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A Gentile-oriented "orderly account" of the ministry of Jesus attributed to Luke the physician as the "former book" mentioned in Acts of the Apostles.

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How does Luke target gentiles in the New Testament?

It is known that the Gospel of Luke targets directly gentile Christians and Greeks. Matthew uses references to the Old Testament, Jewish customs and ideologies to target his audience of Jews, but ...
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Is Judas liable for his betrayal sin?

In Luke we are told, Luke 22:3And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve. 4And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he ...
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Do any church fathers interpret Luke 18:17 as teaching the necessity of infant baptism?

Luke 18:15-17 (DRB) And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to ...
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According to Calvinists, what does “looking back” refer to in Luke 9:62?

Luke 9:62 (DRB) Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Question According to Calvinists, what does "looking back" refer to?
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What is the significance of Mary treasuring and pondering in her heart? [closed]

In "the Christmas parts" in Luke Mary's reaction to many great occurrences is to treasure and ponder them in her heart. Is there specific significance to this phrasing or is it simply to highlight ...
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Matthew/Luke Generations missing between Rahab and David

While some people are interested in where the generations are different, my problem comes from where they are the same, to wit: Boaz, Obed, Jesse, David Now Rahab is listed as the mother of Boaz. My ...
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How are the words of Mary in Luke 1:34 incontrovertible proof of her perpetual virginity?

Based on this question it seems that a lot of weight is given to the simple statement by Mary to Gabriel that she is a virgin. Luke 1:34 NIV How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a ...
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Perpetual virginity of Mary: why did Mary see “not knowing man” as an obstacle to the conception of Jesus?

It seems rather incontrovertable from the logic (Luke 1): You will concieve and bear a son How shall this be, since I know not man That Mary sees it as impossible to conceive, specifically because ...
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According to orthodox Trinitarians, why did Jesus respond that only God is good?

18"Why do you call Me good?” Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone." (Mark 10:18 BSB, Luke 18:19 BSB) How can Jesus be God Himself (and part of the Trinity) when he says "no one is good ...
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Good Samaritan - Chronology, Geography

I'm currently studying the parable of the Good Samaritan, and I'm wondering why it was chronologically placed in Luke 10 which seems to indicate the encounter with the expert in the law occurred ...
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Why did Jesus call Abel a prophet?

In Luke 11:50-51, the Lord Jesus Christ calls Abel a prophet: "Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the ...
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What is the real biblical reasons why Joseph & Mary did not offer a one year old lamb? [closed]

1 "Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: ‘When a woman gives birth and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her ...
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What is the meaning when Jesus said “I commend my spirit” in Luke 23:46?

Then Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit.” And when He had said this, He breathed His last.(Luke 23:46) The Catholic Church teaches the Jesus Christ was True ...
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Lazarus and the rich man's table

Luke 16:21 What kind of table is this that the crumbs can fall from? I thought they were basically on the floor sitting on or around something spread out on which food was set.
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Why are most Christians reluctant to identify the Lazarus Jesus raised from the dead with Lazarus in the story of the rich man and Lazarus? [closed]

I’m doing a talk in a few weeks on the story of ‘the Rich Man and Lazarus’ (Luke 16:19-31), and I find that it fits quite nicely with the account of the raising of Lazarus from the dead in John 11. ...
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what is “the argument” of Jesus in Luke 24:39?

Luke 24:39 Look at my hands. Look at my feet. You can see that it's really me. Touch me and make sure that I am not a ghost, because ghosts don't have bodies, as you see that I do." I'm in the ...
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Why were some words omitted in Luke 18: 24 in Catholic editions of NT?

We see different kinds of presentation of Luke 18: 23-24 concerning the rich man wanting to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. For instance we read .... " But when he heard this, he became sad; for he ...
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According to the Catholic Church, in Luke 10:19 what kind of authority & power Jesus had given the Apostles & Disciples?

What I'm looking for: Scriptures said 'See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, do not ...
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Are the Ten Commandments in OT arranged in the order of their importance to the believer?

At Luke 18:18-20 we see: A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. You know ...
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Why was the name of St Joseph not mentioned at Luke 2: 19?

At Luke 2:15-19 (NRSVCE) we see: When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which ...
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How do soul sleep adherents explain Lk 23:43?

Luke 23:43 says: And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Jesus told the thief on the cross beside him that he'll be in paradise with Jesus that day. Being ...
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Were the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts written by the same person?

Can you please explain why some people would argue that the Gospel of Luke and Acts were written by the same person?
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How can a Church Theologically Justify not Paying Taxes? [closed]

I assume most people here are familiar with Luke 20:19-26. In it, Jesus essentially makes the argument that money has the face of Caesar on it, it belongs to Caesar and not God. The interpretation ...
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Why could not Mary Magdalene touch the resurrected body of Jesus?

In John 20:17 it is written that, when Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene after resurrection, He says to her: Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my Father However, Jesus does tell to other ...
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Understanding Zechariah's prophecy in Luke 1 as a Protestant, Evangelical Dispensationalist believer

In Luke 1:68–69, Zechariah says under the influence of the Holy Spirit: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation ...
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Could Jesus have sweated actual blood in the garden of Gethsemane? [closed]

In John 19 verses 33-36, it is written that The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an ...
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According to Protestants, why was Mary troubled at the greeting of Gabriel?

We read the following in Luke's Gospel (1:26-38 DRB): And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name ...
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is Adam no longer the son of God?

Luke 3:38 (KJV) states (emphasis added): which was the son of Enos, which was the son of seth, whcih was the son of Adam, which was the son of God" . The verse uses the past tense. Does that ...
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Has the Catholic Church responded to the apparent implausibility of a census as described in Luke?

Over on History Stack Exchange, answers to the question Why would Jesus' parents travel to their birthplace for a Roman census? indicate that the scholarly consensus is that Luke is wrong in his ...
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Who shall not taste of death? Matthew 16:28, Mark 9:1, Luke 9:27 [closed]

Matthew 16:28 says: Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Mark 9:1 says: And he said unto them, ...
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What did the Centurion mean by ' the word '?

In Luke 7: 6-7 (ESV), we read about "the word" in the faith of the Centurion story: "And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, ...
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Is there any significance to the aside in Luke 23:12, regarding Pilate and Herod?

In Luke 23, Jesus is taken to Pilate and Herod to be tried for his supposed crimes against Rome and the Jews. In verse 12, there's an interesting aside: ¶ And the same day Pilate and Herod were ...
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Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Unfaithful Wife

In Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on Numbers 5:11-31 (The Test of the Unfaithful Wife) there are several references to Luke 5:18-32 (Jesus Heals a Paralytic Man). How does the Old Testament test ...
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Why is Jesus' lineage different in Matthew and Luke? [duplicate]

In Matthew 1, there is a genealogy of Jesus from Abraham to Jesus, but in Luke 3:23-28, there is also a genealogy of Jesus from God to Adam to Jesus, but it's different to Matthews' version. Why? And ...
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Why did Magdalena use her hair to dry Jesus' feet?

I don't really understand this part of the story in Luke 7:38. Why would Mary Magdalena use her hair to dry Jesus' feet? I have some clues, but I don't want to guide the replies. I'd like to know ...
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What were the topics of discussion which Jesus had at the Temple? (Catholic perspective)

Luke 2:42-47 (RSVCE) has this narrative: " And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in ...
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Why did Jesus use parables to teach?

At first, Jesus taught by direct instruction and expounding the scriptures. For example, Luke 2:46-47: ​​​46 ​And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the ​​​temple​, sitting in ...
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How do monothelites explain Jesus' prayer in the garden of Gethsemane?

...monothelitism is the view that Jesus Christ has two natures but only one will. - Wikipedia In the garden, Jesus prayed: Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but ...
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Is it possible for a spirit to eat fish? [closed]

Is it possible for a spirit to eat fish? Then how did Jesus eat fish after his resurrection (Luke 24:43).
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Which prophets died outside Jerusalem?

Jesus said that no prophet can die outside Jerusalem (Luke 13:33). Did any prophets die outside Jerusalem? If so, which ones?
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According to Protestants following the Reformation, what did Jesus mean when he said “do this and you will live”?

According to the Reformers, man is saved by faith alone in Christ alone, through grace alone, and not by any works- anything they can do. Consider the following passage from Luke. Luke 10:25–28 (...
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Has a parable originally used by Jesus been left out of Luke 14? [closed]

(Luke 14:7-11, RSVCE) Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do ...
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If “the Kingdom of God comes not with observation”, how can it be “taken by violence”? [closed]

Matthew 11:12 (KJV): And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. Similarly, in Luke 16:16: The law and the ...
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Why is beating one's breast used to show sadness and guilt? [closed]

According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus definition: Beat your breast/chestTo show how sad or guilty you feel in an obvious or public way I understand what is meant ...
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Was Jesus referring to 1 Kings 19 while delivering His teaching on pursuit of the Kingdom of God? (Roman Catholic perspective)

Luke 9:62 (NRSVCE) reads: Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” One finds a parallel in 1 Kings 19:19–21: So he set out from ...
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Did Peter fully enter the tomb?

In Luke 24:12 it states that Peter stooped down to look through into the tomb, but omits any mention of hims actually going into the sepulchre itself. Only after he briefly stoops down does he run ...
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Was it culturally acceptable for the sinful woman to enter the Pharisee's house to see Jesus?

This is an odd question I know and I'm not very hopeful I'll find a good answer. But has it ever stricken you odd that in Luke 7, the woman who comes to see Jesus just straight walks into the Pharisee'...
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Blood of the New Covenant offered to whom? [closed]

In Luke 22:20 Jesus says that the blood of the new covenant is poured out for "you". Is the word "you" only referring to the apostles only? Or is it meant to represent all of humanity.
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Why was a sign being sought?

In Luke 11:29 we have Jesus saying: "...no sign will be given to [this generation] except the sign of Jonah." Yet Jesus had just cast out a demon. Did He say this because the people in His midst ...
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Jesus withdrawing from his disciples to pray [closed]

In Matthew 26:36-46 and Mark 14:32-42, Jesus moves away three times from his apostles to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. What is the biblical basis as to why Luke has Jesus pray only once in Luke ...