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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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Is Jesus spirit or not? 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 vs Luke 24:39

16 but whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 But we all, with unveiled faces, looking as ...
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What does it mean to be (a/the) Son of the Most High (God)?

Jesus is called "the Son of the Most High (God)" (definite article the), as if it were a title that belongs exclusively to him: 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for ...
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Were the two disciples heading to Emmaus heading back to Galilee?

After the Resurrection, Jesus tells the Apostles to meet Him in Galilee: Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there ...
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“Who in the days of his flesh” - Does Hebrews 5:7 imply that Jesus had a fleshless pre-existence (in light of Luke 24:39)?

Hebrews 5:7: 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he ...
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Is believing based on evidence good or bad?

In John 20:24-29, Jesus praises those who have faith in the absence of evidence: 24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told ...
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What Was the Messenger of Satan That Tormented Paul? [duplicate]

The apostle Paul describes being tormented by a "messenger of Satan": 2 Corinthians 12:7: “Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting ...
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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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Who anointed Jesus (and with what): the Spirit of the Lord or the Lord? Luke 4:18

Luke 4:16-21 (ESV): 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the ...
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Why did Jesus not know who touched him in Luke 8 :45?

And Jesus said, 'Who is it that touched me?' and all denying, Peter and those with him said, 'Master, the multitudes press thee, and throng thee, and thou dost say, Who is it that touched me!'
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Does Luke 1:17 allude to 1 Kings 18:37?

1 Kings 18 describes a contest between Elijah and Baals' prophets. Elijah prayed: 37 "Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning ...
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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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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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Luke 24:38 hearts or minds?

Luke 24:38 New International Version He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? English Standard Version And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why ...
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the relation between Luke 20:37 and 38

In his response to the query of the Sadducees about the resurrection, Jesus says: Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of ...
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What’s going on in the upper room on the night that Jesus was betrayed?

Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if ...
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What is the reason behind the variations of quoting Deut 6:5 in Matt 22:37, Mark 12:30, and Luke 10:27? [duplicate]

In Deut 6:5 we read (ESV): You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. But in Matt 22:37 we read (ESV): And he said to him, “You shall love ...
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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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Was Christ referring to a particular group in the parable of the great banquet in Luke 14

Luke 14:15-18 NIV 15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” 16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was ...
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Did the sinful woman have a pre-crucifixion understanding of salvation? Luke 7:50 [closed]

Luke 7:48-50 (ESV): 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to ...
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Was Judas possessed by Satan in John 13:27?

Matthew 8:16 New International Version When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. Matthew 8: 28 When he ...
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Given the dynamics of the words πλησίον and רֵעַ, what did Jesus illustrate with the Good Samaritan?

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29, ESV) ὁ δὲ θέλων ⸀δικαιῶσαι ἑαυτὸν εἶπεν πρὸς τὸν Ἰησοῦν· καὶ τίς ἐστίν μου πλησίον; (Luke 10:29, NA28) ...
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Was Mary inspired by Hannah?

In 1 Samuel 2:1-10 (NASB) 1 Then Hannah prayed and said, “My heart rejoices in the Lord; My horn is exalted in the Lord, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation....
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Acts 9 19b vs Galatians 1 16b

So I don't have any issue reconciling Acts 9 with Galatians one with regards to timelines or accuracy. The only thing I still struggle with that I'm hoping to get an answer on is the second part of ...
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Why doesn't Jesus mention requiring a human blood sacrifice to be forgiven?

In Luke 6:37, Jesus says "Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven." Similarly, at Matthew 6:14, Jesus says "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive ...
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What is the significance of the how-much-more arguments?

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! Matthew 12:11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the ...
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Is John 21:24 contradicting Luke 1:3?

At the beginning of his gospel, Luke states that (1:3): 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you....
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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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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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The Holy Ghost will be sent or was already sent? Luke 3:22 vs John 14:26

At Jesus' baptism, the Holy Ghost descends upon Him: And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I ...
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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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Who is in charge of rulers and governing authorities: God or Satan?

Romans 13:1-7 (NASB): Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists ...
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"Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to Him.” - why present tense instead of future tense in Luke 20:38?

Luke 20:34-40 (NASB): 34 Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and the women are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from ...
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Who sends the Holy Spirit? The Son or the Father?

7 But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. (John 16:7 NASB) vs. 26 But the ...
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Why does Jesus respond to a request about his Kingdom at Luke 23:42 by talking about Paradise in Luke 23:43?

At Luke 23:42, one of the criminals says to Jesus "Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!" (Berean Study Bible) Jesus then responds "Truly I tell you, today you will be ...
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Jesus denied being a spirit (Luke 24:39), yet God is spirit (John 4:24). Can we connect the dots and conclude that Jesus is not God?

Jesus denied being a spirit in Luke 24:39: See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you plainly see that I have.” (Luke 24:...
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The Meaning of “Transgressors” in Luke 22:37

Luke 22:36-37 (NASB): And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that ...
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Luke 13:28: are prophets already in the kingdom?

Do the words (or some of their grammatical features like tenses, verb aspects, etc.) in original Greek in Luke 13:28 contain any indication as to whether the mentioned persons (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, ...
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Is the tax collector in Luke 18:14 saved according to Rom 3:28?

Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 14“I tell you that this man, rather than ...
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What did Mary Magdalene tell the Disciples in John 20 vs Luke 24?

Why does Mary Magdalene in John 20:2 tell the John and Peter, "we do not know where they have laid him", if she and the other women were already told by the angels that Jesus had risen (Luke ...
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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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Who is the 'one and only son'? John 3:16 [closed]

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 Who is this son John speaks of? Surely it is Jesus as he ...
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What are the “things which make for peace” in Luke 19:42?

Luke 19:22 (NASB): If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. What are the "things which make for peace"? How ...
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Was Jesus drawing a parallel to Himself in Luke 19:21?

Jesus compares Himself to a nobleman going to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself (Luke 19:12). In that same parable, the nobleman is described by his servant as "an exacting man, ...
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Is faith quantifiable?

Berean Study Bible Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Add to us faith!” 6And the Lord said, “If you have faith like a grain of mustard, you would have said to this mulberry tree, ‘Be ...
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What evidence is there that Mark could have been dependent upon Luke?

There are approximately 106 pericopes shared by Mark & Luke (see Synoptic Abstract by Tyson & Longstaff). Most hold to the view that this shared material - and the frequency of its common ...
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Was John the Baptist a Nazirite?

Luke 1:11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13But the angel said to ...
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Why was Zacchaeus a son of Abraham? [closed]

Luke 19:1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was ...
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Why did Lazarus get to be with Abraham?

Luke 16:25 (NASB) But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. ...
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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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Same punishment or different punishments? Luke 12:42-48 vs Luke 13:1-5

Luke 12:42-48 (NIV) seems to support different degrees of punishment: 42 The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them ...

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