Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cool Things About the Book of Luke

1) Luke falls exactly 22 books after Proverbs and 22 books before 3rd John. The Greek word for proverb is parabole from which we get parable. There are more parables in Luke than in any of the other Gospels.

2) Proverbs are words of wisdom. When Luke tells the same story as Matthew and Mark, Luke makes a reference to wisdom, hence a connection to Proverbs.

3) Luke describes Jesus (2:40, 52): And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

4) The words physician, heal, mercy and womb all occur more in Luke than any other New Testament book. That makes sense since Luke was a physician himself, but these words all start with the same Hebrew letter, resh, which is the 20th letter and in a three column listing of the 66 books of the Bible (see below) resh matches up to Proverbs, Luke, and 3rd John (remember - they fall at 22 book intervals) By the way, 3rd John opens with John saying he will pray for Gaius’s health, the only reference to health in all 22 epistles.
These are the kinds of cool things you can find out in Crossing the Scriptures, available on Kindle and Nook and Paperback.

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