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Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

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Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us,

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Since [as is well known] many have undertaken to put in order and draw up a [thorough] narrative of the surely established deeds which have been accomplished and fulfilled in and among us,

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Luke’s purpose

Many people have already applied themselves to the task of compiling an account of the events that have been fulfilled among us.

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Dear Theophilos:

Concerning the matters that have taken place among us, many people have undertaken to draw up accounts

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Many people have tried to tell the story of what God has done among us.

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Forasmuch as many have undertaken to draw up a relation concerning the matters fully believed among us,

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Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a narration of the things that have been accomplished among us;

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Luke Writes About the Life of Jesus

Most Honorable Theophilus:

Many others have tried to give a report of the things that happened among us to complete God’s plan.

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Dedication to Theophilus

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,

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Dedication to Theophilus

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,

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Luke Writes About Jesus’ Life

Many have ·tried to report on [set out to compile an account/narrative of] the things that ·happened [have been fulfilled/accomplished] among us [John 20:31; Acts 1:1–3; 2 Pet. 1:16–19].

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The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to Luke

Luke: Preface 5 Zacharias and Elizabeth. 15 What an one John should be. 20 Zacharias stricken dumb, for his incredulity. 26 The Angel saluteth Mary, and foretelleth Christ’s nativity. 39 Mary visited Elizabeth. 46 Mary’s song. 68 The song of Zacharias, showing that the promised Christ is come. 76 The office of John.

Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth the story of those things, whereof we are fully persuaded,

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Luke Writes to Theophilus

Many have attempted to write about what had taken place among us.

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Introduction

Dear Theophilus:

Many people have done their best to write a report of the things that have taken place among us.

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The Dedication to Theophilus

Many have undertaken to compile a narrative about the events that have been fulfilled among us,

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Prefatory Note

1-4 Dear Theophilus Many people have already written an account of the events which have happened among us, basing their work on the evidence of those whom we know were eye-witnesses as well as teachers of the message. I have therefore decided, since I have traced the course of these happenings carefully from the beginning, to set them down for you myself in their proper order, so that you may have reliable information about the matters in which you have already had instruction.

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¶ Forasmuch as many have attempted to set forth in order the history of those things which among us have been most certain,

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Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

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Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

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The Preface to Luke’s Gospel

Since many have attempted to compile an account concerning the events that have been fulfilled among us,

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1-2 Dear friend who loves God:

Several biographies of Christ have already been written using as their source material the reports circulating among us from the early disciples and other eyewitnesses.

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1-4 So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s beginning, I decided to write it all out for you, most honorable Theophilus, so you can know beyond the shadow of a doubt the reliability of what you were taught.

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Inasmuch epeidēper as many polys have taken epicheireō it in hand to compile anatassomai a narrative diēgēsis concerning peri the ho things pragma that have been accomplished plērophoreō among en us hēmeis,

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Luke Writes to Theophilus

Many have attempted to write about what had taken place among us.

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Introduction

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us,

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Luke Writes About Jesus’ Life

Many have tried to report on the things that happened among us.

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Explanatory Preface

Now many have undertaken to compile an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,

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Luke Writes an Orderly Report

Many people have attempted to write about the things that have taken place among us.

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Introduction

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,

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Introduction

Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,

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Dedication to Theophilus

Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us,

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Luke Writes to Theophilus

Many people have written about the things that have happened among us.

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Introduction

Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us.

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Dedication to Theophilus

Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us,

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Dedication to Theophilus

Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us,

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Dedication to Theophilus

Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us,

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Dedication to Theophilus

Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us,

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Vi-bahlt (since) many Messianic Sofrim have attempted to compile a sefer, a historical narrative, about the momentous events that have been fulfilled among us,

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Dedication to Theophilus

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us,

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Dedication to Theophilus

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us,

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In the time of Jesus, Jewish life is centered in the temple in Jerusalem. Priests are responsible for the temple’s activities—which include receiving religious pilgrims and their sacrifices (cattle, sheep, goats, and doves). Animal sacrifices may sound strange to a modern society, but in the ancient world, they are quite common. The slaughter of animals is a daily experience; it is part of any meal that includes meat. So this meal brings together the Jewish family from near and far, seeking to affirm their connections to the one true and living God. Their gift of animals is their contribution to the meal. (The priests, by the way, are authorized to use the meat for the sustenance of their families.)

The presentation of the blood and meat of these sacrifices is accompanied by a number of prescribed rituals, performed by priests wearing prescribed ornamental clothing, according to a prescribed schedule. As the story continues, these solemn rituals are interrupted in an unprecedented way.

1-3 For those who love God, several other people have already written accounts of what God has been bringing to completion among us, using the reports of the original eyewitnesses, those who were there from the start to witness the fulfillment of prophecy. Like those other servants who have recorded the messages, I present to you my carefully researched, orderly account of these new teachings.

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Since many have undertaken to set in order a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled among us,

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Many people have tried already to write down the things that have happened among us.

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[Forsooth for many men endeavoured to ordain the telling of things, which be filled in us,

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Seeing that many did take in hand to set in order a narration of the matters that have been fully assured among us,

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