easter Vigil, year C
24,13-35 3rd Sunday of Easter, year A (and as an option on Easter Sunday evening)
24,35-48 3rd Sunday of Easter, year B
24,46-53 Ascension, year C.

What comments could we make about this presentation of the chapter?

Then take another look at my response.

We can now move on to the first scene, the women at the tomb.