Luke Chapter 1 Discussion

  • James Dyson on Luke 1
    Verse 13: where or when did Zacharias pray for child?
  • Michael homan on Luke 1
    On the topic of when was John God Ordained,Christ birth Time in late December,from that point back 9mths.

    would mean Mary Conceived around sometime early April,standard American time

    at that time,maybe in April,Elizabeth was 6 mths pregnant

    3 mths.later would mean John might of been born round the latter part of July
  • GiGi - in Reply on Luke 1
    If you are speaking of John the Baptist, I have read that it was possibly in the month of Nissan and Jesus being born 6 months later in the month of Tishri. This is based on the record of the services of the high priest terms. Zechariah is said to have the rotation of service in the Temple in the month of Sivan, the month that Elizabeth conceived John.

    But as far as Scripture, such dates are not given.
  • John wade on Luke 1
    What month was John born
  • Nensemka on Luke 1
    i love bible studies.
  • T Levis - in Reply on Luke 1
    Luke 1:5-23,

    Leviticus 8:33-36, Exodus 30:1-10, 2Chronicles 2:4, Revelation 8:4,

    Numbers 16:46,47, 1Chronicles 6:49, Exodus 29:36,37,

    Isaiah 1:11-20, Romans 5, Hebrews 10,

    Hopefully these are helpful in your study
  • Gail on Luke 1
    Is there any evidence that Zechariah was in the temple on the Day of Atonement as suggested by some. I just can't see it.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Luke 1
    Luke 3, Genesis 5,

    Interesting years don't seem as significant to GOD as they are to man. Isaiah 55:8-11

    Events, seem to be the significant time table to GOD, Genesis 15:13-16, Revelation 6:9-11, 2Peter 3:8-11, Romans 16:25, Revelation 10:7,

    It almost seems like you're asking because of a Biblical study question
  • David T on Luke 1
    Our LORD JESUS CHRIST was baptized to identify Himself with sinful man. "...and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." Isaiah 53:12

    The LORD Himself was sinless but He died for us that we may be saved.

    May all who are this forum be blessed in the mighty name of the LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST.

    September 23, 2022
  • D W L on Luke 1
    How can anyone tell Jesus he was wrong? There isn't time or space to write all there is to say about sin on this board but it won't enter into Gods heaven.

    John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, (and sin no more.)

    John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: (sin no more), lest a worse thing come unto thee.

    Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins
  • Karen on Luke 1
    John the baptist was filled with the holy spirit in his mothers womb, because he would be the chosen one to baptise Jesus for the remission of sins. At that moment heaven was opened and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove. and a vocie from heaven said "this is my son whom i love and him i am well pleased".
  • Roy - in Reply on Luke 1
    Jesse thank you and yes it does indeed help

  • Jesse - in Reply on Luke 1

    I should have also mentioned that the Gospel of John was written to the church around 95 A.D. So approximately 30 years after the other three gospels were written, the Gospel of John was written. John wrote his gospel to present Jesus as the Son of God, (His deity).

    And John ends his gospel with the promise of Jesus' return. And that opens it up for John's sequel, as he wrote the book of Revelation, and talked about the return of Christ.

    Hope all this helps!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Luke 1

    Matthew, Mark, and Luke are known as the Synoptic Gospels. John is not part of the synoptic section. The word synoptic comes from the Greek word SUNOPSIS which means to view together. So Matthew, Mark, and Luke are to be viewed together.

    Matthew's gospel was written to the Jews and was written to present Jesus as the coming Savior/Messiah. Mark wrote his gospel to the Roman mind because to the Roman people, everything had to match up with the law. Mark wrote to present Jesus as the suffering servant.

    Luke was written to the Gentiles. It was written to present Jesus as the Son of Man. The book of Acts was also written by Luke, and both books used to travel together. In fact, the book of Acts was originally called Luke Part 2. It was later on changed to the book of Acts.

    Paul wrote the doctrine or teaching section of the New Testament, Romans through Philemon.

    And then from Hebrews all the way through the book of Revelation, that is all known as the Jewish Literature section of the bible.
  • Roy on Luke 1
    Mathew, Mark and John write synopsis of the bible focused on the teaching of Jesus Christ, the rest of the writers in the New Testament appear to be addressing letters or giving council to specific areas of the Christian community. Am I correct?

  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 1
    Thank you brother Tom - well written.
  • Tom Cooper - in Reply on Luke 1
    Hi Jeanie Laborde: The Bible declared Simeon "A Godly man," waiting for the consolation of Israel (Jesus Christ). Simeon, was a just man - bar none. He was filled with the "Holy Ghost," like Elizabeth & Zacharias were the parent of John the Baptist. Simeon, was encouraged by the Holy Spirit, to go to the Temple that day, took Jesus in his arms and recognized the Lord in him.

    Anna, a prophetess, lived in the temple, and she also began to talk of the Child "to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem". This was exactly the same prophecy spoken by Zacharias, the father of John the Baptists". Simeon, could have been considered a priest. But the Bible declared him a Godly and a just man.

    He allowed the Holy Spirit to work in his life. Evidently, the spirit of God was on him and reveal a special purpose for his life. The Spirit moved him so that he was in the right place at the right time.
  • Tom Cooper - in Reply on Luke 1
    Hi Chris,

    Reading through you comment it appears that you are right concerning Simeon, not being a priest but rather a "Godly man,' waiting to see the consolation of Israel. (Jesus Christ). If you however, read the account of Zacharias prophecy, he prophesied that Jesus will come to save them from their enemies; so as to live the rest of their lives for the glory of God. That his son John, will be the forerunner of the Messiah. It's all in Zacharias prophesy when he regained his speech in the book of Luke Chapter 1. What Zacharias, related to was evidently what Simeon alluded to during his prophesy when he saw Christ, as a child. You are on point. Thanks for your comments.
  • Jeanie Laborde - in Reply on Luke 1
    Hi Chris,

    I understand and can see your point. It makes you also wonder if he could have been and Elder. Thank you for your thoughts.

    Have a bless weekend my friend.
  • Ray - in Reply on Luke 1
    Hello friend Laura, you are probably thinking of Simeon who was not a priest but was given the blessing of holding the Beloved Jesus Christ in his arms and he blessed the Father God for being given the sight of the Son of God, the Messiah. Please read Luke 2.25-35
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 1
    Thank you for those references & thoughts Jeanie. I understand the requirement in the Exodus account & when I read the Luke account ( Luke 2:25-35), I seem to see a different picture. I realize that you see Simeon as a priest of the Temple, presenting to God the child Jesus. Why I balk at this is because we're first told that Simeon was a devout man in Jerusalem. Then, by the Spirit, he was led to the Temple to see this Promised One. And here is the difficulty: Joseph & Mary brought the Child to the Temple, to follow the custom of the Law (i.e. consecration). But was Simeon the priest or was there another priest, already serving at the Temple to carry out this duty? When we read the rest of Simeon's action & words, it appears to me that they weren't one of consecration, but of praise to God for allowing him this blessing of seeing the Child. And when Jesus' parents marvelled at Simeon's prophecy, Simeon blessed them (i.e. the parents) & continued with a prophecy.

    I just share the above so that you can see why I have doubts about Simeon's priestly position. He could well have been (as you say), but in my reading, the narrative causes me to doubt that & I just see him as a godly man looking for the Messiah, hoping to have a glimpse of him before he passes on.
  • Jeanie S Laborde - in Reply on Luke 1
    Hi Brother Chris.

    Hope things are well.

    If you look at Exodus 13:2 and 11-16

    This is call First Born Consecrated.

    In Luke they went into a temple and Simon took the Child to presented him to God. So Simon must have been a priest. Only a priest can do offerings and presentions to God.

    If you need more please let me know.

    Happy to help. God bless my friend.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Luke 1
    Luke 2:25-35 however it didn't say he was a priest

    Luke 1, Jesus relatives were Priests, Luke 1:5 both Elizabeth & Zacharias, note Luke 1:16-17, Luke 1:36-37, Luke 1:76,
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 1
    Luke 2:25-35. Though we're not told whether he was a priest in the temple - probably not.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Luke 1
    Hello, Laura

    You will find the account of Simeon in Luke 2:25-35
  • Laura Vitola on Luke 1
    What book of the bible talks about a priest of the temple that was told that he would see the Christ Child Jesus before he died?
  • GiGi again - in Reply on Luke 1
    Good day, Lynn

    To answer your question, no, God's eye cannot be in a place where His presence is not. But as I have said before, He really does not have eyes or a body. these terms were used in the Bible so we, as humans can understand Him better, since in His pure Spirit, He is incomprehensible. In using such terms he his condescending to our perspective to reach us, since we cannot reach Him in our own creatureliness.
  • God knows Everything - in Reply on Luke 1
    Omniscience is one of God's immutable attributes, which is to say, all knowledge of all things is an inherent part of His character and being. Nothing is outside of God's sphere of knowledge. The word "omniscient" is defined as having infinite awareness, understanding and insight; it is universal and complete knowledge.

    God's omniscience means that He can never learn anything new. Nothing can surprise Him or take Him unaware. He is never blind-sided! You will never hear God say, "I didn't see that coming!" or "Who would have thought?" A firm belief in God's omniscience gives the Christ-follower extraordinary peace, security, and comfort in every area of life.

    Amos 8:12

    And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

    Job 2:2

    And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

    2 Chronicles 16:9

    For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    God has knowledge of everything occurring at any given time. We ask, well why did He allow this and that to happen?!

    He gifted us free will, to make decisions that glorify Him and not us. Glorify Jesus. Welcome the Holy Spirit to help us become more like Jesus.

    We have technology to tell us daily what is happening all over the earth: weather, wars, economy, disasters, Everything.

    As His children we ought to ask the Lord our questions and then leave it with Him. By reading the Bible, cover to cover, almost all of our questions will be answered. If you ask Him a question, be prepared to sit in silence before Him and, WAIT UPON THE LORD. Open up dialog with Him. Be willing to accept the no's with the yes's.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Luke 1
    Here are several scriptures I hope answer your questions

    * Psalms 139,

    Genesis 3:8, Genesis 4:16, Jonah 1:3, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Psalms 95:2, Psalms 16:11,

    Deuteronomy 11:10-13, Leviticus 22:3, Psalms 114:7, Psalms 68:8, Psalms 97:5, Romans 8:16, 1 Kings 9:3, 2 Chronicles 2:16-19, Job 10:4, Psalms 11:4, Psalms 34:15, Psalms 145:14-16, Proverbs 5:21, Proverbs 15:3, Hebrews 4:11-14, 1 Peter 3:12, Ecclesiasticus 15:19, Ecclesiasticus 17:15,19, Ecclesiasticus 34:16, Ecclesiasticus 39:19,

    Hebrews 9:24,

    Jude 1:24,

    Revelation 19:6,
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Luke 1
    Lynn Maybe I'll state this in a different way God Being spirit is everywhere present but invisible also all

    knowing, so when the bible says His eyes are all over thats attributing to god Human characteristics to better

    explain on our level the senses How He who is spirit functions. Perhaps this is better.

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