luke 1:5 commentary

R. Jose saith, Abba Eliezer said to me, Compare 2 Chronicles 8:14. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". The noble spirit of the ancient days had, in a great measure, died out. One thing is sure, Jesus was born before the death of Herod on April 1,4 B.C. The course of Abijah was the eighth of the twenty-four. Normally John would have become a priest and served in the temple as his father did. ), As the office was hereditary, the number of the priesthood had become very great in the days of our Lord, so that, according to the Talmud, in addition to those who lived in the country, and came up to take their turn in the temple services, there were no fewer than 24,000 settled in Jerusalem, and half that number in Jericho. services of their brethren that were at Jerusalem. BibliographyAlford, Henry. those that came in; having cast that course out of their order. If the mother of Jesus was still alive, Luke could have seen her. From this successor of Eleazar the eighth ἐφημερία had its name. the daily sacrifice, and some other offerings, were made for all Israel, and it was not "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". say, that the reason why this was thus ordered was, because Bilgah's course was BibliographyClarke, Adam. Handb. Now it was at such a time as this, that the message of the Angel Gabriel to Zacharias, as he officiated in the Temple at Jerusalem, conveyed the first tidings of the coming Gospel. Compare Esther 1:1. the king. He blesses little children, Luke 18:15-17, XVI. Moed Katon, art. come a supply both of water and food to their brethren that were at Jerusalem. All the priests were grouped in twenty-four orders. These courses kept their names and order, though not their descent, after the captivity. The holy patriarch did not even intimate that the tribe of Judah would be stripped of its supremacy, but that the government of the people would steadily remain in it until Christ, in whose person its permanency would at length be secured. The parting of His garments, Luke 23:34-35, c. The taunts uttered against Him, and among these the inscription on the Cross Luke 23:35-39, d. One of the robbers, however, converted, Luke 23:40-43, e. The miraculous portents, and the death of Jesus, Luke 23:44-46, D. The preparation and the Sabbath, Luke 23:54-56, b. Each officiated a week, from one Sabbath to the next. In the days of Herod, &c.— See on Matthew 2:1. may number from three to three, or from five to five, and so Joshua and Shecaniah will To two going into the country, and to Simon, Luke 24:13-35, c. To the rest also, Luke 24:36-37; Luke 24:44-45, F. The instruction of the apostles; the Ascension of our Lord; the joyous alacrity of the apostles, Luke 24:46-53, — ἡρώδου, of Herod) All the particulars are set down clearly: the names, the times, and the places. Go to. The periodic and Greek style of the preface gives place now to the simple Hebraizing mode of presentation in the preliminary history,—a circumstance explained by the nature of its Jewish-Christian sources, which withal were not made use of without being subjected to manipulation, since Luke’s peculiarities in expression pervade even this preliminary history. This is added not to signify Zacharias’s obedience to the Divine law, which obliged the priests to marry within their own tribes; for the reason of that law being only to prevent the confusion of the inheritances, which fell by lot to the several tribes, and by the will of God were to be so kept distinct, the tribe of Levi having no such inheritance, might intermix with any other tribe, and did so; the high priest only was obliged to marry one of his own people, Leviticus 21:14, and Jehoiada, 2 Chronicles 22:11, married one of the tribe of Judah; but it is added to show the honourableness of Elisabeth’s stock. Not a "chief priest," one of the lower ranks. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. ἐλισ.] 5. Abiah was the eighth in the order in which they had been originally established: 1 Chronicles 24:10. Days of Herod—Herod, surnamed the Great. They took the whole temple service for a week each. Cf. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Announcement of the forerunner. https: the sixth. (h) For the posterity of Aaron was divided into courses. not thrust out the course that preceded him, but be, as it were, an appendix to it. 9. by prayers and fasting in their own cities, helped forward, as much as they could, the Babyl. Salem Media Group. A thing not to be credited. "Commentary on Luke 1:5". THE SAMARITANS, unwilling to receive Him, yet tolerated, Luke 9:51-57, II. ἐγένετο] extitit, emerged in history. He therefore divided them into twenty-four courses, or companies, who were to serve in rotation, each company by itself for a week. tell what to make of. Zacharias.—The name (= “he who remembers Jehovah,” or, perhaps, “he whom Jehovah remembers,”) had been borne by many in the history of Israel, among others by the son of Jehoiada (2Chronicles 24:20), and by the prophet of the return from the Babylonian Captivity.

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