The Kingship of the Twelve Apostles in Luke-Acts

  • David H.¬†Wenkel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 131-140

About this book


In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus promised his disciples kingship and thrones of judgment at the Last Supper. Many commentators have long seen this as a totally futuristic promise that is unrelated to the book of Acts. David H. Wenkel argues that the Twelve inaugurated their co-regency with Christ in the events surrounding Pentecost. This study begins by situating the material of Luke-Acts within the framework of Jewish inaugurated eschatology. It then argues that the kingship promised to the disciples has begun to be fulfilled in the book of Acts. This explains why it was so critically important to replace Judas with Matthias and re-establish the Twelve. It is a step toward re-framing the whole relationship between Luke and Acts within inaugurated eschatology. 


Jesus Last Supper New Testament Gospel eschatology

Authors and affiliations

  • David H.¬†Wenkel
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolDeerfield, ILUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74840-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74841-2
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