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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does "goes" refer to in Luke 22:22?

"For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!" LUKE 22:22 ESV. Does "goes" refer just to Judas' involvement with what happened to ...
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Are signs, wonders and miracles evidence of an authentic divine calling or not?

According to Paul and Jesus, the signs and wonders they performed attested to the authenticity of their callings: 12 The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with ...
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Should we consider Jesus' statements in John 6:54 and Luke 22:19-20 as parallel declarations?

In the Gospel of John, we read something that many disciples found hard to accept: John 6:54: “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."...
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Are evil spirits chained or not?

According to 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6, they are: 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; [...
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If Luke 1:17 was quoting the LXX version of Malachi 4:6, Why was ἐπιστρέφω used for “to turn” instead of copying ἀποκαθίστημι?

Should historians think Luke’s author used an available copy of LXX to reference Malachi 4:6, if the LXX-Malachi uses the Greek word “ἀποκαθίστημι” instead of “ἐπιστρέφω” in Luke 1:17? [LXX Malachi 4:...
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In Luke 5:20-25 was Jesus using accommodation to show that he could forgive sins?

And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but ...
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Why does James state that "the body without the SPIRIT is dead" (Jas. 2:26a)?

The partial verse in question is this: James 2:26a: "For just as the body without the spirit is dead" (emphasis added). It seems very noteworthy that both Christ and Stephen used the word &...
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Might Christ's addressing people as "sons" and "daughters" tell us anything about His deity (Matt. 9:2, Lk. 8:43-44, 48)?

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus heals a paralytic man, then pronounces something interesting: Matthew 9:2: "And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to ...
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How was Simeon able to have the Holy Spirit upon him prior to Pentecost? Luke 2:25-27

Luke 2:25-35 (ESV): 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And ...
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The Messiah would suffer according to Moses?

“Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things ...
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If the gospel is described in Luke 18:31-34, what gospel were the disciples preaching earlier in Luke 9:6?

If there is only one gospel, which gospel was being preached in Luke 9:6 which preceded Luke 18:31-34. Then Jesus took the Twelve aside and said to them, “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and ...
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What does “a day of the son of man” look like according to Luke 17:22

“And He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭ What was Jesus referring to, that the ...
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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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If the thief on the cross would join Christ in paradise, would Stephen experience the same in Acts 7:59?

In the Book of Acts, Stephen, the first Christian martyr, speaks directly to Christ in heaven: Acts 7:58-59: "When [the Jewish Council] had driven him out of the city, they began stoning [...
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Give us today our daily bread: aorist imperative vs present imperative

Matthew 6:11 New International Version Give us today our daily bread. Give δὸς (dos) Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged ...
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Luke 24 Why does Jesus open their hearts first before opening their eyes?

Luke 24 28And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 29But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the ...
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Did Pilate know that during the arrest of Jesus, Jesus healed Malchus' ear?

New American Standard Bible John 18: 3 So Judas, having obtained the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Roman ...
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Meaning of כָּמ֑וֹךָ in Hebrew / ὡς in Greek ("love thy neighbor *as* thyself")

What is the correct interpretation of the Hebrew "כָּמ֑וֹךָ" in Leviticus 19:18, or the Greek "ὡς" in Luke 10:27 (which is quoting the Leviticus verse)? I have a theory that "...
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Luke 8:42 "twelve" coincides with Luke 8:43 "twelve"?

Luke 8: 40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to ...
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Why would the resurrected Messiah eat ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43], if YHVH was to restore Vegetarianism [Isaiah 65:25]?

We learn Jesus the Nazarene after being resurrected - eats ἰχθύος "ichthys" (fish) meat in [Luke 24:42-43] : "And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb" (24:...
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In Luke 16:21 why were the dogs mentioned?

who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. (Luke 16:21, ESV) Some see the dogs as further insult to Lazarus. Some see the dogs ...
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If someone slaps you on your right? cheek

Luke 6: 29a If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. Matthew 5: 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the ...
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Was the transfigured face of Jesus 'white effulgent'?

... the appearance of his face became altered, and his garment white -- sparkling. [Young's Literal - Luke 9:29] και εγενετο εν τω προσευχεσθαι αυτον το ειδος του προσωπου αυτου ετερον και ο ...
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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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How might we interpret the "great chasm" from the account of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:26, NASB)?

In the Gospel of Luke, we read of the rich man and Lazarus: Luke 16:25-26, NAS: “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad ...
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Is Luke 13:7-9 an allusion to Isaiah 5:1-7?

Luke 13:7-9 ESV The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree Isaiah 5:1-7 ESV The vineyard of the Lord destroyed The above parable and song have similar symbols attached to it 1))Had a vineyard/had a vineyard 2)...
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What does "kata/as" mean in Luke 22:22?

"For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!". Luke 22:22. ESV As. "..the Son of Man goes "since" or "for" it ...
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How did baptism by John help the people and the tax collectors recognize God's justice in Jesus' response to John's doubt about Jesus' identity?

The passage in Luke 7:18-35 is not an easy one to understand because John the Baptist, who was so strong in his convictions that Jesus was the Messiah, seemed to be wavering and sent his disciples to ...

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