Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|According to Luke 24:7, on which day, after Jesus dies on the cross, is He resurrected?||The Gospel of Luke
third day. Luke 24:7 states, "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again."
3. Jesus predicts his death in Luke 9:21-27, 9:43-45 and 18:31-34.
|According to Luke 4:2, how many days is Jesus in the desert being tempted by the devil?||The Gospel of Luke
40. Among other things, the devil tempts Jesus to change a stone to bread, because Jesus does not eat during the forty days in the desert.
doctor. It is revealed in Colossians 4:14 that Luke is a doctor. Luke also is believed to have written the book of Acts.
|In Luke 1:20, what happens to Zechariah when he doubts what the angel Gabriel has told him? ||The Gospel of Luke
He is unable to speak. Luke 1:11-23 tells how the angel comes to Zechariah to tell him that his prayers have been answered for a son. When he doubts Gabriel, the angel makes him silent until the birth of his son, whom he will name John.
|After Jesus rose and spoke to His disciples, what city was He in when He went up to Heaven?||Calling Dr. "Luke"
Bethany. It says in Luke 24:50-51, "And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven."
Bethany was located in the present day al-Eizariya, about 1.5 miles east of Jerusalem.
Crucify Him, crucify Him!. It says in Luke 23:21, "But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him."
Pilate actually seemed to feared Jesus because Jesus had such a strong group of followers and tried to talk the crowds into only flogging Jesus, but they wouldn't hear it, they wanted Him crucified.
drops of blood. It says in Luke 22:44, "And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."
There seems to be a discrepancy among Bible scholars. Some believe "as it were great drops of blood" means he was just sweating a lot because he knew what was going to happen. Others say that Jesus had hematohidrosis, which is a medical condition where your capillaries burst, usually set on by great stress.
1. It says in Luke 17:15, "And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God."
This example shows that people do not always have gratitude even for very good works.
dropsy. It says in Luke 14:2, "And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy."
Dropsy is when the body has too much fluid built up, causing congestive heart failure.
|In chapter 12 (KJV) what does Jesus say God values us (humans) more than?||Calling Dr. "Luke"
sparrows. It says in Luke 12:7, "But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows."
Earlier it says that God does not forget any of the sparrows (see Luke 12:6) meaning that if God cares that much about the sparrows and he cares more for human beings, then He clearly loves humans a lot.
John the Baptist. It says in Luke 7:28, "For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
John the Baptist and Jesus were cousins because their mothers, Mary and Elizabeth, were cousins.
|What should you do before removing the mote out of your brother's eye, according to chapter 6?||Calling Dr. "Luke"
Cast out first the beam of thine own eye. It says in Luke 6:42, "Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye."
Basically what this verse is saying is before you condemn someone else, you should take a look at yourself because you have your own problems and faults and therefore are not fit to judge anyone else.
3. The first time he tempted Jesus to turn the stone into bread (Luke 4:3), the second time he tempted Jesus to bow down to him and gain the world (Luke 4:6-7), and the third time he tempted Jesus to jump off the roof of the building and be caught by angels (Luke 4:9). Jesus resisted temptation all three times.
Forasmuch. It says in Luke 1:1, "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us."
Forasmuch is an old fashioned word and it means since.
Emmaus. Emmaus was about seven miles from Jerusalem. One of the two disciples is named as Cleopas. The other is unnamed although there is a school of thought that she is Cleopas' wife. This is based upon the gospel of John which records "Mary the wife of Clopas" as being present at the crucifixion. If this is true, it would again be noteworthy, by the standards of his day, that Luke includes her on equal terms with her husband.
|Luke's account of the preparation for the Passover meal sounds like something from a spy novel. Peter and John were asked to go and make preparation but weren't told where the meal was to take place. Their instructions were to go into Jerusalem, where they would see a man whom they were to follow. How would they identify this man?||Quizzing the New Testament : Luke
He would be carrying a jar of water.. That wasn't all! Once the man had entered a house, they were to seek out the owner of that house and say, "The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?" (Luke 22 v. 11). These cloak and dagger maneuvers were necessary because Jesus knew that the authorities were seeking to arrest him, and wanted to keep to a minimum those people in possession of information.
It includes women. "After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means." (Luke 8 v. 1-3)
Only Luke records this information and it is interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, it shows that Jesus was happy to welcome women among his travelling companions, a fact that would have scandalised respectable Jewish society. It is yet another example of Luke promoting Jesus' acceptance of the outsider. Secondly, it shows that Jesus' appeal transcended social barriers. Finally, it suggests that, unusually for the time, these women had independent means and were happy to use them to back Jesus financially.
|One of Jesus' most famous parables is found in Luke and tells the story of a violent robbery. Help comes from an unexpected source. Who is the hero of this parable?||Quizzing the New Testament : Luke
A Samaritan. "But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine." (Luke 10 v. 33-34)
The enmity between Jews and Samaritans went back centuries. It began in the sixth century BC with the Babylonian capture of Jerusalem. Many of the leading Jews were deported and, at the same time, the Babylonians repopulated the area with other peoples from their empire. These intermixed with the Jews left behind to form the basis of the Samaritan people, who developed different customs and practices to the Jews in Babylon. Samaria lay between Judaea and Galilee and, such was their hatred, that many Jews traveling between the two extended their journey rather than cross Samaritan territory.
The parable arose from Jesus being asked to define the word "neighbour" in the phrase "Love your neighbour as yourself". His response suggests that he saw it as anyone in need, regardless of creed, colour or culture.
|On one occasion, Jesus had his feet kissed and perfumed by a woman known for her sinful past. According to Luke, whose house was he in at the time?||Quizzing the New Testament : Luke
Simon the Pharisee. The gospel writers all treat this material slightly differently. Matthew refers to the host as Simon the Leper and provides no background detail about the woman. Mark has Simon the Leper, whose home he locates in Bethany. Finally, John also places the incident in Bethany but at the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus, with Mary pouring the perfume.
Only Luke notes the woman as having a dubious past, a fact that sits well with his portrayal of Jesus as the "friend of sinners". A later tradition identifying the woman as Mary Magdalene is not based upon any biblical evidence.
|Unlike Mark and Matthew, Luke records another quotation from Isaiah, which Jesus reads aloud at the beginning of his public ministry. How does this passage begin?||Quizzing the New Testament : Luke
The Spirit of the Lord is on me. "He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 'The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.'" (Luke 4 v. 16-18)
The Holy Spirit is another major theme of Luke's gospel. If Acts is the story of the Holy Spirit leading the early church in mission, then Luke is the story of the Holy Spirit leading Jesus. In this same chapter, for example, we are told that Jesus returned from his baptism "full of the Holy Spirit"; was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert where he faced temptation and, subsequently, returned to Galilee "in the power of the Spirit."
|In keeping with Mark and Matthew, Luke introduces the story of John the Baptist's ministry with a quote from Isaiah. He does, however, extend the quotation to include two verses not used by the other gospel writers. Why does he do this?||Quizzing the New Testament : Luke
To include the words "And all mankind will see God's salvation". "As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God's salvation.'" (Luke 3 v. 4-6)
As previously noted, Luke is concerned to portray a Jesus that is for everyone. These additional verses, therefore, fit his agenda perfectly. The quotation is from Isaiah 40 v. 3-5.
The commonly held explanation for the similar material in Matthew, Luke and John is that Matthew and Luke had access to Mark's gospel (or something very similar) whilst they were writing. Matthew and Luke also share some material not found in Mark, which is held to come from a second shared source of which there is now no record. It has been named "Q" from the German word "Quelle", meaning source.
Augustus. Comparing the two accounts shows the different agendas of Matthew and Luke. Matthew is writing for a Jewish Christian audience; Luke, who is much more interested in "outsiders", a Gentile one. Thus, Matthew focuses his story on Israel and Judaism. He dates it to the reign of the Jewish king Herod; he tells it through the actions of Joseph, a man; he traces Jesus' genealogy back to Abraham, father of the Jewish people; and he has VIPs traveling to Israel to pay homage to a king. Luke, on the other hand, dates the event by reference to the Roman emperor and governor; he tells it through the actions of Mary, a woman; he traces Jesus' genealogy back to Adam, the universal man; and instead of VIPs, he has lowly shepherds visiting Jesus.
The temple in Jerusalem. The gospel begins with Zechariah serving as a priest in the temple. He sees an angel who announces that he and his wife will have a son whom they are to name John - John the Baptist. The gospel concludes with the ascension of Jesus into heaven:
"Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God" (Luke 24 v. 52-53).
Jerusalem and its temple form a key motif for Luke. In the gospel, everything looks towards Jerusalem. This includes a considerable amount of material that Luke unfolds against the backdrop of one long and final journey to the city (Chapters 9 to 19). In Acts, this is reversed. The story starts in Jerusalem with the day of Pentecost and then the Christian message moves out into the wider world as predicted in the words of Jesus:
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1 v. 8).
|Luke does not offer any autobiographical detail but, on the basis of other New Testament passages, which occupation is usually ascribed to him?||Quizzing the New Testament : Luke
Doctor. "Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings" (Colossians 4 v. 14).
This is based upon a number of not unreasonable assumptions:
1. That Luke and Acts are written by the same person;
2. That Luke is the author of Acts, which is assumed from the presence of Luke on Paul's missionary journeys at those points where the narrative changes from third person to first person;
3. That the Luke referred to in Colossians is the same Luke who accompanies Paul on his travels.
Bethany. The correct answer is Bethany. The ascension of Jesus is recorded in Luke 24:50-53. The verses in the NKJV state: "And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen."
The Pharisee fasted twice a week and gave tithes.. The parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector is found in Luke 18:9-14.
Here's how the parable reads in the NIV: "To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 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. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' 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.' 'I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.'"
Notes in the NKJV Study Bible explain things this way: "This is an example of the humble spirit of repentance that Jesus commends. The tax collector knew that he could not say or bring anything to enhance his standing with God. He knew that only God's mercy and grace, and not his own works, could deliver him."
The parables found in only Luke are The Good Samaritan, A Friend in Need, The Rich Fool, The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant, The Faithful and Wise Steward, The Barren Fig Tree, The Great Supper, Building a Tower and King Making War, The Lost Coin, The Unjust Steward, The Rich Man and Lazarus, Unprofitable Servants, The Persistent Widow, The Pharisee and the Tax Collector and finally The Minas (Pounds).
No name is given. The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus is found in Luke 16:19-31. According to the parable Lazarus lived outside the door of a rich man and he was so helpless the dogs would come to lick his sores. However, no name is given for the rich man.
Scripture tells of Lazarus and the rich man dying, with Lazarus ending up by the side of Abraham and the rich man in a place of torment. When the rich man requests that Lazarus come and dip the tip of his finger in water and cool his tongue, Abraham tells him this is not possible because there is a "great chasm" and no one can cross over it.
A judge who did not fear God. The parable of the persistent widow is found in Luke 18:1-8.
It's interesting to note the woman in the parable is a widow. The Gospel of Luke pays much attention to widows. They were the most vulnerable in society in Biblical times and when Luke writes about them, they usually encounter success. (Widows mentioned in the Gospel can be found in 2:37, 4:25-26, 7:12, 20:47; 21:2-3.)
Here's how the parable reads in the NKJV: "Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: 'There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, 'Get justice for me from my adversary.' And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, 'Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.' Then the Lord said, 'Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?'"
|Only in the Gospel of Luke do we read about Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector of Jericho, meeting Jesus. According to Luke 19:1-10, Zacchaeus made a pledge to Jesus to right things if he had done any wrong. What percentage of his possessions did he say he would give to the poor, as per the NIV? ||It Can Be Found in Only the Gospel of Luke
50%. The correct answer is half, or 50 per cent of his possessions, as per Luke 19:8. The same verse quotes Zacchaeus in the NIV Bible as saying: "... if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount." It's abundantly apparent Zacchaeus wanted to set things right.
Tax collectors of the day were largely believed to be guilty of overcharging residents and keeping a portion of the taxes for themselves, before turning the rest of the money over to the Romans. Since he was the chief tax collector of Jericho, it is easy to surmise how Zacchaeus accumulated his wealth.
Verse 7 tells of the people muttering about Jesus associating with a sinner like Zacchaeus, and he responded in verse 8 by stating, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor."
According to Wikipedia, Jericho is believed to be one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.
Nain. Nain is the correct answer. The miracle is reported in Luke 7:11-16. This is the only case where the place name Nain shows up in the Old Testament or the New Testament. Nain is about ten miles southeast of Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus.
According to verse 11, Jesus encountered a funeral possession as he neared the town gate. Scripture goes on to state the dead man was the widow's only son and Jesus was moved by what He saw.
In Biblical times, widows were among the most vulnerable of society and often lived in extreme poverty. It's heartbreaking for any parent to lose a child, but when a widow in Biblical times lost her only son, it almost meant she had no future.
A short while later, the young man would rise from the dead at the command of Christ!