Bible Study Notes on Luke 24:1-27 – 20180915

WritingIIILuke 24:1  “…they, and certain other women with them…”
The women who had seen Him die and watched where He was laid.  They prepared their spices and ointments then rested on the Sabbath.

3  “…they went in…”
The women went into the tomb when they discovered the stone rolled away.

4  “…two men stood by them in shining garments”
Angels, obviously.  Apparel was such the women knew they weren’t regular men.

6  “…Remember how He spoke to you…”
Jesus had told them several times what was going to happen, but they never comprehended it.

7  “…the third day rise again”
On the third day, not after the third day.  Third day, after three days, three days and three nights all mean the same thing.  Event happens on the first day, next day is second day, next one after that is the third day.  Counting days not passage of time.

9  “…to all the rest”
Others besides the apostles.  Other disciples and followers.

11  “…words seemed to them like idle tales…”
No one remembered what Jesus had told them.  And when women they knew and should have trusted told them He was gone and they’d seen and spoken with angels, they wouldn’t believe.

12  “…Peter arose and ran to the tomb…”
John tells us that he and Peter both went to the tomb.  John outran Peter, but he didn’t go in.  Peter went into the tomb when he arrived.  Both saw the cloths lying there with no body, but no one else.

13  “…two of them were traveling that same day…”
One is later named as Cleopas.  And when they returned to Jerusalem it says they found the eleven.  So the other must not have been of the apostles either.  As Emmaus is so close and they didn’t get there until late, assumption is that they didn’t leave Jerusalem until after lunch.

15  “…Jesus Himself drew near…”
Just joined them on the road as another traveler.  Nothing supernatural about His appearance as in He didn’t just appear before them out of thin air.  So they didn’t think anything of it.

18  “…Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem…”
Where have you been hiding?  Where you been?

19-21  “…a Prophet mighty in deed…we were hoping that it was He…”
Interesting how they described Jesus.  From their point of view, He was a Prophet whether He was the Messiah or not.  And obviously they hoped, and maybe had believed, He was the Messiah.  But His death had thrown a wrench in their belief since they never understood when He told them He had to die.  But He’s about to remedy that situation.

24  “…Him they did not see”
They admit things are happening, but they aren’t sure whether to believe He has risen or not.  The body was gone, but nobody has seen Him.  Of course, other gospels tell us Mary Magdalene did see Him at the tomb at some point.  Will need to correlate with them to get a timeline, but if she didn’t tell the others until after these two left, they wouldn’t know about that.

25  “…slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken”
You have the scriptures.  Why won’t you believe what the prophets said?

27  “…beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself”
One doesn’t need the New Testament to learn of Jesus.  The entire Old Testament was about Him as well.  The information has always been there.  Problem was with man’s disbelief in what God said and his self-centeredness which caused him to misinterpret what he read.  They liked the parts where the Messiah is a king who conquers all His foes and sets up His kingdom, but paid little attention to the suffering servant who came to save all of mankind.

I hope you enjoy reading and studying His word.  May it accomplish what He desires.  Please feel free to comment or post questions.  Thanks for reading!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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