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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 those who reject Q explain Matthew 5:38-48 and Luke 6:27-36?

Matthew 5:38-48 from the Sermon on the Mount and Luke 6:27-36 from the Sermon on the Plains are clearly related, but there are also substantial differences including reorderings. I've coloured the ...
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Luke 16:8, what is the accurate translation “age” or “world”?

Luke 16:8 (ASV): {cf6 And his lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this world are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light.} ...
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(Luke 8:42-47 / Mark 5:25-35) Is Jesus Christ's Surprise Proof of Distinct Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity?

Is Jesus Christ's Surprise Proof of Distinct Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity? Luke 8:42-47 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 42 for he had an [c]only daughter, ...
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What is the Preterist view of the ‘Times of the Gentiles’?

Exactly when are the ‘Times of the Gentiles’ according to the Part-preterist prophetic viewpoint? “There will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. They will fall by the ...
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Are Matthew 11:6 and Luke 7:23 menace to the ungodly (impious)?

Matthew 11:6, Luke 7:23 (KJV): And blessed is {cf15I he}, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Matthew 11:6, Luke 7:23 (DRB): And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me. ...
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(Luke 8:42-47 / Mark 5:25-35) Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of Distinct & Separate Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity?

Is Delayed Realization/Awareness Proof of the Distinct & Separate Nature/Characteristic of the 3 persons in the Triune God/Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Luke 8:42-47 New American ...
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Was Psalm 2:7 fulfilled when Jesus was baptized?

The BDAG states the use of life in John 5:26 means transcendent life of God and Christ: For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. (KJV) I ...
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In Luke 13:32 what is the meaning of “I shall be perfected” KJV?

Luke 13:32 (KJV); And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third {cf15I day} I shall be perfected. Luke 13:32 (...
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How does Christ say Simon the Pharisee is forgiven little in Luke 7:47?

Luke 7:47 NASB 47 For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” After contrasting Simon the ...
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How should δὲ in Luke 24:44 be translated?

The Greek text of Luke 24:44 states: Εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς Οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι μου οὓς ἐλάλησα πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔτι ὢν σὺν ὑμῖν, ὅτι δεῖ πληρωθῆναι πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωϋσέως καὶ τοῖς προφήταις ...
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In Luke 2:24, and Leviticus 12, is a second turtledove implying that birth is a sin? [duplicate]

I read about the Law of Moses, mentioned in Luke 2:22, and it seems to imply that birth is a sin. Looking it up, the bible study resource I found referenced Leviticus 12:1-8. The relevant sections are ...
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In Luke 24:13, two apostles are mentioned. Who is the second?

It states after discussing the apostles that "Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem." Later, the chapter discusses how Jesus had ...
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Luke 7:31-35, The parable of the children in the marketplace

Is it right to think that Jesus is asking people why they are unhappy with John's preaching of repentance for forgiveness? Forgiving the sins of the tax collectors and sinners, as well as uplifting ...
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Luke 22:70 “You say I am” and Luke 23:3 “You say so”

Why does Jesus say "You say I am" and "You say so", when they haven't? Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. [Luke 22:70 KJV] and And Pilate ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek words “born of women” as they relate to John the Baptist and to Jesus Christ?

In Matthew 11:11 Jesus says: Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist [KJV] I understand that the relevant Greek words here (and in Luke 7:28) are ‘...
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Why did boy Jesus, 12 years old, remain behind in Jerusalem?

Did boy Jesus left his parents intentionally to be about His Father's House/Business? If so, would that be correct to say that He might even have planned His visit to the Temple to stay in the midst ...
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How to reconcile the power to forgive sins John 20:23, with ostensibly alternative paths to forgiveness?

With respect to seeking forgiveness, the penalty for sin and being saved by Grace; how is the teaching of the Lord's prayer and the lessons of faithful prayer to Our Father reconciled with the Christ'...
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Does the Greek text allow the Pope to change the Lord’s prayer from “and lead us not into temptation” to “and do not let us fall into temptation?

This is Matthew 6:13 / Luke 11:4, the Lord’s prayer. I’m not sure exactly when the Pope came out with this but understand it might have been early June 2019. This previous related question -"Do ...
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Does Jesus make an allusion to Exodus 4:10 in Luke 6:46?

Jesus used the phrase "Lord Lord" 5 times. Two are used in parables and two, which deal with final judgment at the close of the Sermon on the Mount and this use in Luke: “Why do you call me ‘Lord, ...
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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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In Luke 18:36-37, why does the blind man say “Son of David” instead of “Jesus of Nazareth”?

In Luke 18:36-37 [NASB]: Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have ...
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In Luke 2:21-24 what is the prophetic significance of Mary buying her firstborn son back from the LORD?

[Luk 2:21-24 NASB] (21) And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. (22) And when the days ...
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Is Luke 21:24 an allusion to Daniel 7:25?

Both passages speak of the "trampling" of Jerusalem and both by gentiles and both for a specified, limited time period referred to as "times": [Luk 21:24 NIV] (24) They will fall by the sword and ...
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What is the accurate translation of Luke 14:15: “eat bread” or “be a guest”?

My question concerns the translation of Luke 14:15 in the King James Version (KJV) and the Bible in Basic English (BBE). King James Version: 15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard ...
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Why did Angel Gabriel greet Mary saying “the Lord is with you” in Luke1:28?

The angel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” (Luke1:28) How can the angel said "the Lord is with you" when the Holy Spirit had not yet ...
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In luke 17:30-31: was Luke referring to the coming of Christ or destruction of Jerusalem?

Luke 17:30-31 NIV 30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, ...
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Was Christ saying a servant should not be thanked in Luke 17:9?

Luke 17:7-9 NASB 7 “Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come immediately and [g]sit down to eat’? 8 But will he not say to ...
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In Luke 13:28 does Jesus mean Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are prophets?

As Jesus is traveling through towns and villages on His way to Jerusalem, someone asks Him about the number of those who will be saved: And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be ...
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Peter's second comment to the maiden's interrogation in Mark

In Mark 14:68 Peter denies knowing Jesus but he also says he does not understand what she meant. But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went ...
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Why did Jesus instruct his disciples to dust their own feet against unwelcoming towns?

At Luke 10:10-11 (NRSVCE) we see one of the instructions that Jesus gives to his disciples while sending them out to preach the Gospel : But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, ...
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Why did Jesus say that Jairus’s daughter wasn’t dead?

Luke 8: 41Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. ...
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What did Evangelist Luke mean by 'many' in his introductory statement?

We see the introductory paragraph of the Gospel according to Luke, as follows: Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, Luke 1 ...
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Do Jesus' words in Luke 10:22 support Marcion's theology

Marcion says that Moses and The Jewish writings should not be relied upon and does not give a clear view of God The Father whom Jesus Christ revealed to the world. Christ says, that no one knew Him ...
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Is Luke 12:35-40 a parallel of Matthew 25:1-13?

Luke 12:35-40 NASB 35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they ...
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Why is the indefinite aorist tense used in Luke 22:15 'With desire I have desired / 'Ἐπιθυμίᾳ ἐπεθύμησα?

Why is the indefinite aorist tense used in Luke 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer... I am most interested in the hebraism used here ...
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Is Luke 21:28 alluding to Job 10:14-17?

[Luk 21:28 ESV] (28) Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." [Job 10:14-17 ESV] (14) If I sin, you watch me and do ...
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Is Luke 19:44 an allusion to Psalm 137:9?

[Luke 19:44 NLT] (44) They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not accept your opportunity for salvation." ...
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In Luke 21:22 when did Jesus say the days of vengeance would occur?

Jesus described his mission in terms taken directly from Isaiah: [Luk 4:19 NKJV] (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." mGNT Luke 4:19 κηρύξαι ἐνιαυτὸν κυρίου δεκτόν [...
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What might be the symbolic significance of the “fig tree” in John 1:48-50?

John spills a bit of ink describing a seemingly pointless detail about a Jew climbing up a fig tree and Philip calling him from below his fig tree: [Jhn 1:48-50 KJV] (48) Nathanael saith unto him, ...
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What offense was Jesus referring to in Luke 7:23? “And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me."

John's disciples had just come to see Jesus and asked him if He was the Messiah. “Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind ...
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Is Luke 18:18 alluding to Exodus 2:2?

[Luke 18:18-20 NLT] (18) Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question: "Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?" (19) "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "Only God is ...
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In Luke 12:8-9 what do “confesses me before men” and “deny” mean?

[Luke 12:8 YLT] 'And I say to you, Every one -- whoever may confess with me before men, the Son of Man also shall confess with him before the messengers of God, 12:8 λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν πᾶς ὃς ἂν ...
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What is the meaning of “good” in Luke 18:19? [duplicate]

A rich man called Jesus as "Good Teacher". In reply Jesus told him "Why do you call me good?" further Jesus added, "No one is good but God alone". What does Jesus mean here. Is Jesus not good? Why ...
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What does μὴ ἐγκακεῖν mean in Luke 18:1?

What does μὴ ἐγκακεῖν mean in Luke 18:1? (Greek text from NA27) Note ἐγκακέω is the preposition ἔν combined with the verb κακέω. In BAG “ἐγκακέω is defined as 1. become weary, tired w. ptc. foll. … ...
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From what tribe did Jesus come?

In Revelation 22:16, Jesus says, "I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star." Joseph the father of Ephraim has a dream prophesying of himself being the brightest star of ...
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Is Jesus claiming to be God with his statement in Luke 21:33?

Is Jesus claiming to be God with his statement in Luke 21:33? What Jesus said in Luke 21:33 sounds like claiming to be God: Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. (...
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Why is the word “honeycomb”, in Luke 24:42, missing from most Bible translations?

King James, together with a few other translations, has "fish and honeycomb" in Luke 24:42, while most other translations only mention "fish". Why is "honeycomb" missing? Is "honeycomb" a newer added ...
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Should we take up our cross daily or not?

In Luke 9:23 in the HCSB Jesus is quoted saying "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow Me." In the parallel passages in Mark 8, and Matthew 16 ...
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Had Moses resurrected already in the holy mountain? [closed]

Luke 9:30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. Moses died long time ago. Had Moses resurrected already in the holy mountain? Because he was talking with ...
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Should μὴ πτοηθῆτε in Luke 21:9 be imperative instead of subjunctive?

ESV translates μὴ πτοηθῆτε "do not be terrified." HCSB "don't be alarmed" NASB95 "do not be terrified" ASV "be not terrified" NKJV "do not be terrified" Since accents and punctuation weren't in ...

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