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The point of this story is the contrast between the joyless elder son and the joyful father. It was spoken in response to the way the Pharisees and scribes begrudged the welcome that Jesus gave to sinners who out of destitution resorted to Jesus: Luk 15:1 And all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming near to him to hear him; Luk 15:2 and the ...


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Barnes' Notes on the New Testament concurs with Dennis Johnson's assertion of Psalms being synonymous with a third section, but also adds a contextual reason for possibly emphasizing Psalms in that section of Luke 24. The Psalms. The word here used probably means what were comprehended under the name of Hagiographa, or holy writings. This consisted of ...


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Then he [John] said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? -Luke 3:7 (NKJV) Luke 3:7 says the multitude came out to be baptized by John. Luke then proceeds with John rebuking pretty much everyone, with Luke specifying exactly how much John rebuked people, even up to the ...


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"πνεύματος ἁγίου" is better stated as "Πνεύματος Ἁγίου", meaning "(the) Holy Spirit" vs any "holy spirit". This distinction is of immense importance; when Jesus says in Acts 1:8," ἀλλὰ λήμψεσθε δύναμιν ἐπελθόντος τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος ἐφ’ ὑμᾶς, καὶ ἔσεσθέ μου μάρτυρες ἔν τε Ἱερουσαλὴμ καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ καὶ Σαμαρίᾳ καὶ ἕως ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς.(Nestle ...


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That's a very good question, and one that I wondered about for a long time. To understand why John asked such a question, you have to understand that he was in prison and had only stories about the man he sent his disciples to go and see. He had no way of knowing if it was the same man that he had baptized. And since there were a few impostors at that time ...



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