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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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Has Christ's promise in Luke 17:24 ever been fulfilled? [closed]

In the Gospel of Luke we are explicitly told: Luke 17:22-24: "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 ...
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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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Is Luke 11:9-13 a promise for believers or unbelievers?

Luke 11:9-13 (ESV): 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, ...
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Is the Jew versus Gentile/Tax Collector theme an interpretive framework for the gospel of Luke?

There seems to be a Jew vs Gentile theme running in the gospel of Luke.Most of the parables seem to pit the faith of Jews vs that of Gentiles/Samaritans/tax collectors Luke 5:27-32 Levi the Tax ...
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Can we interpret darkness falling over all the land as Christ, "the Light of the world" being extinguished during His death (Lk. 23:44-46)?

Late in the Gospel of Luke we read: Luke 23:44-46: "It was now about the sixth hour [noon], and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour [3 pm], 45because the sun was obscured; and ...
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Would the rich man have extended the invitation to the second group if it had not been rejected by the first group in Luke 14:16-24? [closed]

The Parable of the Great Banquet Luke 14:16-24 ESV In the above parable there are two groups mentioned who are invited separately in the parable of the great banquet.The first group rejects the ...
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Could Christ's words "will He find faith on the earth" (Lk. 18:8) parallel Gen. 6:6-8?

In the Gospel of Luke, Christ asks a curious question: Luke 18:8b: "However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" It is as if Christ is predicting that faith in God ...
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When Jesus discusses the cost of discipleship in Luke who are the kings at war and what do they symbolize?

When Jesus discusses the cost of discipleship in Luke, who are the two kings at war and what do they symbolize? Most of us are familiar with John 3:16 and its promise of salvation and eternal life for ...
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Why is the genealogy in Ruth different from Luke?

In Ruth 4:18-22, the genealogy recorded is different from Luke Luke 3:23-38. Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron, 19 Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, 20 ...
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Has the Kingdom of God arrived or not (Luke 11:20, cf. Matt. 3:2)?

Many passages appear to suggest that Christ's Kingdom arrived in the first century. Is this true, or are we to look forward to this kingdom? "Kingdom of Heaven" Matthew 3:2: "Repent, ...
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In Luke 11:42–43 did Jesus have Micah 6:8 in mind?

See the matching with [A], [B], and [C]. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice [A] and the love of God [B]. These you ought to have done, without ...
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Which Hebrew word does Jesus use for "hell"?

Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. When Jesus speaks this to the live audience, which Hebrew word does Jesus use for ...
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How should the singular "mind" in Luke 24:45 be understood?

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 ...
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Symbolism of green wood, and the dry

Luke 23:31:- “For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?” What do the “green wood”, and the “dry” one indicate?
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How to reconcile Luke 9:60 and Exodus 20:12 (honor your father)?

Jesus told a potential disciple in Luke 9: 59 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, ...
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From what "version" of Isaiah 61 was Jesus reading in Luke 4?

In Luke 4:18, 19 (ESV translation), we read that Jesus reads from a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. In this particular translation, Jesus (quoting Isaiah) says that "The Spirit of the Lord is upon ...
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In Luke 8, why didn't Christ instruct the woman to appear before the priest?

After healing a man afflicted with leprosy Christ bids him to appear before the priests and offer sacrifices prescribed by the law Mark 1:40-43 NIV 40 A man with leprosy[h] came to him and begged him ...
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Luke 11:41 What is clean by giving alms?

But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. (Luke 11:41 - KJV) But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you. (...
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Acts 1:18 - Matthew 27:5 - Contradiction on Judas death & who purchased the field (silver coins) [duplicate]

Acts 1:18-19 18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it was known unto all the ...
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Why did Christ seemingly discourage the volunteer in Luke 9:57?

In the following text Christ seemingly discourages the volunteer who wanted to follow him.In the answer that he gives to the volunteer that of having no place to lay his head is somehow discouraging ...
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Luke 1: 28 favored vs highly favored

New International Version Luke 1:28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” New American Standard Bible And coming in, he said to her, “...
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Did Jesus practice eisegesis in Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4 [closed]

It has been suggested here that these verses prove that Jesus practiced eisegesis simply because his OT source is not familiar. Is there a plausible source for his teaching which does not require ...
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Luke 23:11 - What did Herod communicate when he sent Jesus back to Pilot in "splendid clothing?"

11 And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other ...
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Could Satan be speaking through Job's wife (Job 2:9)?

In the Book of Job, we initially read of Satan telling God: Job 1:11: "But put forth Your hand now and touch all that [Job] has; he will surely curse You to Your face" (emphasis added). ...
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David was 30 years old when he became king. Jesus was 30 when he started public ministry. Coincidence?

2 Samuel 5:4 New International Version David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. Luke 3:23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. ...
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How do we reconcile John 5:28-29 ("all who are in the tombs") with Luke 20:38 ("God of the living")?

Christ states the following, recorded in John's Gospel: John 5:28-29: “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29and will come forth; ...
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Matthew 1:16 Father or Husband of Mary?

I found in Matthew 1 of the Peshitta, Joseph as a father to Mary and not husband! And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Matt 1:16 - KJV) ιακωβ δε ...
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How is Daniel 4:17 to be reconciled with Luke 4:5-6?

In the Book of Daniel the text states that God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses: Daniel 4:17: "This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a ...
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Why does 12-yr-old Jesus [Luke 2:48-49] contradict 30-yr-old Jesus [Mark 7:11-13] about Korban & honoring your mother? [closed]

In [Luke 2:48-49], we notice Jesus as a child not properly fulfilling the mitsvah of [Exodus 20:12] since his mother Mary verbalized her frustration & anxiety about Jesus’ secret return to the ...
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Why is there a separation between Luke and Acts?

Even though there are still some discussions on that, Luke is widely recognized as the author of the book of Acts. Wikenhauser-Schmid (Einleitung, 376) list the following modern interpreters who ...
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Did Jesus imply that demons are fallen spirits sided with Satan in Luke 10:17-20?

Luke 10: 17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19I have given you authority to ...
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How are we to reconcile Christ's words in Matt./Mk. with Lk./1 Cor. 11 on Communion?

There seems to be a distinction between what Christ tells the 12 disciples (26:20) in Matthew and Mark in contrast to Luke: Matthew 26:26-28: "While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and ...
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Verbs in Lord’s Prayer

“Thy Kingdom come” in Lord’s Prayer: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10 KJV) Q1. Does this mean: A1. We hope and pray that your kingdom will come. Or A2. ...
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Does it matter being the least in the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt. 11:11)? Should believers be concerned? [duplicate]

What wrong (s) John the Baptist did for the relegation? Will John be least for eternity? His martyrdom might have changed it? How Jesus' warnings including Mt. 5:19 applicable to all bible students? ...
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Do angels observe our church meetings according to 1 Corinthians 11:10?

NIV 1 Corinthians 11: 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4Every man who prays or prophesies with his ...
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What is the significance of the numbers repeated in reverse in Luke 12:52?

Luke 12:52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. What is the significance of the numbers repeated in reverse?
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Are Luke 7:1-10 and John 4:46-54 describing the same historic event?

Both events relative to Capernaum while Jesus was travelling. In both cases it was remote healing. Both involve officials. However, there were many differences.
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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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In Luke, Jesus speaks about the righteous not needing a physician. Just who were the righteous? (Luke 5:31)

It strains credulity that Christ considered anyone righteous before Him, and yet: Luke 5:31-32: "[Jesus] answered [the Pharisees and their scribes] and said to them, 'It is not those who are ...
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Is there anything we can infer about Joseph's age from the use of 'man' to describe him in Luke?

Luke 1:27 says "to a virgin pledged in marriage to a man named Joseph" The term used to describe Joseph is ἀνδρὶ (andri). Strong's 435: A male human being; a man, husband. A primary word; ...
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Is the dialogue with the scribe in Mark 12:28-34 an example of Jesus' sense of humor?

We see in Mark 12:28-34, the discussion between Jesus and the scribe, on the greatest commandment: One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered ...
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Why did the angel instruct Zacharias to name his son John?

Beginning in Luke 1, we read about Zacharias, father of John the Baptist (I'm using quite a few surrounding verses for context): Luke 1:12-15: "Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and ...
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What was the original word that Jesus used while commending himself to the Father at the Cross?

Luke 23:46 is expressed in different versions of the NT with different phraseology, For instance .... KJV :And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my ...
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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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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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Why did "Abraham" call the rich man "child" in Luke 16:25?

Luke 16:25: "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 Jesus’ family move up the economic social ladder?

Under the old covenant a woman who had given birth was required to offer a sacrifice. This sacrifice could also determine how well to do or not so well to do she was “and he shall offer it before the ...
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Did Jesus pay to reserve the upper room?

“and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished ...
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As Mary was too poor to offer a lamb after giving birth to Jesus, offering birds instead, does this prove the Magi had not yet pitched up with gold?

As Mary was too poor to offer a lamb after giving birth to Jesus, offering birds instead, does this prove the Magi had not yet pitched up with gold? Otherwise, she could have afforded to buy a huge ...
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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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