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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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Meaning of “at the feet of [rabbi]” in Luke 10 and Acts 22?

In Luke 10:39, Mary "sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching". A common reading seems to be that Mary was physically sitting at Jesus' feet listening to Jesus. See Was it unusual ...
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Interpretation of Greek in Luke 24:46

The King James Version translation of Luke 24:46 is similar to the 1899 Douay-Rheims translation. (King James Version) And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, ...
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Who are the people in the “country lanes and behind the hedges” symbolize in the parable of the great feast?

Luke 14:16-24 16 Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. 17 When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet ...
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Link(s) between Jesus' Prodigal Son parable and Esau & Jacob's reunion story?

In Genesis 33:4 (NKJV): "But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept." In Luke 15:20 (NKJV): "But when he was still a great way off, ...
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Did Satan show Jesus a flat earth?

Luke 4:5 Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6“I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For ...
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Who is my neighbor?

Through the parable of the good Samaritan, Jesus teaches about charity. As Jesus often does, he turns the question of “who is my neighbor?” on its head and instead answers “who might be a neighbor to ...
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What is the “fire” in Luke 12:49?

Luke 12:49 - I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! What is the “fire” that Jesus refers to in Luke 12:49, and why does He wish it were already kindled? ...
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Which of these four versions most accurately translates (μενοῦν/μενοῦνγε) in Luke 11:28?

NIV Luke 11:27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” 28He replied, “Blessed rather (μενοῦν/μενοῦνγε) are those ...
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Wars of the Jews Book 5 1:5-6 and Luke 14:25-33- are the parallels significant

I posted this question before, but as I noticed, the question looked very vague, so I will try to explain it better now. The question is about the parallels between the texts mentioned in the title. ...
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What is the explanation of the phrase “as was supposed” in Luke 3:23 and how it appears in original text?

Luke 3:23: “Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) ...” (NKJV)
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Why was Jesus insistent that a new follower not say goodbye to his family in Luke 9:62?

Luke 9:61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” 62Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service ...
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Did Zechariah and his wife pray for an offspring at their old age?

Luke 1:11 Just then an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and gripped with fear. 13But the angel ...
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What is that which is “within” in Luke 11:41?

Luke 11:41: But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you. (NASB) What does the word "within" (ἐνόντα) mean in conjunction with "charity" (...
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Is the resurrected body of Jesus fleshly?

“Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬ Not addressing whether this is translated correctly in the ...
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Did the shepherds leave their flocks?

In Luke 2:15-16 15 When the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem, then, and see this thing that has happened, which ...
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Can spirits touch or be touched in light of Luke 24:39

Jesus makes a remark to Thomas to show Thomas that it is truly Him “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have....
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Is Herod in Luke 3:19 the same as Herod in Matthew 2:1? [duplicate]

In Luke 3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done And in Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem ...
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Why does Jesus command his disciples not to move from house to house?

Luke 10:7 Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house. NASB Why does Jesus command them not to move ...
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What is the “kingdom of God? ”

In Luke 17:20-21 Jesus says the kingdom can't be observed but it's within you. And in Luke 9:27 He says some standing here shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God. What does Luke mean ...
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Did James and John have the power to command fire from heaven?

Luke 9:54 When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” (NASB) Did James and John have the power to command ...
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What did Peter not realize in Luke 9:33?

In Luke 9:33, when Peter suggests setting up tabernacles for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah, the author of Luke says he “didn’t realize what he was saying.” What did Peter not realize? What was wrong about ...
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Did the angel announce “peace on earth” to the shepherds when Jesus was born?

Luke 2:14 Young's Literal Translation 'Glory in the highest to God, and upon earth peace, among men -- good will.' Young's Literal Translation indicates unqualified peace of earth. New International ...
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How was Lord most likely understood and how should it be understood today in Luke 1:76

“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord κυριου to prepare his ways,” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:76‬ What did those listening to Zachariah’s prophetic utterance ...
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What is the “abyss” in Luke 8:31?

What is the “abyss” that Legion was imploring Jesus not to command them to go away into in Luke 8:31?
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When does the devil take the word away from people’s hearts?

In Luke 8:12, Jesus describes the first scenario in his parable of the sower: Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so they ...
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Luke 3:9- can μὴ in “not bearing good fruit” have an exegetical clue if the tree was bad by nature and kind, or from its laxity?

Is Matt. 7:19 -"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire"- a parallel verse? John, the Baptist was addressing to the "children of Abraham" (v.7)...
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What did christon (Χριστὸν) mean to the disciples in Luke 9?

The relevant passage: 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” The interlinear: ειπεν (5627) δε αυτοις υμεις δε τινα με λεγετε (5719) ειναι (...
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In the parable of talents, does Jesus speak on the “money -talent” or natural aptitude(s)? What is the return(s) Jesus expected?

The Words used in the parable - "entrusted them his property" (Mt. 25:14); "talents" the monetary unit with specified quantity; "traded" and "made" - all ...
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Lk. 16: 8 - Was the steward commended for the act of wise provident care of his future or the change of heart from “wasting” to the benevolent acts?

The parable has two sections - Verse 1-9, the wasteful steward & Verse 10 -15, the lovers of money, and could it be that Jesus, by commending the shrewd steward of his wise and appropriate ...
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Why did Pilate punish Jesus in Luke 23:16?

Luke 23:13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, 14and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in ...
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When Jesus says the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to children does he mean that babies go to heaven when they die?

In reference to following passages Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Leave the children alone, and do not forbid them to come to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 ...
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Is Holy Spirit the Spirit of the Father according to Luke and Matthew?

for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." Luke 12:12 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:20. ...
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Is the 3rd heaven the same as the paradise?

Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." 2 Corinthians 12:1 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to ...
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Is Luke 11:5-13 talking about being filled with / baptized in the Holy Spirit and that believers should seek it with perseverance?

Luke 11:5-13 (NIV): 5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to ...
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What sort of hunger is Jesus referring to in Luke 6:21?

Luke 6:21: Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. (NASB) What is the meaning of “hunger” (peinaó in Greek) here? Is Jesus ...
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Luke 23:43 — Should the word “today” be interpreted literally in that 24-hour days continue after death? [duplicate]

43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43 Both Jesus and the criminal died on the same day. Because they were reunited in paradise after death, ...
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Luke 4:18, Did Jesus utter the Tetragrammaton?

Luke 4:17-18 He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed ...
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A sinner or the sinner in Luke 18:13?

Luke 18:13 New International Version "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' a τῷ (tō) ...
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What was John doing in the wilderness before his ministry?

Luke 3 opens with the period in history (15th year of Tiberius Caesar) in which “the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.” (NASB) At this point, John had lived in the ...
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Was it Faith or Fabric that healed the sick woman in Luke 8:44-46?

In Luke 8:44-46 [NIV], we read about a Sick Woman who touches the cloak of Jesus & miraculously becomes healed : [44] She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her ...
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Why did the disciples have so much trouble recognizing Jesus after his resurrection?

John 20 11Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at ...
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What is the pure speech in Zephaniah 3:9?

Zephaniah 3 English Standard Version 9 “For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord. ...
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Did Jesus first appear to the 11 disciples in Jerusalem or Galilee?

There seems to be a disagreement between the gospels of Luke and Matthew regarding the location of the first appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the eleven disciples. The author of Luke states, ...
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Where was Jesus after he stopped breathing on the Cross until he came out of the tomb?

NIV Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." NIV Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8This is ...
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What is so special about “ego eimi”?

John 10:9 New International Version I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. I ἐγώ (egō) Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st ...
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Why no greeting on the way? Luke 10:4

Luke 10:4 (NASB) Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.
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(Matthew 5:38-42) “slaps you on your **right cheek**, turn the other to him also” means enemy will have to right-hand punch victim as an equal

A Roman Catholic priest explained during a service that Matthew 5:38-42 gives the victim a chance to show the opponent/adversary/enemy that said victim is an equal. To elaborate, the aforementioned ...
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What's the significance of “cool my tongue” in the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus?

Luke 16:24 So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' His whole body is in ...
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What is the meaning behind Simeon’s words in Luke 2:29-32; 34-35?

I recently came across a Wikipedia article about the ‘Nunc Dimittis’, the Song or Canticle of Simeon. It is based on Luke 2:29-32. Here is a brief extract from the article: According to the ...
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Explain why it is believed that Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles?

What proofs are there to support “evidence that Luke is the writer of the Book of Acts?”

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