Saturday, February 4, 2017

Luke-The Importance of Accurate Records

By Mary Vee
Luke 1, 
Before Time


From Luke's Intricate Notes


My name is Luke. I am a physician. In my training, I learned to make accurate and detailed notes. These are so crucial for records.I do this for more than my patients. I've kept written notes about other events, especially the life of Jesus the Christ.

There is a man named Theophilus, he is most excellent. I felt he needed to see this specific record of what I saw and participated in during the life of Jesus so that he would know for certain what happened and whether he was instructed correctly or not.

Many have written a narrative about what happened among us. They've even search for us, his disciples and apostles, to insure their account was placed in good hands. I have a few of these narratives with me right now.

It seemed they all lacked some events and explanations I witnessed. 

I must admit the years I spent witnessing these events with Jesus the Christ, well, it was more than witnessing, I participated in a lot of them as well. He truly impacted my life. 

When Jesus began to teach, he was about thirty years of age. Now the list I am about to present must be written because it is an important genealogy. It will look long, but take a minute to read through the list. See how many names you recognize. I've highlighted a few you might recognize.

and Jesus was the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, 
the son of Heli
the son of Mattat
the son of Levi
the son of Melchi
the son of Jannai
the son of Joseph
the son of Mattathias
the son of Amos
the son of Nahum
the son of Esli
the son of Nagai
the son of Maath
the son of Mattathias
the son of Semein
the son of Joseph
the son of Judah
the son of Joanan
the son of Rhesa
the son of Zerubbabel
the son of Shealtiel
the son of Neri
the son of Melchi
the son of Addi
the son of Cosam
te son of Elmadam
the son of Er
the son of Jose
the son of Eliezer
the son of Jobim
the son of Mattat
the son of Levi
the son of Simeon
the son of Judah
the son of Joseph
the son of Jonam
the son of Eliakim
the son of Mela
the son of Menna
the son of Mattatha
the son of Nathan
the son of David
the son of Jesse
the son of Obed
the son of Boaz
the son of Salmon
the son of Nahshon
the son of Amminadab
the son of Ram
the son of Hezron
the son of Perez
the son ofJudah
the son of Jacob
the son of Isaac
the son of Abraham
the son of Terah
the son of Nahor
the son of Serug
the son of Reu
the son of Peleg
the son of Eber
the son of Shelah
the son of Cainan
the son of Arphaxad
the son of Shem
the son of Noah
the son of Lamech
the son of Methuselah
the son of Enoch
the son of Jared
the son of Mahalaleel
the son of Cainan
the son of Enos
the son of Seth
the son of Adam
the son of God


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sources: 
*A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study, An Analytical Synopsis of the Four Gospels by William Arnold Stevens and Ernest DeWitt Burton, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1932
*New International Version, New King James Version. 
*My Bible College training.
*My notes and walk through classes I've taught in Children's church. Answers to student questions, etc.
*Pastoral sermons on this time
*Matthew Henry Commentary
*F. LaGard Smith Commentary
*The Hanukkah Book by Marilyn Burns, Four Winds Press, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1981
Jewish History.org
*Jewish Virtual Library.org
*The Hasmonean Dynasty

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