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A Contradiction in Luke?

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Some scholars believe the Gospel of Luke contradicts Matthew and Mark concerning where Jesus healed the blind beggar near Jericho. Notice that Luke tells us when Jesus “was come neigh unto Jericho” a blind beggar sat by the wayside (Luke 18:35). The text seems to have Jesus approaching Jericho when he meets the blind man, but both Matthew and Mark have Jesus leaving Jericho when he sees the beggar (cf. Matthew 20:29-30; Mark 10:46). The Synoptics tell us that the blind beggar sat by the wayside (Luke 18:35; cf. Matthew 20:30; Mark 10:46). Mark identifies him as Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus. The Greek word translated wayside or highway side (G3598) seems to indicate the man sat just outside the city gate, but was he healed while Jesus approached Jericho or as he left the city? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Divinely Appointed Time

Irenaeus

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It is hardly possible to read the book of Revelation without noticing that its fulfillment was near.[1] Many folks believe the book was written late in the first century, and, therefore, couldn’t be an indicator of the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple, but this simply isn’t so. The error lies in simply believing what the fourth century church father, Eusebius, said about the writings of Clement of Alexandria who lived in the latter part of the second century AD and the beginning of the third. It is impossible for Clement to have said what Eusebius claimed. Yet, modern scholars seem bent on receiving Eusebius’ testimony. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2017 in Eschatology, Prophecy

 

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Our Father…

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Jesus taught the Apostles in Jerusalem, or more specifically on the Mount of Olives how to pray (Luke 11:1-4). Matthew, also, has Jesus teach a similar prayer to his disciples in Galilee near the beginning of his public ministry. In Matthew’s narrative Jesus teaches the Apostles on a mountain probably near Capernaum during what is called the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:9-13). Matthew places the context of Jesus’ prayer over against the ‘hypocrisy’ of those who love to be seen praying in public(Matthew 6:5-7). On the other hand, Luke has Jesus teach the Apostles this prayer, while they were in Judea celebrating the Passover. The context there was ignorance. The disciples came to Jesus in Luke, while Jesus called his disciples to him in Matthew. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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