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43 and he took it and ate it in front of them.

Jesus’ Final Commission

44 Then[a] he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me[b] in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms[c] must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures,[d]

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  1. Luke 24:44 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
  2. Luke 24:44 sn Everything written about me. The divine plan, events, and scripture itself are seen here as being one.
  3. Luke 24:44 sn For a similar threefold division of the OT scriptures, see the prologue to Sirach, lines 8-10, and from Qumran, the epilogue to 4QMMT, line 10.
  4. Luke 24:45 sn Luke does not mention specific texts here, but it is likely that many of the scriptures he mentioned elsewhere in Luke-Acts would have been among those he had in mind.

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