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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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How was Simeon able to have the Holy Spirit upon him prior to Pentecost? Luke 2:25-27

Luke 2:25-35 (ESV): 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And ...
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What makes scholars think there was one or two discrete gospel sources and not many indistinct ones?

My only knowledge of popular solutions to the synoptic problem come from Wikipedia, where they all have non-canonical gospel sources numbering about one or two (or sometimes just zero). Not many ...
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The Messiah would suffer according to Moses?

“Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things ...
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If the gospel is described in Luke 18:31-34, what gospel were the disciples preaching earlier in Luke 9:6?

If there is only one gospel, which gospel was being preached in Luke 9:6 which preceded Luke 18:31-34. Then Jesus took the Twelve aside and said to them, “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and ...
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What does “a day of the son of man” look like according to Luke 17:22

“And He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭ What was Jesus referring to, that the ...
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Luke 21:24 - When did "the times of the Gentiles" start?

Luke 21:24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. When did ...
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If the thief on the cross would join Christ in paradise, would Stephen experience the same in Acts 7:59?

In the Book of Acts, Stephen, the first Christian martyr, speaks directly to Christ in heaven: Acts 7:58-59: "When [the Jewish Council] had driven him out of the city, they began stoning [...
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Give us today our daily bread: aorist imperative vs present imperative

Matthew 6:11 New International Version Give us today our daily bread. Give δὸς (dos) Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged ...
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Luke 24 Why does Jesus open their hearts first before opening their eyes?

Luke 24 28And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 29But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the ...
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Did Pilate know that during the arrest of Jesus, Jesus healed Malchus' ear?

New American Standard Bible John 18: 3 So Judas, having obtained the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Roman ...
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Meaning of כָּמ֑וֹךָ in Hebrew / ὡς in Greek ("love thy neighbor *as* thyself")

What is the correct interpretation of the Hebrew "כָּמ֑וֹךָ" in Leviticus 19:18, or the Greek "ὡς" in Luke 10:27 (which is quoting the Leviticus verse)? I have a theory that "...
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Luke 8:42 "twelve" coincides with Luke 8:43 "twelve"?

Luke 8: 40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to ...
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Why would the resurrected Messiah eat ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43], if YHVH was to restore Vegetarianism [Isaiah 65:25]?

We learn Jesus the Nazarene after being resurrected - eats ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43] : "And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb" (24:...
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In Luke 16:21 why were the dogs mentioned?

who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. (Luke 16:21, ESV) Some see the dogs as further insult to Lazarus. Some see the dogs ...
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If someone slaps you on your right? cheek

Luke 6: 29a If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. Matthew 5: 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the ...
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Was the transfigured face of Jesus 'white effulgent'?

... the appearance of his face became altered, and his garment white -- sparkling. [Young's Literal - Luke 9:29] και εγενετο εν τω προσευχεσθαι αυτον το ειδος του προσωπου αυτου ετερον και ο ...
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Does Luke 1:1-4 prove that stenographers followed Jesus to record His words?

I’ve read a book on these verses (Luke 1:1-4 that suggested the Greek wording in Luke 1:1-4 shows that “speedy writers” followed Jesus as “ministers of the spoken word” also being eyewitnesses of ...
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Has Elizabeth learned of Mary's pregnancy before they meet?

Luke 1 34“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” 35The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one ...
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How might we interpret the "great chasm" from the account of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:26, NASB)?

In the Gospel of Luke, we read of the rich man and Lazarus: Luke 16:25-26, NAS: “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad ...
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Is Luke 13:7-9 an allusion to Isaiah 5:1-7?

Luke 13:7-9 ESV The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Isaiah 5:1-7 ESV The vineyard of the Lord destroyed The above parable and song have similar symbols attached to it 1))Had a vineyard/had a vineyard 2)...
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What does "kata/as" mean in Luke 22:22?

"For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!". Luke 22:22. ESV As. "..the Son of Man goes "since" or "for" it ...
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How did baptism by John help the people and the tax collectors recognize God's justice in Jesus' response to John's doubt about Jesus' identity?

The passage in Luke 7:18-35 is not an easy one to understand because John the Baptist, who was so strong in his convictions that Jesus was the Messiah, seemed to be wavering and sent his disciples to ...
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Has Christ's promise in Luke 17:24 ever been fulfilled? [closed]

In the Gospel of Luke we are explicitly told: Luke 17:22-24: "And He said to the disciples, 'The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see ...
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Luke 5:17 - the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing

In the NASB, Luke 5:17 says "the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing". I would have thought, and still do, that at least after Jesus's encounter with John that the ...
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Is Luke 11:9-13 a promise for believers or unbelievers?

Luke 11:9-13 (ESV): 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, ...
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Is the Jew versus Gentile/Tax Collector theme an interpretive framework for the gospel of Luke?

There seems to be a Jew vs Gentile theme running in the gospel of Luke.Most of the parables seem to pit the faith of Jews vs that of Gentiles/Samaritans/tax collectors Luke 5:27-32 Levi the Tax ...
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Can we interpret darkness falling over all the land as Christ, "the Light of the world" being extinguished during His death (Lk. 23:44-46)?

Late in the Gospel of Luke we read: Luke 23:44-46: "It was now about the sixth hour [noon], and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour [3 pm], 45because the sun was obscured; and ...
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Would the rich man have extended the invitation to the second group if it had not been rejected by the first group in Luke 14:16-24? [closed]

The Parable of the Great Banquet Luke 14:16-24 ESV In the above parable there are two groups mentioned who are invited separately in the parable of the great banquet.The first group rejects the ...
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Could Christ's words "will He find faith on the earth" (Lk. 18:8) parallel Gen. 6:6-8?

In the Gospel of Luke, Christ asks a curious question: Luke 18:8b: "However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" It is as if Christ is predicting that faith in God ...
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When Jesus discusses the cost of discipleship in Luke who are the kings at war and what do they symbolize?

When Jesus discusses the cost of discipleship in Luke, who are the two kings at war and what do they symbolize? Most of us are familiar with John 3:16 and its promise of salvation and eternal life for ...
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Why is the genealogy in Ruth different from Luke?

In Ruth 4:18-22, the genealogy recorded is different from Luke Luke 3:23-38. Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron, 19 Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, 20 ...
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Has the Kingdom of God arrived or not (Luke 11:20, cf. Matt. 3:2)?

Many passages appear to suggest that Christ's Kingdom arrived in the first century. Is this true, or are we to look forward to this kingdom? "Kingdom of Heaven" Matthew 3:2: "Repent, ...
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In Luke 11:42–43 did Jesus have Micah 6:8 in mind?

See the matching with [A], [B], and [C]. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice [A] and the love of God [B]. These you ought to have done, without ...
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Which Hebrew word does Jesus use for "hell"?

Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. When Jesus speaks this to the live audience, which Hebrew word does Jesus use for ...
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What exactly is the good news in Luke 4:43?

Luke 4:42 At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. 43But he said, “I must ...
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How should the singular "mind" in Luke 24:45 be understood?

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 ...
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Symbolism of green wood, and the dry

Luke 23:31:- “For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?” What do the “green wood”, and the “dry” one indicate?
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How to reconcile Luke 9:60 and Exodus 20:12 (honor your father)?

Jesus told a potential disciple in Luke 9: 59 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, ...
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From what "version" of Isaiah 61 was Jesus reading in Luke 4?

In Luke 4:18, 19 (ESV translation), we read that Jesus reads from a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. In this particular translation, Jesus (quoting Isaiah) says that "The Spirit of the Lord is upon ...
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In Luke 8, why didn't Christ instruct the woman to appear before the priest?

After healing a man afflicted with leprosy Christ bids him to appear before the priests and offer sacrifices prescribed by the law Mark 1:40-43 NIV 40 A man with leprosy[h] came to him and begged him ...
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Luke 11:41 What is clean by giving alms?

But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. (Luke 11:41 - KJV) But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you. (...
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Acts 1:18 - Matthew 27:5 - Contradiction on Judas death & who purchased the field (silver coins) [duplicate]

Acts 1:18-19 18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it was known unto all the ...
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Why did Christ seemingly discourage the volunteer in Luke 9:57?

In the following text Christ seemingly discourages the volunteer who wanted to follow him.In the answer that he gives to the volunteer that of having no place to lay his head is somehow discouraging ...
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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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