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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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Translation of Luke 1:28 "Greetings, favored one!"

Can someone tell me about the translation of the word κεχαριτωμένη as it appears in the context of Luke 1:28 (where Gabriel greets Mary)? ...
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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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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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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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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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What does "he delivers the kingdom to God the Father" mean in 1 Corinthians 15:24?

Looking for references of the Gospel in the Bible, I found a very interesting text:* 1 Corinthians 15:22-25 (ESV) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in ...
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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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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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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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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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Luke 3:1 "In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar" - convention for counting years (NOT what the actual A.D. year was)

1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and ...
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To whom was Christ referring 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, I ...
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How did the Greek "charis" come to imply "favor?"

Luke 2:52 (ESV) states that "Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man." The word "favor" in this passage is translated from the Greek word "charis" (Strong's G5485), ...
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Why is "Joseph" used in some translations of Luke 2:33?

It seems that most English translations of Luke 2:33 use "father", but the 1599 Geneva Bible, the King James Version, and the Young's Literal Translation use "Joseph". It seems that this difference is ...
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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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Luke 10:9-11 Ἤγγικεν ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς and Ἤγγικεν same or different?

Luke 10:9-11 reads: 9 καὶ θεραπεύετε τοὺς ἐν αὐτῇ ἀσθενεῖς, καὶ λέγετε αὐτοῖς· Ἤγγικεν ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ. 10 εἰς ἣν δʼ ἂν πόλιν εἰσέλθητε καὶ μὴ δέχωνται ὑμᾶς, ἐξελθόντες εἰς τὰς ...
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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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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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Which law did Peter allude to in Acts 10:28?

Luke 7:2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. 3The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his ...
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Why does Jesus commit his spirit into his Father's hands at death?

In Luke 23:46, we read (emphasis mine): And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Having said this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46 Acts ...
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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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Parable of the unjust steward - is Jesus teaching people to follow this example or to NOT be like this? What is meant by His comments on wisdom?

The parable of the unjust steward records that a steward/manager was to be fired. He proceeded to reduce the debts owed by debtors to his master, and he was commended for this. This has long been a ...
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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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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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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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Is there a contradiction between Job's and Jesus' understanding of Sheol? Job 10:21-22, 14:10-12, 17:13-16 vs. Luke 16:19-31

Job 18 “Why did you bring me out from the womb? Would that I had died before any eye had seen me 19 and were as though I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave. 20 Are not my days few? Then ...
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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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Luke 12:41 - Does Jesus answer Peter's question?

In Luke 12:41, Peter asks Jesus: “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” Jesus does not answer directly, but responds with a question and a parable: 42 And the Lord said, “Who ...
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Luke 1:61 what were the rules of how contemporary Jews named their children?

From this verse it seems Jews picked a name among their relatives for their children. How exactly did this convention work?
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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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Does the story of the thief on the cross imply that Jesus believed religious practice was unnecessary for salvation?

In Luke we read that Jesus predicted he would see one of the criminals hanging beside him in Paradise: One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save ...
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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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Meaning of "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather."

In Matthew 24:28 and Luke 17:37, Jesus uses the phrase "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather." Was Jesus speaking in a parable? Idiom? How has this phrase been interpreted?
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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 does Luke 9 speak of Jesus “setting his face” to go to Jerusalem?

Luke chapter 9 contains the following set of verses: [51] And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, [52] And ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does Paul contradict Jesus regarding acceptance of women’s uncovered hair during worship?

Why does Jesus respect women’s uncovered hair during worship in Luke 7:44, but Paul rejects women’s uncovered hair during worship in 1 Corinthians 11:5-6? Luke 7:44 [NIV] - Jesus Respecting Women’s ...
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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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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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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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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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In Luke 18: Pharisee and Tax Collector

In Luke 18, we read the story of the prayers of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in the temple. The Pharisee's prayer (vv 11-12): The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you ...
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Did the Jews truly have nothing to do with the Samaritans? (John 4:9)

Note: this question does not deal with WHY the Jews shunned Samaritans. Rather, it questions the extent to which such shunning actually took place in the Biblical and historical records. In the Gospel ...

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