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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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What is the meaning of "Abraham's Bosom" (Luke 16:19ff)? [duplicate]

Often it is difficult to discern the meaning of certain passages. For example, in the Gospel of Luke there this curious text: Luke 16:22: “Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to ...
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What/who is being referenced with Jesus' use of 'episkope/s' in Luke 19:44, translated from Greek as 'visitation' in the NASB and most other bibles?

Luke 19:44 (NASB) "...and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your ...
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How should we understand the word usually translated as 'authority' at Luke 5:24 - is it given or not?

Luke 5:24 is "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins...” He said to the paralytic, “I tell you, get up, pick up your mat, and go home.”" ...
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In Acts 25:13 Luke says that King Agrippa and Bernice came to pay respects to Festus. Was he referring to Herod Agrippa II

I am just curious about this verse... If he was referring to Herod Agrippa II what does he mean by "pay respects" to Festus who was a procurator? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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John 19:5 Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man?

John 19:5 English Standard Version So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man? Luke ...
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did Jesus come to bring peace?

Did Jesus really come to bring peace or is there a contradiction? We have; Matthew 5:38–39 “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a ...
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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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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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Parable of the unjust steward - is Jesus teaching people to follow this example or to NOT be like this? What is meant by His comments on wisdom?

The parable of the unjust steward records that a steward/manager was to be fired. He proceeded to reduce the debts owed by debtors to his master, and he was commended for this. This has long been a ...
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What is meant by "You being evil" in Luke 11:13?

We are warned by God about evil throughout Scripture. In this instance, it seems to apply to Christ's audience directly. How are we to understand this ungodly menace as stated in Luke 11:13?: Luke 11:...
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What's wrong with being wise and learned that warrants being denied by God the secrets of His kingdom? Luke 10:21

Luke 10:17-24 (ESV): 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 ...
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Is the thief on the cross the first person saved under the new covenant?

Luke 23: 39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you ...
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What is meant by damnation? Are there different types of damnation? When does this happen?

What is meant by "damnation?" 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, ...
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Did Satan want Jesus crucified or not? Matthew 16:21-23 vs Luke 22:3-6

Many interpret Jesus' words in Matthew 16:23 as evidence that Satan manipulated Peter into attempting to dissuade Jesus from going to the cross (see the top answers to this related question for ...
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Blessed are the poor or poor in spirit?

Luke 6:20b Jesus said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the ...
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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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What does Jesus mean by this in Luke 4:18?

He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind Context 👇 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the ...
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What was John's motivation for wanting to stop a man using Jesus' name in Luke 9:49?

Luke 9:49 NLT says John said to Jesus, “Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn’t in our group.”
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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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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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