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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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In Luke 1:31 how would the angel have pronounced the name of Jesus?

[Luk 1:31 KJV] 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. Clues to the exact, correct name and pronunciation I am sure are in the original ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:16 does Paul's mention of the “cup of blessing” suggest that the meal was a seder?

1 Corinthians 10:16: KJV The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? MGNT ...
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In Luke 24:16 why were the disciples eyes kept from recognizing Jesus, then opened?

Jesus spoke in parables about the temporary partial judicial hardening that was to occur in order for him to be rejected but Jesus said "to you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of ...
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Can Luke's use of κράτιστε be taken as his way of acknowledging someone who held the office of High Priest?

1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of ...
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In Luke 2:14 is it “peace on earth” or “peace on [the promised] land (Israel)”?

ESV Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” ΚΑΤΑ ΛΟΥΚΑΝ 2:14 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants] Δόξα ἐν ...
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In Luke 21:28 what does “redemption” (ἀπολύτρωσις) mean and to what does it refer?

ESV Luke 21:28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption (ἀπολύτρωσις) is drawing near.” What was drawing near?
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In Luke 2:38 what does “redemption” (λύτρωσις) mean and to what does it refer?

NIV Luke 2:38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. What were they expecting ...
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In Luke 2:35 what is meant by “so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed”?

ESV Luke 2: 28he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30for my eyes have seen your salvation ...
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Does Luke 2:32 indicate that Mary would be murdered?

BSB Luke 2: 33The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and ...
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In Luke 1:55, what is Mary saying is forever (εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα)?

In Luke 1:55, the end of Mary's speech, she finishes with: εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα In this context: Lu 1:54,5 ASV 54 He hath given help to Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy 55 (As he spake ...
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Who planted the assembly in Rome to whom Paul wrote “Romans”?

It appears evident from the record of Paul's travels in Acts 16ff that when Paul wrote "Romans" he had never visited Rome yet: NIV Romans 1:10 ...in my prayers at all times; and I pray that ...
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Where in the Bible did Jesus revisit the demon possed man from Decapolis? [closed]

Where in the Bible did Jesus revisit the demon possed man from Decapolis?
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Is it significant that Zacchaeus who wrongfully accused(συκοφαντέω) others climbed a sycamore tree(συκομορέα)?

Vines cites συκοφαντέω to mean showing the fig or fig-shower, meaning someone who accused another of illegaly exporting figs. And the sycamore that Zacchaeus climbed is of the fig family. It it a ...
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Did Christ tell the disciples to stay in Jerusalem before or after they saw Him in Galilee after His resurrection?

Matthew writes: 7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8And they ...
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Was Jesus hungry or very hungry after 40 days?

The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is summarised thus: Matthew 4:2 (see for example BibleHub and also Luk 4:2) KJV: And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was ...
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How should Luke 2:2 be translated?

Luke 2:2 in the King James Version says, (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) However, the original Greek text says, αὕτη ἡ ἀπογραφὴ πρώτη ἐγένετο ἡγεμονεύοντος ...
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In Luke 18 why didn't Christ tell the rich young ruler to believe on Him for eternal life, as He had told many others in the Gospel of John?

John 3:14-15 KJV — And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. ...
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How do 'usury', a 'table' and 'exchangers' relate to the Prototokos?

None of the answers to the duplicate linked in the recent question about 'Prototokos' covered the root word 'tokos' in their explanations. 'Tokos' is mentioned twice in scripture - by Matthew, 25:27, ...
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If the sinners in Luke 15:2 are the Pharisee's am haarets, how does this affect applying Ezra and Nehemiah to Christians? [closed]

Here is a reference to relating the use of the term ἁμαρτωλοὺς (sinners) by the Pharisees to mean עַמֵּ֖י הָאֲרָצ֑וֹת translated (peoples of the land by the ESV): Some take “sinners” here to mean ...
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“At table” vs “At the table” in Luke 22:14,27

In the ESV translation, in Luke 22:14 (and Luke 22:27, and there might be other places), it says, "And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him". Now, as a native English ...
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In Luke 11:35 how can light be darkness?

In Luke 11:35, Jesus says "See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness." In Matt 6:23 he says something similar. How can light be darkness? Is he saying that the illumination we think ...
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In Luke 22:31 is the sifting by Satan any different from the sifting by Jesus?

John says of Jesus: Mat 3:12  Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. While ...
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To whom was Christ referring to in Luke 9:41?

Luke 9:37-42 (NKJV) 37 Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him. 38 Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, “Teacher, ...
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In Luke 21:24 is Jesus describing the dispersion of “the twelve tribes of Israel”, the 10 “lost” tribes or the remaining 3 tribes?

KJV Luk 21:20  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.  Luk 21:21  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let ...
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Why does the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew (NASB) omit Admin of Luke 3:33 (NASB)?

I'm comparing both Matthew and Luke's genealogy of Jesus. Matthew wrote this: Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon... - Mat 1:3 (NASB) And Luke wrote this: the ...
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Did Jesus recover the lost tribes of Israel?

According to Encylopaedia Brittanica all of the tribes of Israel except Benjamin, Judah and Levi have been "lost to history", assimilated into other peoples and no longer have a Jewish identity: ......
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What was the sin attributed to the Galileans at Luke 13:1-2?

At Luke 13: 1-2 we see: At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, “Do you think that because ...
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Were the Pharisees baptized by John?

Matthew 3:7-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the ...
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How did Matthew and Luke get different prices for sparrow?

I got the idea for this question from: Have any biblical scholars investigated the question of why Luke was getting a better price on his sparrows than Matthew?—@browserdotsys on Twitter The ...
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In Luke 8:43 what is “an issue of blood”?

In Luke 8:43-44 we read 43 ¶ And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44 Came behind him, and ...
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In Luke 19:45-48 why didn't temple guards immediately arrest Jesus while he was “cleansing the temple”?

The Roman soldiers and the temple guards didn't pin Jesus to the ground on the site but waited for a week to arrest him. Since Jesus did quite a crime in the eyes of the chief priests and there was a ...
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In Luke 15,1-7 is the shepherd in the parable equated to the Pharisees and the scribes?

ΚΑΤΑ ΛΟΥΚΑΝ 15,1 Ἦσαν δὲ αὐτῷ ἐγγίζοντες πάντες οἱ τελῶναι καὶ οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀκούειν αὐτοῦ. 2 καὶ διεγόγγυζον οἵ τε Φαρισαῖοι καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς λέγοντες ὅτι οὗτος ἁμαρτωλοὺς προσδέχεται καὶ συνεσθίει ...
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Markan priority, Q, and the parable of the mustard seed

I am familiar with and generally accept the current consensus of the writing of the gospels: Mark was written first Q is not extant but was thought to be a common source for Matthew and Luke Matthew ...
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Is there any ambiguity in Luke 2:5 to whether Mary and Joseph were already married?

From a comparison of various translations of Luke 2:5 it seems there might be some ambiguity in this verse as to whether Mary and Joseph were married by the time they were traveling to Bethlehem. Some ...
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Is Jesus calling himself God? Luke 8:39

After Christ healed the man possessed by the legion of devils, the man desired to travel with Christ and sought to always be with him. But Jesus answered by saying :  Luke 8:39 (KJV) "Return ...
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Power and Authority

Luke 10:19 (NIV) I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Here, Jesus gives his authority to the 72 he sent ...
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Why did angels speak a sentence of eleven words without a verb?

Δοζα εν υφιστοις Θεω Glory in highest Godward και επι γης ειρηνη and upon earth peace εν ανθρωποις ευδοκια in humanity goodwill Note : ...
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Why does Luke call the birth of Christ a sign in Luke 2:11-12?

(KJV) Luke 2:11-12 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling ...
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Was Jesus born in the house according to Matthew 2?

(KJV) Matthew 2:10 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and ...
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Is Matthew's reference to “eunuchs” in Matthew 19:10-12 referring to celibacy?

Matthew 19:12 seems to suggest spiritual benefit from being a eunuch such that some might be led to make themselves eunuchs (castrate themselves) for the sake of the kingdom: BLB Matthew 19: 10His ...
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Is it Paul or Luke that is speaking in Acts 19:5?

Is it Paul or Luke that is speaking in Acts 19:5? ἀκούσαντες δὲ ἐβαπτίσθησαν εἰς τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ. [Acts 19:5, SBL Edition] John Gill would say it's Paul: these are the words of the ...
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How would the Jewish people understand Abraham's bosom and the bosom of The Father?

And it came about that the poor man died and he was carried-away by the angels to the bosom (κόλπον) of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried. (Luke 16:23 DLNT) Would the Jewish people ...
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How should ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκίας be translated at Luke 2:14?

Here is the verse in full, as it appears in NA/28: δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκίας. NASB reads: Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men ...
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What was the position of the “Sinful Woman”, when she wiped and kissed the feet of Jesus?

I am trying to understand the position of the woman when she wipes and kisses the feet of Jesus. In the Gospel of Luke it is recorded, Luke 7:36-50 New International Version (NIV) 36 When one of ...
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What is the significance of Mary's contemplation in Luke?

It's quite well-known that St. Luke gave the most attention to Mary's story than the other Gospels, but what in particular is he trying to convey by recording Mary's "pondering" certain 'revelations' ...
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Luke 15:8-10, Silver Coin Semedi Headdress in 1st Century Palestine?

In Luke 15, verses 8-10, the Bible tells a story about a woman who loses a silver coin or drachma: “Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep ...
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Why would the tenants who killed the landowner's son expect an inheritance?

The parable of the tenants is repeated in three of the Gospels and has this line: “But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him and take his ...
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Is there any justification for supposing blood in Gethsemane? [duplicate]

Luke 22:44 states 'εγενετο δε ιδρως αυτου ωσει θρομβοι αιματος καταβαινοντες επι την γεν' [Stephens 1550]. Is there any justification for supposing that blood, itself, fell to the ground rather than ...
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What is the meaning of αφεσις, aphesis, in Luke 4:18?

I have listed the seventeen biblical occurrences of αφεσις recorded in Young’s Concordance and have tabulated the translation of the word in six different versions, namely The Wycliffe (1388), The ...
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Was Jesus tempted during the forty days in Luke 4? [closed]

Luke 4:1-2 NASB [1]Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness [2]for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing ...