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Quizzing the New Testament : Luke
"This quiz is part of a series looking at the books of the New Testament. Each of the gospels has its own distinctive flavour. Luke is written from the perspective of a non-Jew and portrays a Jesus whose love reaches out to everyone. Come and step inside."
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Luke does not offer any autobiographical detail but, on the basis of other New Testament passages, which occupation is usually ascribed to him?
The narrative in Luke's gospel begins and ends in the same place. Where?
A café bar in Beersheba
The temple in Jerusalem
The house of Peter
The Mount of Olives
Luke, like Matthew, gives an account of the birth of Jesus. Who does he say was Roman emperor at this time?
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?
His gospel is based around quoting as much of the Old Testament as possible
To include the words "And all mankind will see God's salvation"
He needed some filler material
Scholars are baffled as to his motives
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?
All Israel shall hear the word
The trees of the field shall clap their hands
The heavens shake with righteousness
The Spirit of the Lord is on me
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?
David the Sadducee
Simon the Pharisee
Doublemm the Gentile
Jonathan the Zealot
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?
The high priest
At the beginning of chapter 8, Luke provides some detail about those that travelled with Jesus. What is unusual about this list?
It includes children
It includes journalists
It includes women
It includes protective staff
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?
He would be mounted on a camel.
He would be carrying a jar of water.
He would be wearing a rose in his lapel.
He would be dressed in women's clothing.
After Jesus' resurrection, he appeared to two disciples who were travelling home from Jerusalem. What was their destination?
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