Questions for Wed, Feb 12th (Luke 3)
1.) Who was the emperor? Who was the governor of Judea? Who was the high priest?
Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, who was the son-in-law of the former high priest Annas.
2.) What did John begin preaching?
A water burial of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
3.) What did John warn the Jews to NOT rely on? What does this foreshadow?
Their Jewish heritage as God's people. The future acceptance of the Gentiles as God's children.
4.) What did he tell the crowd? the tax collectors? the soldiers?
To share kindness with each other, Don't steal or be dishonest with the people, Don't extort money or bear false witness.
5.) Who did the people think that John might be?
6.) What does baptized with Holy Spirit and with fire mean?
Jesus would bring the promised Holy Spirit to those that accepted Him through baptism. To those who do not accept Him, fire awaits. vs. 17
7.) Why was John imprisoned?
John had told Herod that he should not be with his brother's wife.
8.) When did God announce his Son to the world?
Immediately after His obedience to baptism.
9.) How old was Jesus when he began his public ministry?
About 30 years old.
10.) How is this lineage different than the one in Matthew 1?
This is the lineage through Mary. Matthew, a Jew, gives the lineage through Joseph.
11.) Where do the lineages diverge and why is this significant?
Joseph comes from Solomon, the son of David. Mary came through Nathan, also a son of David. Through either parent, without a doubt, Jesus, the Christ was a son of David.
12.) Starting with God and ending with Jesus how many names are listed? Knowing what the number 7 signifies why does this make sense?
77, perfect number starting with God and ending with God (Jesus). Although, this is interesting, the number is probably actually 76 since Cainan in verse 36 is probably the result of a scribal error and should not actually be there. Shelah is the son of Arphaxad in the other geneologies in the Bible.