Weekend Passage – September 5

Luke 1:1-4

Introduction

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB © The Lockman Foundation (www.lockman.org)

One thought on “Weekend Passage – September 5

  1. Luke, the gentile doctor. As I consider Luke’s point of view as a gentile and as a doctor, I first consider the gentile.
    As a gentile, a learned gentile and from an affluent family, Luke was under a gentile teacher who would have taught Luke gentile writing styles – which are different than Jewish styles. His writing style is linear, he starts at the beginning and works toward the end. His codifying of Jesus’s pedigree make sense to a gentile. As Gentiles we want know what makes Jesus the authority; we want to know about the proficies of him; as Gentiles we want want to be convinced of who Jesus is.
    As a doctor, Luke spent countless hours reading scrolls and gating information that was available. Luke, it would seem, has access to Jewish texts; he had access to people who could recount stories and historical facts. Luke had to have connections to talk to and about a nation, a tribe and its generations who was not to intermarry but be separate from.
    Thank you for reading.

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