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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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A sinner or the sinner in Luke 18:13?

Luke 18:13 New International Version "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.' a τῷ (tō) ...
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What was John doing in the wilderness before his ministry?

Luke 3 opens with the period in history (15th year of Tiberius Caesar) in which “the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.” (NASB) At this point, John had lived in the ...
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Was it Faith or Fabric that healed the sick woman in Luke 8:44-46?

In Luke 8:44-46 [NIV], we read about a Sick Woman who touches the cloak of Jesus & miraculously becomes healed : [44] She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her ...
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Why did the disciples have so much trouble recognizing Jesus after his resurrection?

John 20 11Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at ...
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What is the pure speech in Zephaniah 3:9?

Zephaniah 3 English Standard Version 9 “For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord. ...
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Did Jesus first appear to the 11 disciples in Jerusalem or Galilee?

There seems to be a disagreement between the gospels of Luke and Matthew regarding the location of the first appearance of the resurrected Jesus to the eleven disciples. The author of Luke states, ...
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Where was Jesus after he stopped breathing on the Cross until he came out of the tomb? [closed]

NIV Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." NIV Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8This is ...
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What is so special about "ego eimi"?

John 10:9 New International Version I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. I ἐγώ (egō) Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st ...
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Why no greeting on the way? Luke 10:4

Luke 10:4 (NASB) Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.
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(Matthew 5:38-42) "slaps you on your **right cheek**, turn the other to him also" means enemy will have to right-hand punch victim as an equal

A Roman Catholic priest explained during a service that Matthew 5:38-42 gives the victim a chance to show the opponent/adversary/enemy that said victim is an equal. To elaborate, the aforementioned ...
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What's the significance of "cool my tongue" in the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus?

Luke 16:24 So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' His whole body is in ...
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What is the meaning behind Simeon’s words in Luke 2:29-32; 34-35?

I recently came across a Wikipedia article about the ‘Nunc Dimittis’, the Song or Canticle of Simeon. It is based on Luke 2:29-32. Here is a brief extract from the article: According to the ...
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Explain why it is believed that Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles?

What proofs are there to support “evidence that Luke is the writer of the Book of Acts?”
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Was Jesus really born in a manger? [closed]

While reading about protoevangelium noticed the following description of Jesus Jesus was Eve's offspring, naturally. He was born to a virgin, was the son of a carpenter, born in lowly Bethlehem, in a ...
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Was the Pharisee praying by himself or with himself in Luke 18:11?

New International Version Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector. ...
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Jesus wept 2 times or more?

John 11:35 Jesus wept. Luke 19:41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it Jesus wasn't afraid to cry in the public. Was this common at the time?
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A Question about 'supersubstantialem' in Matthew 6:11 (Vulgate)

The Douay Rheims version (Challoner) has this for Matthew 6:11 : Give us this day our supersubstantial bread which is translated from the Vulgate : panem nostrum supersubstantialem da nobis hodie ...
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Why does Paul contradict Jesus regarding acceptance of women’s uncovered hair during worship?

Why does Jesus respect women’s uncovered hair during worship in Luke 7:44, but Paul rejects women’s uncovered hair during worship in 1 Corinthians 11:5-6? Luke 7:44 [NIV] - Jesus Respecting Women’s ...
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What does the risen Jesus mean, 'for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have'. Luke 24:39?

Luke 24:39 "See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." First some brief points; Jesus is now ...
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How can priestly sections(Zechariah/Abijah) clarify chronology of Luke 1?

8 Now it happened that while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division When was this? Gene believes it can be dated to the day. https://www.worldcat....
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Did Jesus die on the Cross & was he a spirit or not? [closed]

From the evidence it appears that Jesus did not die on the cross based on the below. Rom 6:9 & 1 Pete 3:18 imply Jesus died and raised as a spirit. Yet Luke 24:39 Jesus is not a spirit. Hosea 6:...
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Does Hebrews 10:4 contradict Jesus regarding Sacrificial Atonement?

Hebrews 10:4 states: "It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." - This is the thrust of the entire New Covenant. However, in Matthew 26:28, Jesus states: "...
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What does gnashing of teeth mean in Luke 13:28

28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. Luke 13:28 (KJV) Is the ...
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Which law did Peter allude to in Acts 10:28?

Luke 7:2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. 3The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his ...
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Is Luke 15 intended as an argument for, against or to qualify the idea of irrecoverable apostasy?

In Hebrews 12, the author argues from the account of Jacob and Esau to warn against apostasy. He suggests that if one sells their inheritance as Esau did, then there is no way to get it back, because ...
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What is the significance of “a man carrying a jar of water” in Luke 22:10?

Luke 22:7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” 9 “Where do ...
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What kind of food did Jesus eat? [closed]

Luke 9:16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. Besides bread and fish, what ...
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What is the significance of 7 brothers in Luke 20:29?

Luke 20:27 Then some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to question Him. 28“Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no ...
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Luke 19:44b They will not leave one stone on another. Is it literal or hyberbole?

Luke 19:44 They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God's coming to you. How does this relate to the standing Western Wall or Wailing Wall in the Old City ...
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Did Jesus imply that others cast out demons by the finger of God in Luke 11:17-20?

Luke 11:17 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and a house divided against a house will fall. 18If Satan is divided against himself, ...
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Why did Jesus forbid the disciples to take a change of clothes on their mission journey in Luke 9:3?

Luke 9 New Living Translation 1 One day Jesus called together his twelve disciples and gave them power and authority to cast out all demons and to heal all diseases. 2Then he sent them out to tell ...
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What is the implication of Luke 8:21 concerning Jesus' human mother and brothers?

Luke 8:19 Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. 20 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to ...
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Did the Roman soldier actually meet Christ as alluded in Matthew 8:5-6?

Matthew 8:5-6 NLT 5 When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer[b] came and pleaded with him, 6 “Lord, my young servant[c] lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” In the above texts ...
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What did Elizabeth mean by "the mother of my Lord" in Luke 1:43?

Before Jesus was born, Elizabeth called him "my Lord" in Luke 1:43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? Later, her son John knew that he was not the ...
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When did disciples go to Galilee to meet Jesus?

In gospel of matthew story ended with disciples went to Galilee and Jesus announced The Great Commission Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.(...
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How does Matthew 12:19 describe Jesus?

Matthew 12:19 He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. Matthew 12:19 seems to describe the strong silent type but Jesus hardly was the silent type. Luke 19:37 When ...
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Who were "them" in Luke 23:34 when Jesus forgave "them" on the Cross?

Luke 23:34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. When Jesus said, "Father, forgive them", ...
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Why is Elijah/Elias mentioned Luke 9:54 in the KJV but not in some other bible versions such as the NASB?

Luke 9:54 KJV: And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? Luke 9:54 NASB: When His ...
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Forgive us our sins or forgive us our debts or both?

Matthew 6:12 Young's Literal Translation And forgive us our debts (ὀφειλήματα), as also we forgive our debtors (ὀφειλέταις). Luke 11:4 Young's Literal Translation and forgive us our sins (ἁμαρτίας),...
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Who is the dresser of the vineyard in Luke 13:6-9?

Luke 13:6-9 6 He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his ...
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Singular τὸν κόλπον in Luke 16:22 but plural τοῖς κόλποις in Luke 16:23

Luke 16:22–23 22 ἐγένετο δὲ ἀποθανεῖν τὸν πτωχὸν καὶ ἀπενεχθῆναι αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τῶν ἀγγέλων εἰς τὸν κόλπον Ἀβραάμ· ἀπέθανεν δὲ καὶ ὁ πλούσιος καὶ ἐτάφη. 23 καὶ ἐν τῷ ᾅδῃ ἐπάρας τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ, ...
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Luke 10:27 vs Matthew 22:37 vs Deuteronomy 6:5

Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind;... Matthew 22:37 And He said to him, “‘...
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Why doesn’t Jesus’ genealogy in Luke 3:31 go through Solomon to David?

According to the following passage “And David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to David. And these are the names of ...
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Why did Christ instruct his followers to carry purse and bag in Luke 22:36

Initial when Christ sent out his disciples he instructed them not to carry purse or bag .Luke 10:4 NIV 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. But later after the ...
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Luke 16:30-31, who are "they" that will not be convinced if someone should rise from the dead?

Does v 31b means "the rise from the dead" will not persuade unbelievers at all? Text: Luke 16:30-31(ESV) 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they ...
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Simon the leper and Simon the Pharisee are one person and Mary of Bethany is not the woman of ill-repute with alabaster jar [closed]

The Hebrew Roots Bible denotes Simon in these events of the women anointing Jesus as Simon the potter. In Aramaic the name Simon is Shimeon for the Pharisee and for the potter. Is it possible that ...
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Who was preventing Jesus's statement from being understood? Luke 9:45

In Luke 9:45 it says that it was "hidden from them". Who concealed it? Jesus was asking them to listen, pay attention... who was working against Jesus?
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Is there a parallel between Luke 1:35 and Genesis 1:2?

NIV Luke 1:35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. NIV Genesis 1:2 Now ...
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Why Douay-Rheims Bible translated both "rogo" and "orate" as "pray"?

Luke 22:46, (DRB): And he said to them: Why sleep you? arise, pray, lest you enter into temptation. Luke 22:46, (Latin Vulgate): et ait illis quid dormitis surgite orate ne intretis in temptationem ...
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Ecclesiastes 12:9-11, could we discern some aspects of the personality of Jesus from these verses?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-11, (DRB): 9And whereas Ecclesiastes was very wise, he taught the people, and declared the things that he had done: and seeking out, he set forth many parables. 10He sought ...

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