The Meaning of Jesus' Death in Luke

Susan R. Garrett

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1992

Issue: Luke-Acts (Vol. 12, No 1, Winter, 1992)

This article argues that Luke employs two models other than that of atonement for interpreting Jesus’ death: a model of Jesus as the “prophet like Moses,” who through death and resurrection led an exodus from bondage to Satan; and one of Christ as the second Adam, whose death and resurrection removed the curse of death put upon the first Adam and his descendants. These alternate models ought not be ranked against that of the atonement for theological worth, but appreciated in their own right.

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