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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 do we explain the apparent conflict in Matthew 6:7?

Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 26:44 So He left them, went away again, and prayed ...
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Luke 10:18 Satan's Name?

Is Jesus saying the name of Satan when speaking in Luke 10:18? I have researched the verse in Hebrew, and there seems to be a question about the smallest of words in the verse when it comes to ...
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Luke 17:5 - Luke 17:19 Did Jesus really answer how faith is increased as Disciples requested?

Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. It appears that Jesus never gave a direct answer to this although it is not question type of request by the disciples. Or did Jesus ...
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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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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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What is the significance of both the priest and the Levite in the Good Samaritan parable?

In the Good Samaritan parable (Luke 10:25-37), the first two people who see the beaten up man are a priest and a Levite. However, a priest is a member of the Levite tribe. So why include both since ...
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Did Satan want Jesus crucified or not? Matthew 16:21-23 vs Luke 22:3-6

Many interpret Jesus' words in Matthew 16:23 as evidence that Satan manipulated Peter into attempting to dissuade Jesus from going to the cross (see the top answers to this related question for ...
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What is the significance of 7 brothers in Luke 20:29?

Luke 20:27 Then some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to question Him. 28“Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no ...
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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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Does Matthew 7:13-14 contradict Luke 13:22-29?

Both depict a narrow passageway into the kingdom but Luke records a question, possibly asked by someone responding to Jesus's teaching as recorded in Matthew 7, by asking, “Lord, are only a few people ...
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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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What is the significance of “a man carrying a jar of water” in Luke 22:10?

Luke 22:7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” 9 “Where do ...
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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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What species of flower might Jesus have been referring to when he said, "Consider the lilies"?

When Jesus spoke of 'wheat and weeds' we understand the species of weed he was likely referring to was a poisonous look-alike to wheat. That is very significant! In a personal project I am doing, I ...
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How did Jesus "hide himself" or "pass through the midst" of mobs intent on killing him?

Early in the Gospel of Luke we read: Luke 4:28-30: "[The] people in the synagogue were filled with rage... and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on ...
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Did the unfaithful servant lose his salvation or was he never saved to begin with?

Luke 12:41-48 (NIV) reads: The Faithful or the Unfaithful Servant 41 Peter said, “Lord, does this parable apply to us, or do you mean it for everyone?” 42 The Lord answered, “Who, then, is the ...
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When does Jesus not heal?

It seems Jesus does not heal everyone. Mark 6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. So also in Luke: Luke 5:15 But so much ...
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Will the heavens one day pass away?

Luke 21:33 says the heavens and the earth “will” pass away not “can”, implying that it will one day be gone. Can someone explain this? The heaven and the earth will pass away, but My words will never ...
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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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Eagles or Vultures? (Matthew 24:28, Luke 17:37)

Matthew 24:28 NKJV For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. Matthew 24:28 ESV Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. Luke 17:37 NKJV And they ...
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Jesus's genealogy: 28 generations or 41 since David?

These questions keep me wondering: Firstly, how is it possible that Matthew and Luke came up with completely different genealogies of Jesus ancestors, if they are both following the masculine line? ...
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Did Jesus ask for a donkey and a colt or just a colt?

Luke 19:30 (ESV) saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. Matthew 21:2 (ESV) saying ...
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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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What is the meaning of Luke 23:31?

For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? There have been numerous commentaries suggesting what the "Green" and "Dry" Tree is; also, the fact that He addresses the "...
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Was Jesus ANGRY at the weeping women Luke 23:28

Jesus sounds angry towards the women who were mourning, "Daughters of Jersualem do not weep for me, weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say "...
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Of what age was Anna the Prophetess of Luke 2?

We read in Luke 2:36-37 (NCV) of an event that took place during the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple: 36 There was a prophetess, Anna, from the family of Phanuel in the tribe of Asher. Anna was ...
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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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Luke 24 - Simon as the second disciple?

And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” Luke ...
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(Matthew 5:38-42) "slaps you on your **right cheek**, turn the other to him also" means enemy will have to right-hand punch victim as an equal

Interesting Note: click on the following bibleproject video url link in order to view a good explanation in regard to Jesus Christ's advice in Matthew 5:38-42: https://youtu.be/3EkD-alQhT8?t=182 A ...
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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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Destruction of Jerusalem Prophecy

In Luke 19:41 Jesus speaks about the destruction of ALL Jerusalem. In verse 44, Jesus says that "they will not leave one stone upon another". This prophecy sounds similar to others regarding ...
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Does Matthew 6:11 and Luke 11:3 say, "Give us this day our daily bread" or "Give us this day our supernatural 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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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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Blessed are the poor or poor in spirit?

Luke 6:20b Jesus said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the ...
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What does sabbaton deuteroproton in Luke 6:1 refer to?

According to the KJV Luke 6:1 states: And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing ...
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Why does no historian speak of the torn veil and how do we reconcile it with scripture?

There are three gospel accounts that mention the torn veil: Matthew 27:51 NKJV - Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were ...
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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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Luke 13: 1-5 - What "μετανοῆτε" means in the context of Jesus' answer, semantically, repent of sin or turn from sin?

Text: Luke 13:1-5(ESV) There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these ...
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In Luke 7:18-23, why did John the Baptist ask Jesus if he was the Messiah since he baptized Jesus and heard God speak about Jesus?

In Luke 7:18-23, it is written, 18 The disciples of John reported to him about all these things. 19 Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or ...
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Where did Jesus Christ claim to be God? [closed]

I need help on trying to find scriptures in all the four gospels where Jesus claims to be God!
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What did Jesus mean when he said, Forgive them "for they know not what they do"?

Luke 23:34 (DRA) (emphasis added) 34 And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots. Addressing the Father, Jesus acknowledges ...
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Were Jesus and Zacchaeus previously acquainted?

In the historical account of Zacchaeus it is interesting to note the details surrounding the interactions between Zacchaeus and Jesus. The location was in Jericho on the way to Jerusalem: “He entered ...
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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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Luke 2:49-50. What is the earliest translation?

49 Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”[f] 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. [f] or "be about my Father’s ...
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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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Why the change in language between Luke 11:13 and Matthew 7:11?

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” - Luke 11:13 NIV If you, then, ...
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Luke 23:34 “Father, forgive them” forgive or tolerate? Hermeneutics and Atonement

The text at hand: “Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭23‬:‭34‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Many English translations still ...
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What does this passage about the shrewd merchant mean?

Luke 16:1-14 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of ...
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What's the difference between a ghost and a spirit?

Matthew 14:26 English Standard Version But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. a ghost!” Φάντασμά (Phantasma) ...
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Why different translations of Luke 2:14?

I noticed something strange about how several recent translations handle Luke 2:14, that in my own impression of understanding the English does not seem to make sense compared to older translations. ...

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