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The first half of Luke's history of the church which, along with Acts, was addressed to a certain "Theophilus". The gospel of Luke covers the life of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection.

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Luke 1: 28 favored vs highly favored

New International Version Luke 1:28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” New American Standard Bible And coming in, he said to her, “...
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Did Jesus practice eisegesis in Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4

It has been suggested here that these verses prove that Jesus practiced eisegesis simply because his OT source is not familiar. Is there a plausible source for his teaching which does not require ...
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Luke 23:11 - What did Herod communicate when he sent Jesus back to Pilot in “splendid clothing?”

11 And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other ...
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Could Satan be speaking through Job's wife (Job 2:9)?

In the Book of Job, we initially read of Satan telling God: Job 1:11: "But put forth Your hand now and touch all that [Job] has; he will surely curse You to Your face" (emphasis added). ...
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David was 30 years old when he became king. Jesus was 30 when he started public ministry. Coincidence?

2 Samuel 5:4 New International Version David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. Luke 3:23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. ...
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How do we reconcile John 5:28-29 (“all who are in the tombs”) with Luke 20:38 (“God of the living”)?

Christ states the following, recorded in John's Gospel: John 5:28-29: “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29and will come forth; ...
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Matthew 1:16 Father or Husband of Mary?

I found in Matthew 1 of the Peshitta, Joseph as a father to Mary and not husband! And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Matt 1:16 - KJV) ιακωβ δε ...
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How is Daniel 4:17 to be reconciled with Luke 4:5-6?

In the Book of Daniel the text states that God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses: Daniel 4:17: "This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a ...
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Why does 12-yr-old Jesus [Luke 2:48-49] contradict 30-yr-old Jesus [Mark 7:11-13] about Korban & honoring your mother? [closed]

In [Luke 2:48-49], we notice Jesus as a child not properly fulfilling the mitsvah of [Exodus 20:12] since his mother Mary verbalized her frustration & anxiety about Jesus’ secret return to the ...
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How did Satan ask to sift Peter?

In the last supper, Jesus said in Luke 22:31 (NIV): “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have ...
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Why is there a separation between Luke and Acts?

Even though there are still some discussions on that, Luke is widely recognized as the author of the book of Acts. Wikenhauser-Schmid (Einleitung, 376) list the following modern interpreters who ...
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Did Jesus imply that demons are fallen spirits sided with Satan in Luke 10:17-20?

Luke 10: 17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19I have given you authority to ...
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How are we to reconcile Christ's words in Matt./Mk. with Lk./1 Cor. 11 on Communion?

There seems to be a distinction between what Christ tells the 12 disciples (26:20) in Matthew and Mark in contrast to Luke: Matthew 26:26-28: "While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and ...
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Verbs in Lord’s Prayer

“Thy Kingdom come” in Lord’s Prayer: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10 KJV) Q1. Does this mean: A1. We hope and pray that your kingdom will come. Or A2. ...
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Does it matter being the least in the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt. 11:11)? Should believers be concerned? [duplicate]

What wrong (s) John the Baptist did for the relegation? Will John be least for eternity? His martyrdom might have changed it? How Jesus' warnings including Mt. 5:19 applicable to all bible students? ...
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Do angels observe our church meetings according to 1 Corinthians 11:10?

NIV 1 Corinthians 11: 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4Every man who prays or prophesies with his ...
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What is the significance of the numbers repeated in reverse in Luke 12:52?

Luke 12:52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. What is the significance of the numbers repeated in reverse?
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Are Luke 7:1-10 and John 4:46-54 describing the same historic event?

Both events relative to Capernaum while Jesus was travelling. In both cases it was remote healing. Both involve officials. However, there were many differences.
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How did Jesus “hide himself” or “pass through the midst” of mobs intent on killing him?

Early in the Gospel of Luke we read: Luke 4:28-30: "[The] people in the synagogue were filled with rage... and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on ...
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In Luke, Jesus speaks about the righteous not needing a physician. Just who were the righteous? (Luke 5:31)

It strains credulity that Christ considered anyone righteous before Him, and yet: Luke 5:31-32: "[Jesus] answered [the Pharisees and their scribes] and said to them, 'It is not those who are ...
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Is there anything we can infer about Joseph's age from the use of 'man' to describe him in Luke?

Luke 1:27 says "to a virgin pledged in marriage to a man named Joseph" The term used to describe Joseph is ἀνδρὶ (andri). Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; ...
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Is the dialogue with the scribe in Mark 12:28-34 an example of Jesus' sense of humor?

We see in Mark 12:28-34, the discussion between Jesus and the scribe, on the greatest commandment: One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered ...
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What kind of irony is in Matthew 27:17?

Matthew 27:17 New International Version So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?" ...
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Why did the angel instruct Zacharias to name his son John?

Beginning in Luke 1, we read about Zacharias, father of John the Baptist (I'm using quite a few surrounding verses for context): Luke 1:12-15: "Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and ...
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What was the original word that Jesus used while commending himself to the Father at the Cross?

Luke 23:46 is expressed in different versions of the NT with different phraseology, For instance .... KJV :And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my ...
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How is it possible for Jesus to be quoted in the NT during moments of solitude (Gethsemane) or away from the disciples (Nicodemus, Pilate etc.)?

John 3 - Jesus teaches Nicodemus John 4 - Woman @ the Well John 17 - Jesus prays for his disciples + Believers John 18 - Jesus and Pilate Jesus' temptation(s) in the wilderness by Satan (in Matt. 4 &...
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Were Jesus and Zacchaeus previously acquainted?

In the historical account of Zacchaeus it is interesting to note the details surrounding the interactions between Zacchaeus and Jesus. The location was in Jericho on the way to Jerusalem: “He entered ...
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Why did “Abraham” call the rich man “child” in Luke 16:25?

Luke 16:25: "But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.'&...
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Did Jesus’ family move up the economic social ladder?

Under the old covenant a woman who had given birth was required to offer a sacrifice. This sacrifice could also determine how well to do or not so well to do she was “and he shall offer it before the ...
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Did Jesus pay to reserve the upper room?

“and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished ...
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As Mary was too poor to offer a lamb after giving birth to Jesus, offering birds instead, does this prove the Magi had not yet pitched up with gold?

As Mary was too poor to offer a lamb after giving birth to Jesus, offering birds instead, does this prove the Magi had not yet pitched up with gold? Otherwise, she could have afforded to buy a huge ...
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Was Jesus disappointed with his disciples in Luke 9:41?

Luke 9:41 "You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here." Was Jesus disappointed with his ...
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Who is “he” in Luke 20:37

Luke 20:37 NIV 37 But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’[b] 38 He is not ...
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What/who is being referenced with Jesus' use of 'episkope/s' in Luke 19:44, translated from Greek as 'visitation' in the NASB and most other bibles?

Luke 19:44 (NASB) "...and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your ...
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How should we understand the word usually translated as 'authority' at Luke 5:24 - is it given or not?

Luke 5:24 is "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins...” He said to the paralytic, “I tell you, get up, pick up your mat, and go home.”" ...
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In Acts 25:13 Luke says that King Agrippa and Bernice came to pay respects to Festus. Was he referring to Herod Agrippa II

I am just curious about this verse... If he was referring to Herod Agrippa II what does he mean by "pay respects" to Festus who was a procurator? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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John 19:5 Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man?

John 19:5 English Standard Version So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man? Luke ...
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did Jesus come to bring peace?

Did Jesus really come to bring peace or is there a contradiction? We have; Matthew 5:38–39 “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a ...
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How was Christ “strengthened” by the angel in Gethsemane (Lk. 22:43)?

Luke 22:40: "When [Christ] arrived at the [Mount of Olives], He said to [his disciples], 'Pray that you may not enter into temptation.' And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He ...
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Were the last 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark in fact taken from Luke?

Were the last 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark in fact taken from Luke? Here it states that in the Gospel of Mark there is an added portion (Mark 16:9-20) In this reference I didn't find the following ...
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Parable of the unjust steward - is Jesus teaching people to follow this example or to NOT be like this? What is meant by His comments on wisdom?

The parable of the unjust steward records that a steward/manager was to be fired. He proceeded to reduce the debts owed by debtors to his master, and he was commended for this. This has long been a ...
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What is meant by “You being evil” in Luke 11:13?

We are warned by God about evil throughout Scripture. In this instance, it seems to apply to Christ's audience directly. How are we to understand this ungodly menace as stated in Luke 11:13?: Luke 11:...
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What's wrong with being wise and learned that warrants being denied by God the secrets of His kingdom? Luke 10:21

Luke 10:17-24 (ESV): 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 ...
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Can a Christian be possessed by a demon? [closed]

Luke 8:2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are ...
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Is the thief on the cross the first person saved under the new covenant?

Luke 23: 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you ...
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What is meant by damnation? Are there different types of damnation? When does this happen?

What is meant by "damnation?" 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, ...
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Did Satan want Jesus crucified or not? Matthew 16:21-23 vs Luke 22:3-6

Many interpret Jesus' words in Matthew 16:23 as evidence that Satan manipulated Peter into attempting to dissuade Jesus from going to the cross (see the top answers to this related question for ...
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Blessed are the poor or poor in spirit?

Luke 6:20b Jesus said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the ...
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Jesus became a life-giving / quickening spirit (1 Cor 15:45), yet he denied being a spirit (Luke 24:39). How to reconcile the apparent contradiction?

1 Corinthians 15 touches on the nature of resurrected bodies, making a contrast between earthly bodies and heavenly bodies: 40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the ...
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What does Jesus mean by this in Luke 4:18?

He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind Context 👇 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the ...

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