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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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NASB translation of John 4:1

The NASB is supposed to be a very literal translation except where needed and my husband noticed that in john 4:1 it translates the name of Jesus as "Lord"; the ESV doesn't do this and ...
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Centurion Dispute

Did the Centurion of the gospels send someone to ask Jesus, as written in Luke 7:1-10, or is the account in Matthew 8:5-13 the clearer interpretation in that the Centurion himself ask Jesus to "...
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Does Lk 24;39 hint at the existence of ghosts on the earth?

We read in Lk 24:37-39(NIV)the narrative of Jesus' post- Resurrection appearance to the disciples: They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you ...
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In Luke 24:31, is there a biblical or symbolic interpretation for Jesus vanishing after being recognized?

Luke 24:13-35 says, That same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. And as ...
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Why did the angel speak to Mary in the future tense (Lk. 1:26-38)?

If the angel Gabriel was seeking Mary's consent to be the mother of God*, why did he speak to her in the future tense in Lk. 1:26-38, as though the prophesied events will occur through her regardless ...
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Why do translators translate Luke 2:25 and 11:13 as "the Holy Spirit" instead of "a holy spirit"?

The Greek text here unambiguously says “a holy spirit” (pneuma [ēn] hagion) in both of these passages. However it appears that most Christian translations choose a different wording: He was waiting ...
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Why does Luke claim that Jesus and John the Baptist were related? [duplicate]

Luke alone among the gospels makes a claim that Jesus was related to John the Baptist during his nativity account: “And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this ...
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Where is Luke 24:47 referenced in the Old Testament? [duplicate]

According to Luke 24:47. Jesus says "it is written" that "...repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name" Where, in the Old Testament, the allusion that ...
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Question regarding apparent contradiction between Luke 24 and John 20

I have a question about an apparent contradiction. In Luke 24 it says that the women went to the tomb and when they saw that it was empty, they entered and saw a vision of angels. After that they went ...
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What was Lazarus longing for, in Lk 16:21 ? :

We read in Lk 16:19-21: There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat ...
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Why do Matthew & Luke report that Joseph (Jesus' stepfather) had two different fathers?

I ran into a YouTube video that claims the Gospels of Luke and Mathew contradict on the name of Joseph's father. Luke claims that Joseph's father was a man named Heli but Mathew claims that the father ...
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Could Luke have interviewed Mary for his gospel? (Luke 1:2)

I've heard that it is Catholic tradition that Luke interviewed Mary for his gospel. This is also portrayed in the popular show, The Chosen. Luke 1:1-4 NKJV 1 Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to ...
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Why did only Luke record that one of the prisoners started believing in Christ?

Luke 23:26-43 I was wondering why Luke (to my knowledge) was the only one who said that one of the prisoners started believing in Christ and others like Matthew said that they both heaped insults on ...
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Luke's Crucified Prisoners

Why is Luke the only person (to my knowledge) that states what the 2 prisoners crucified with Jesus did and said? Luke 23:39-42 - One of the criminals who hung there heaped abuse on Him. “Are You not ...
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Is Peter's original denial of Christ Jesus the only time that Peter denied Jesus? [closed]

The New Testament, all of the gospels including other gospels not recorded in the New Testament - are there other denials by Peter?
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What does Luke mean in Acts 1:1 when he says "all things"?

In Acts 1:1 Luke says he wrote "concerning all things" that Jesus did and taught. Acts 1:1 (ESV): In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach We ...
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What was the intent of Jesus' question : " Who touched me "?

We read in Lk 8:42-46: As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years,but no one could heal her. She came up behind ...
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Luke 4 - how does he know that Jesus read the Isaiah scrolls?

How would Luke know about Jesus reading the Isaiah scrolls and confirming “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”? Why does Matthew 13 or Mark 16 not mention this when talking about the ...
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Does Matthew 6:11 say, "Give us this day our daily bread" or "Give us this day our spiritual bread"?

Matthew 6:9-13 KJV Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed is thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, ...
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If soul and spirit are reversed in Lk.1:46&47, would it change the meaning?

Luke 1:46, 47 46 And Mary said,My soul doth magnify the LORD, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. Are the words soul and spirit interchangeable in these verses, and if not: WHY?
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Why are the accounts in Matthew 19:16-17 vs Luke 18:18-19 different?

Matthew 19:16-17 (ESV): 16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? Luke 18:...
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ἀναγκάζω and ἐκβάλλω, ‘compel’ and ‘forcefully cast’ or ‘drive’ or ‘thrust’

Matt 9:38 and Luke 14:23 are two different passages with two different Greek words, but it seems the idea of force is quite similar. Both are allegories Jesus told. In the one, God as banquet host has ...
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Jesus grew in favour with God

There are many similar questions, but do not ask the specific question as below. This is mainly from the Trinitarian perspective, but happy for all to respond. If Jesus is God, how can he grow in ...
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What were the ingredients of soft drink and strong drink as mentioned in Nehemia and Luke?

We read in Neh 8:10: Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord ...
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Why does the Shepherd leave the 99 sheep in a desert?

Luke 15:4 King James Version What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? ...
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Is the warning to the Women on the Via Dolorosa a repeat of the Olivet Discourse in summary? (Luke 23:27-31)

While making the excruciating trip up the Via Dolorosa on the path to the Crucifixion, Jesus noticed a great company of women following sorrowfully. Jesus took time to stop and declare: Daughters of ...
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Significance of the Rich Man Having Five Brothers in Luke 16:28

I'm delving into the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 (Luke 16:19-31), and a particular detail caught my attention. In verse 28 (Luke 16:28), the rich man mentions that he has five ...
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Pre-New Testament use of "kataboles kosmou"

I'm working on Luke 11:48-54, and the phrase, katabolēs kosmou. It's not in the LXX; any idea of its usage pre-NT? 51 As a result, this generation will be charged with the blood of all the prophets ...
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Does "most excellent Theophilus" mean more than just a greek person's name?

Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus. The etomology of theophilus means &...
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What was Baby Jesus ' redeemed with ' at the Temple?

We read in Exodus 13: 1- 2 & 12-13: The Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal. ...
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Does Luke misrepresent the law by stating the need of baby Jesus for purification Luke 2:22/Lev 12?

Luke 2:22 says, the parents of Jesus brought him to the temple "their purification" implying and emphasizing his purification along with the mother. It is a scholarly consensus (acc to ...
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Luke 7:47: did the woman know she was forgiven before she loved much?

The sequence of events in the text is: The woman "loved much" Jesus tells her her sins are forgiven Did the woman know she was forgiven prior to "loving much"? Was the woman ...
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In Luke 11:50, why is 'this generation responsible for the murder of all God's prophets?'

In Luke 11, Jesus calls the Pharisees hypocrites for building monuments to the old prophets, which was really to exalt themselves as righteous, as they really agreed with the murder of said prophets. ...
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Jesus was taken by what type of spirit to the Desert?

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, (Lk. 4:1 KJV) Jesus was led by what type of spirit into the desert to be tempted by the ...
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Does Romans' use of ἀπολύτρωσις (redemption) indicate something different from the LXX's use of λύτρωσις?

In Paul's preaching of the Gospel, he states believers have redemption: Romans 3:21-26 (ESV): 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the ...
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Does 'That Fox' refer to Herod or the Pharisee?

strong textAccording to this Answer... https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/a/27001/28347 It is argued that The ESV mistranslates the phrase αλωπεκι ταυτη as "that fox" instead of "...
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Why did Jesus call Herod 'that fox'? [duplicate]

Luke 13:31-32 KJV 31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. 32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, ...
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Luke 7:29-30 How were the Pharisees to know for certain that it was God's will to be baptized by John?

Luke 7:29-30 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John, but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose ...
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What does "divide it among yourselves" entail?

“And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves.” (Luk 22:17, ESV) Matthew and Mark refer to the bread, then the cup. In both cases it says Jesus ...
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Does the demon in Luke 8:28 testify that Jesus is God?

Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. Is the ...
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What is the allegorical sense of "deep" in Lk. 5:4 "Launch out into the deep."?

What is the allegorical sense of "deep" in Lk. 5:4: "Launch out into the deep."?
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What does προσθεὶς mean in Luke 19:11?

I looked it up in the dictionary, and found "add". That word is where we get the word "prosthetic". Young's Literal Translation says: And while they are hearing these things, ...
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"What does 'neither transgressed I at any time' mean in the parable of the prodigal son?"

Lukas. 15:29 KJV And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make ...
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Was Jesus referring to Satan in the parable of honor?

In Luke 14:7-11, Jesus tells of a parable where he teaches that when one is invited to a wedding banquet, then one should not sit at the place of honor as someone more distinguished than you may be ...
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Jesus' use of "fox" for Herod [duplicate]

Jesus calls Herod a "fox." Was that term equivalent to a swear word? I have heard a variety of explanations but was interested when someone said it could have been taken as a swear word. ...
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What does "you have hidden" mean in Luke 10:21?

Luke 10:21 ESV "In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, 'I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and ...
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Does Gabriel refer to Jesus as 'the Lord their God' meaning 'Israel's Lord and God'?

Speaking, prophetically, of the one to be born to Zacharias, Gabriel, the angel, says : For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be ...
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Agreement of subject and verb in Luke 11:41

Why is the verb in Luke 11:41 singular, when "all things" is plural? How - if at all - does that lack of agreement affect the possible meaning of the sentence? But rather give alms of such ...
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Is verse 7 a later addition to Matthew 22?

This verse is part of the Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matt 22:1-14. Luke does not mention the army that destroys the city in the version of Luke 14:15-23 Matt 22:7 - The king was enraged, and he ...
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Is the cup in Luke 22:42 God's wrath we see in other Scriptures or the cup of Redemption we see in Exodus?

Matthew 26:27-29 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins....
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