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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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Luke 13: 1-5 - What is the meaning of "μετανοῆτε (repent)" in the context of Jesus' answer, semantically?

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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How is it possible for Jesus to be quoted in the NT during moments of solitude (Gethsemane) or away from the disciples (Nicodemus, Pilate etc.)?

John 3 - Jesus teaches Nicodemus John 4 - Woman @ the Well John 17 - Jesus prays for his disciples + Believers John 18 - Jesus and Pilate Jesus' temptation(s) in the wilderness by Satan (in Matt. 4 &...
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How was Christ "strengthened" by the angel in Gethsemane (Lk. 22:43)?

Luke 22:43: "When [Christ] arrived at the [Mount of Olives], He said to [his disciples], 'Pray that you may not enter into temptation.' And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He ...
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Jesus became a life-giving / quickening spirit (1 Cor 15:45), yet he denied being a spirit (Luke 24:39). How to reconcile the apparent contradiction?

1 Corinthians 15 touches on the nature of resurrected bodies, making a contrast between earthly bodies and heavenly bodies: 40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the ...
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When Paul said that he would like to be "at home with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8), was he referring to Abraham's bosom?

Paul believed that after leaving his body he would be at home/present with the Lord: Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. [2 Corinthians 5:...
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What are the arguments in favor of Lukan Priority?

The Synoptic Problem explores the relationship among the three Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Lukan (or Lucan) Priority is the view that Luke was the first of these documents to be written....
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Does Luke 1:1-4 prove that stenographers followed Jesus to record His words?

I’ve read a book on these verses (Luke 1:1-4 that suggested the Greek wording in Luke 1:1-4 shows that “speedy writers” followed Jesus as “ministers of the spoken word” also being eyewitnesses of ...
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Is there a contradiction between Ecclesiastes 9:5 & Luke 16:19-31?

Ecclesiastes 9:5 (KJV) 5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Luke 16:19-31 (KJV) ...
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Were the last 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark in fact taken from Luke?

Were the last 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark in fact taken from Luke? Here it states that in the Gospel of Mark there is an added portion (Mark 16:9-20) In this reference I didn't find the following ...
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Are the "pit" or "world below" of Ezekiel 26:19-21 and the "abyss" of Luke 8:31 the same place?

Ezekiel 26:19-21 (ESV): 19 “For thus says the Lord God: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you, ...
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Why did Jesus' disciples believe in ghosts / disembodied spirits? [closed]

Luke 24:36-39 (NASB): 36 Now while they were telling these things, Jesus Himself suddenly stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened, and ...
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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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Did Jesus believe in ghosts / disembodied spirits?

Luke 24:36-39 (NASB): 36 Now while they were telling these things, Jesus Himself suddenly stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened, and ...
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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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In Luke 3:7, when John said, "who warned you to flee the coming wrath" did he mean the Romans were about to destroy Jerusalem?

In Luke 3:7, when John said, "who warned you to flee the coming wrath" what is a general hermeneutical survey of the view (if any) that he meant God’s mediated wrath was about to take place ...
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Does Luke 16:19-23 illustrate an immediate transition into either fellowship & joy (Abraham 's bosom) or eternal torment (Hades) after death?

Luke 16:19-31 (KJV) 19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at ...
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What is the “fire” in Luke 12:49?

Luke 12:49 - I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! What is the “fire” that Jesus refers to in Luke 12:49, and why does He wish it were already kindled? ...
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What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)

I was reading Luke 5, and could not understand verses 36-39. What did Jesus mean? Luke 5:36-39 (New King James Version) reads: 36 Then He spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new ...
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Luke 24:21; what was the Israelites thinking about redeeming Israel?

Luke 24:21; DRB; 21 But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. What was the Israelites thinking ...
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Was the appearance of Gabriel to Zechariah a vision or a physical encounter? Luke 1:11, 22

Was the appearance of Gabriel to Zechariah about the birth of John the Baptist a vision or a physical encounter? Luke 1:11 - Now an angel of the Lord APPEARED to him… Luke 1:22 - and they realized he ...
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Does Luke 23:46 indicate that Jesus believed his God was the source of his life? [duplicate]

Luke 23:46 ASV And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he gave up the ghost. Jesus also said in John 6:56 ASV that, As the ...
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Luke 2:52; what is the meaning of 'stature' in the verse?

Luke 2:52; KJV; 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Increasing in stature means that Jesus was of low stature with God, then He got high stature by the time....
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What is the baptism of fire?

In Luke 3, some are wondering if John the Baptist could be the Christ. He denies this claim like so: John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the ...
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What is the connection between Bethlehem being Joseph's "own city" and Joseph being "of the house and lineage of David"?

This has been a difficult question for me to formulate because there are so many tangential thoughts which led to it and stem from it. I have tried to weed out as many bunny trails as I could so, ...
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In Luke 1:16-17, should "epistrepho" be rendered "turn" or "return"?

Luke 1:16-17 (YLT): 16 and many of the sons of Israel he shall turn (epistrepho) to the Lord their God, 17 and he shall go before Him, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn (epistrepho) hearts ...
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Who is the one God that James say demons believe? James 2:19

In Luke 8:28, we find that demons also know who Jesus is. Luke 4:3, 9 also tell us that Satan knew who Jesus is. Since we wrestle against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-...
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Who is "he" in Luke 20:37

Luke 20:37 NIV 37 But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’[b] 38 He is not ...
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Why did Jesus begin his ministry at age 30?

Luke 3:23 (ESV) 23 Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, Why did Jesus begin his ministry when he was about 30 ...
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What is the meaning of Luke 3:8?

In Luke 3:8, we can read: 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up ...
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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 the context of Luke 2: 8-14, does "among men-good will" (v.14b) refers to the Jews, all people on earth created in His image, or the predestined?

Text:Luke 2: 8 -14 (YTL) "And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock, 9 and lo, a messenger of the Lord stood over them, and ...
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And the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul?

Act 7:58 Why is this mention in the bible? Is it because of the following Luke wanted to introduce Saul here, in some filmy-like plot (not just plainly - he was to be a special figure in the Bible, in ...
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Why did the leaders lie to Pilate in Luke 23:2?

Luke 23:2 NIV And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Messiah, a king.” But Christ had encouraged ...
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Is there a causal relationship between Jesus' 40-day fast and his return in "the power of the Spirit" in Luke 4:14?

According to Luke 4:1-2, Jesus, after his water baptism at the Jordan river, was full of the Spirit and was led by the Spirit to a 40-day fast: Now Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the ...
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Did the baby "leap" in Elizabeth's womb when Mary greeted Elizabeth because of "the fruit of the Spirit."

In Luke chapter 1 (niv) we read about the foretold birth of Jesus,and the foretold birth of Elizabeth's son John. When Mary went to visit her relative Elizabeth, and greeted her, it is written that ...
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What does it mean that the Greek middle voice is used at Luke 4:3 to command the stone to become bread?

The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread (Luke 4:3, NIV) (NA28) εἶπεν δὲ αὐτῷ ὁ διάβολος· εἰ υἱὸς εἶ τοῦ θεοῦ, εἰπὲ ⸂τῷ λίθῳ τούτῳ ἵνα γένηται [a] ἄρτος⸃ I ...
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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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What did Elizabeth mean by "the mother of my Lord" in Luke 1:43?

Before Jesus was born, Elizabeth called him "my Lord" in Luke 1:43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? Later, her son John knew that he was not the ...
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Why does the Holy Spirit not know who Jesus is? Luke 10:22

All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Luke 10:22 ...
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What does Acts 4:22 mean by referring to the age of the man that was healed?

In Acts 4:22 (NIV) one reads For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. What was the purpose of mentioning the age in this context? I understand that it may be a way to note ...
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Did Jesus preach works-based salvation in Mark 10:17-21 and Luke 10:25-28?

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good?...
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Is there a Greek word matching the concept of "hate" (unlike Luke 14.26)?

I have read the questions and answers regarding Luke 14:26 and grasp how "hate" is being used. NASB If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and ...
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Why does the Greek word ἐντρέπω (entrepo) appear to have nearly opposite meanings?

Each of the following verses use this Greek word (English translation of it is bolded)--but a glance at them quickly shows that the word has virtually opposite meanings, with either shame or honor, ...
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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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Luke 19.22, what precisely is wicked as it pertains to the servant of?

Luke 19:22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: ...
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In Luke 19:42, what was the exact moment when the "things that make for peace" were "hidden from the eyes" of the people in Jerusalem?

Luke 19:41-44, Jesus weeps over Jerusalem: 41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But ...
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Who is the antecedent in Luke 17:16 (his feet)?

εις δε εξ αυτων ιδων οτι ιαθη υπεστρεψεν μετα φωνης μεγαλης δοξαζων τον θεον και επεσεν επι προσωπον παρα τους ποδας αυτου ευχαριστων αυτω και αυτος ην σαμαρειτης. [Luke 17:15,16 (TR, undisputed).] ...
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Did the Roman soldier actually meet Christ as alluded in Matthew 8:5-6?

Matthew 8:5-6 NLT 5 When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer[b] came and pleaded with him, 6 “Lord, my young servant[c] lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” In the above texts ...
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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 were the reasons of Jesus' enemies for wanting to kill him in Luke 4:16-30?

Luke 4:16-30 ASV 16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17And there was delivered unto ...

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