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THE NATIVITY STORY (2006)- unknown artist

English:  Luke
Greek:  Λουκας
Transliterated:  Loukas
Other names:  The Gospel according to Luke

 

whoWho

Wrote the book:  Luke
Are the key people:  Yeshua, Elizabeth, Zechariah, John the Baptist, Mary (Yeshua's mother), the disciples, Herod the Great, Pilate, Mary Magdalene
Is it written to:  Theophilus ("he who loves G-d"), and gentile believers

 

whatWhat

The birth and preparation of Yeshua, the Savior (Luke 1:1-4:13)
The teaching and ministry of Yeshua, the Savior (Luke 4:14-21:38)
The execution and the resurrection of Yeshua, the Savior (Luke 22:1-24:53)

 

whenWhen

Was it written:  c 60 CE
Did the events occur:  c 5 BCE - 33 CE
Was it canonized:  c 70-170 CE
(see the Timeline of the First Century)

 

whereWhere

Was it written:  unknown
Did the events occur:  Bethlehem, Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem

 

whyWhy

Luke was written to inform us that: 
Yeshua the Messiah is the Savior of mankind.
Yeshua the Messiah is G-d.
Yeshua cares for His people and is compassionate.

 

whyIntroduction

Luke delivers his account of the good news in the form of a letter to a person named Theophilus [friend of G-d]. An educated man and physician, Luke carefully investigates all the facts before writing his account. The book of Luke begins prior to the life of Messiah and provides personal insights from the life of Mary. These intimate details reflect Luke's close relationship with the family and suggest that he was a Jewish proselyte. The book of Luke, the last of the “synoptic gospels”, relates the ministry and teachings of Yeshua and repeatedly shows His compassion for widows, the poor, and orphans. The book of Luke provides the fullest account of Yeshua's birth and teachings. It is the only gospel that provides the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son.

 

 

Torah Portion

וישׁלח (Vayishlach)

 

 

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Yom Rishon, 10 Kislev, 5779

Sunday, November 18, 2018

 

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