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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

I don't think the Nazarene in the synagogue had a moment thought Jesus was the Christ. After Jesus said, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." Luke 4:22 told the response of ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

Modern views There is a risk of reading this passage anachronistically, and both Jews & Christians have been known to apply post-2nd temple-interpretations to these verses. A common, contemporary ...
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What is the connection between "I am the resurrection and life, whoever believes in me will live" and Martha's "You are the Christ, the Son of God"?

Everything about the Messiah we have in the NT, can be found in the Jewish interpretations, so it shouldn't be surprising to find they already understood that the Messiah is not just the Mighty God, ...
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What is the connection between "I am the resurrection and life, whoever believes in me will live" and Martha's "You are the Christ, the Son of God"?

I assume that the connection between Jesus' two statements: John 11:25, 26 - I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me will live, even though he dies. 26 And everyone who lives and ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

At the time, no, that's why Herod and pharisees were trying so hard to get Him to make a mistake, scripturally and non-scripturally. It was unheard of at the time, imagine the Son of God who is God ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

The place where the Lord read from the scroll of Isaiah was in His own city, where he grew up and lived most of his own life. He says in verse 24 that a prophet is not acceptable in his own country. ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

The Messianic claim is evident in the passage, and it was clearly understood by the listeners. You don't have to clearly spell it out. The works of miracles that Jesus did made him a candidate for the ...
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At Luke 4:21, would Jesus' audience have understood him to be claiming to be the Christ, the Son of God?

It is true that very few people knew that Jesus was the Christ = Messiah; the reason is rather simple - it had been revealed to very few people. More specifically, we have: Matt 2:4 - the Magi were ...
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