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“He came to a village…” (Lk. 10: 38)
“He came to a village…” (Lk. 10: 38)

Author(s): Ilie Melniciuc-Puică
Subject(s): Biblical studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: ”Luke Gospel”; ”village”; ”hospitality”; ”Martha and Mary”; ”Emmaus”

Summary/Abstract: St. Luke's Evangelist records several contexts in which we can identify hospitality, as a bridge between people of similar or different social categories.Developing the hospitality from the two sisters 'house (Lk. 10, 38-40), in antinomy with Emmaus' dinner (Lk. 24: 13-36), in this study the role of the host receiving the guest as well as that of the guest who becomes the host is appreciated. Both events are placed by St. Luke in the countryside, during two trips. The Eucharistic Supper of Emmaus is preceded by the Scripture journey in search of Christ. The Emmaus Host becomes unseen by the eyes of Cleopas and the other disciple, but lights the hearts by understanding Scripture and consuming the bread-Christ.In the Gospel of St. Luke the rejection of Jesus by the village (εἰς κώμην) of the Samaritans, when He was on his way to Jerusalem (Lk. 9: 52) is considered an inhospitality exception. In this context, the Samaritans would have been in the position of hosts.

  • Issue Year: 24/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 47-60
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English