The most recent comprehensive assessment of the hymns in Luke is by S. Farris, The Hymns of Luke’s Infancy Narratives: Their Origin, Meaning and Significance, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Supplement 9 (Sheffield, UK: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Press, 1985). Paul Winter has suggested that both the Magnificat and the Benedictus (Luke 1:68–79) were Maccabean Psalms (Winter, “Magnificat and Benedictus—Maccabean Psalms,” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 37 [1954], pp. 328–343).