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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 to reconcile the power to forgive sins John 20:23, with ostensibly alternative paths to forgiveness?

With respect to seeking forgiveness, the penalty for sin and being saved by Grace; how is the teaching of the Lord's prayer and the lessons of faithful prayer to Our Father reconciled with the Christ'...
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Does the Greek text allow the Pope to change the Lord’s prayer from “and lead us not into temptation” to “and do not let us fall into temptation?

This is Matthew 6:13 / Luke 11:4, the Lord’s prayer. I’m not sure exactly when the Pope came out with this but understand it might have been early June 2019. This previous related question -"Do ...
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Does Jesus make an allusion to Exodus 4:10 in Luke 6:46?

Jesus used the phrase "Lord Lord" 5 times. Two are used in parables and two, which deal with final judgment at the close of the Sermon on the Mount and this use in Luke: “Why do you call me ‘Lord, ...
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Did Samaritan return before going to the Jewish priests?

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers 11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,[f] who stood at a distance 13 and ...
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In Luke 18:36-37, why does the blind man say “Son of David” instead of “Jesus of Nazareth”?

In Luke 18:36-37 [NASB]: Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have ...
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In Luke 2:21-24 what is the prophetic significance of Mary buying her firstborn son back from the LORD?

[Luk 2:21-24 NASB] (21) And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. (22) And when the days ...
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Is Luke 21:24 an allusion to Daniel 7:25?

Both passages speak of the "trampling" of Jerusalem and both by gentiles and both for a specified, limited time period referred to as "times": [Luk 21:24 NIV] (24) They will fall by the sword and ...
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What is the accurate translation of Luke 14:15: “eat bread” or “be a guest”?

My question concerns the translation of Luke 14:15 in the King James Version (KJV) and the Bible in Basic English (BBE). King James Version: 15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard ...
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Why did Angel Gabriel greet Mary saying “the Lord is with you” in Luke1:28?

The angel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” (Luke1:28) How can the angel said "the Lord is with you" when the Holy Spirit had not yet ...
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In luke 17:30-31: was Luke referring to the coming of Christ or destruction of Jerusalem?

Luke 17:30-31 NIV 30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, ...
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Was Christ saying a servant should not be thanked in Luke 17:9?

Luke 17:7-9 NASB 7 “Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come immediately and [g]sit down to eat’? 8 But will he not say to ...
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In Luke 13:28 does Jesus mean Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are prophets?

As Jesus is traveling through towns and villages on His way to Jerusalem, someone asks Him about the number of those who will be saved: And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be ...
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Peter's second comment to the maiden's interrogation in Mark

In Mark 14:68 Peter denies knowing Jesus but he also says he does not understand what she meant. But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went ...
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Why did Jesus instruct his disciples to dust their own feet against unwelcoming towns?

At Luke 10:10-11 (NRSVCE) we see one of the instructions that Jesus gives to his disciples while sending them out to preach the Gospel : But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, ...
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Why did Jesus say that Jairus’s daughter wasn’t dead?

Luke 8: 41Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. ...
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What did Evangelist Luke mean by 'many' in his introductory statement?

We see the introductory paragraph of the Gospel according to Luke, as follows: Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, Luke 1 ...
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Do Jesus' words in Luke 10:22 support Marcion's theology

Marcion says that Moses and The Jewish writings should not be relied upon and does not give a clear view of God The Father whom Jesus Christ revealed to the world. Christ says, that no one knew Him ...
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Is Luke 12:35-40 a parallel of Matthew 25:1-13?

Luke 12:35-40 NASB 35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they ...
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Why is the indefinite aorist tense used in Luke 22:15 'With desire I have desired / 'Ἐπιθυμίᾳ ἐπεθύμησα?

Why is the indefinite aorist tense used in Luke 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer... I am most interested in the hebraism used here ...
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Is Luke 21:28 alluding to Job 10:14-17?

[Luk 21:28 ESV] (28) Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." [Job 10:14-17 ESV] (14) If I sin, you watch me and do ...
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Is Luke 19:44 an allusion to Psalm 137:9?

[Luke 19:44 NLT] (44) They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not accept your opportunity for salvation." ...
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In Luke 21:22 when did Jesus say the days of vengeance would occur?

Jesus described his mission in terms taken directly from Isaiah: [Luk 4:19 NKJV] (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." mGNT Luke 4:19 κηρύξαι ἐνιαυτὸν κυρίου δεκτόν [...
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What might be the symbolic significance of the “fig tree” in John 1:48-50?

John spills a bit of ink describing a seemingly pointless detail about a Jew climbing up a fig tree and Philip calling him from below his fig tree: [Jhn 1:48-50 KJV] (48) Nathanael saith unto him, ...
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What offense was Jesus referring to in Luke 7:23? “And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me."

John's disciples had just come to see Jesus and asked him if He was the Messiah. “Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind ...
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Is Luke 18:18 alluding to Exodus 2:2?

[Luke 18:18-20 NLT] (18) Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question: "Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?" (19) "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "Only God is ...
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In Luke 12:8-9 what do “confesses me before men” and “deny” mean?

[Luke 12:8 YLT] 'And I say to you, Every one -- whoever may confess with me before men, the Son of Man also shall confess with him before the messengers of God, 12:8 λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν πᾶς ὃς ἂν ...
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What is the meaning of “good” in Luke 18:19? [duplicate]

A rich man called Jesus as "Good Teacher". In reply Jesus told him "Why do you call me good?" further Jesus added, "No one is good but God alone". What does Jesus mean here. Is Jesus not good? Why ...
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What does μὴ ἐγκακεῖν mean in Luke 18:1?

What does μὴ ἐγκακεῖν mean in Luke 18:1? (Greek text from NA27) Note ἐγκακέω is the preposition ἔν combined with the verb κακέω. In BAG “ἐγκακέω is defined as 1. become weary, tired w. ptc. foll. … ...
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From what tribe did Jesus come?

In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says, "I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Joseph the father of Ephraim has a dream prophesying of himself being the brightest star of ...
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Is Jesus claiming to be God with his statement in Luke 21:33?

Is Jesus claiming to be God with his statement in Luke 21:33? What Jesus said in Luke 21:33 sounds like claiming to be God: Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. (...
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Why is the word “honeycomb”, in Luke 24:42, missing from most Bible translations?

King James, together with a few other translations, has "fish and honeycomb" in Luke 24:42, while most other translations only mention "fish". Why is "honeycomb" missing? Is "honeycomb" a newer added ...
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Should we take up our cross daily or not?

In Luke 9:23 in the HCSB Jesus is quoted saying "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow Me." In the parallel passages in Mark 8, and Matthew 16 ...
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Had Moses resurrected already in the holy mountain? [closed]

Luke 9:30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. Moses died long time ago. Had Moses resurrected already in the holy mountain? Because he was talking with ...
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Should μὴ πτοηθῆτε in Luke 21:9 be imperative instead of subjunctive?

ESV translates μὴ πτοηθῆτε "do not be terrified." HCSB "don't be alarmed" NASB95 "do not be terrified" ASV "be not terrified" NKJV "do not be terrified" Since accents and punctuation weren't in ...
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Two N.T. verses in two different Greek Interlinears have differences that seem critically important so I ask for clarification

Before I can arrive at a conclusion, or even make comment on a recent question asked in Stack Christianity, I need clarification on the Greek text of two scriptures. The matter relates to both God the ...
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In Luke 17:28-33 what does Jesus mean by “save his life” and “lose his life”?

I was perusing Luke 17 when I noticed the specific context of the familiar passage about "losing" and "preserving" one's "life". This is the verse: [Luke 17:33 KJV] Whosoever shall seek to save his ...
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Is the “coming” in Matthew 24:30 about Christ's arrival in heaven or a return to Earth?

[Mat 24:30 KJV] 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with ...
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How many is “a multitude” of heavenly hosts in Luke 2:13

Luke 2:13 (ESV) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying I’ve heard some teach that this is translated from “murias” (Strong's 3461), which ...
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Why go above and beyond full restitution? (Numbers 5:7)

Confessing and Paying for Sins Numbers 5:5-8 (GW) 5The Lord said to Moses, 6“Tell the Israelites: If you do something wrong to another person, you have been unfaithful to the Lord. When you ...
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John 9:18 - was Jesus praying 'alone' and his disciples in the room?

και εγενετο εν τω ειναι αυτον προσευχομενον καταμονας συνησαν αυτω οι μαθηται Luke 9:18 - TR (Stephens, Beza, Elzevir and Scrivener are all identical.) And it came to pass, as he was alone ...
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Luke 8:14 - to what does 'of life' refer?

το δε εις τας ακανθας πεσον ουτοι εισιν οι ακουσαντες και υπο μεριμνων και πλουτου και ηδονων του βιου πορευομενοι συμπνιγονται και ου τελεσφορουσιν Luke 8:14 TR-Stephens 1550, Beza 1598, Elzevir ...
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Is the “cock that crows” in Luke 22:34 not an actual rooster but a man that calls for prayer?

https://news.ag.org/Features/Sometimes-a-Rooster-is-Not-a-Rooster This article from the Assemblies of God relates how ancient Jewish phrases in the Bible can be taken too literally and not understood ...
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Did Jesus entered Jerusalem on a Donkey or a Horse (Colt)? If Donkey? Why not Horse? Do Kings ride on Donkey? Lk:19: 30

Why should the Messiah (the King) choose a Donkey to enter into Jerusalem while all the Kings rode on Horse? Do Kings ride on a Donkey? (“Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will ...
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Consecration of the first born

Numbers 3:11,12: ...I have taken the Levites from among the Israelites in place of the first male offspring of every Israelite woman. The Levites are mine, for every firstborn are mine... Why do we ...
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Luke 21:7 what is the significance between “will…be” vs “to take place”

Luke 21:7 ESV: And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” Luke 21,7 Ἐπηρώτησαν δὲ αὐτὸν λέγοντες· διδάσκαλε, πότε ...
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In Luke 5:33-35 does Jesus imply that the Twelve are not part of the bride of the Lamb?

Update I have been researching this and it appears that the whole matter hangs on the definition of "the sons of the bridechamber" which is not obvious to me: KJV Luke 5:34 And he said unto them, ...
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What is the “swept and tidy” house referred to in Matthew 12:43-45 and Luke 11:24?

‘The lost Gospel of Q’ by Burton L. Mack, on pg 91, quotes Luke 11:24-26 seen below (compare Matthew 12:43-45) "When an unclean spirit leaves a person, it wanders through arid regions seeking rest ...
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Is the younger son’s inheritance restored in Luke 15:31?

In Tim Keller’s book The Prodigal God, he stated on page 30 and 45 that beyond simply being restored to the family, the younger son also has his inheritance restored further diminishing the elder son’...
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Per Mark 1:4, Luke 3:3 why did John the Baptist preach the “baptism of repentance” and not “repent” for the forgivness of sin?

John the Baptist never told any one to directly repent of their sin. He preached the "baptism of repentance" for the forgiveness of sin. Is there a significant difference in the two concepts?  ...
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Was ἀλλογενής “created” by the LXX translators as a way to distinguish a certain type of foreigner, such as a Samaritan?

After healing ten lepers, one, whom Luke identifies as a Samaritan, returns: Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face ...

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