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Bible Commentaries
Luke 2

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Verse 1


(Greek - οἰκουμένη = "inhabited earth)." This passage is noteworthy as defining the usual N.T. use of oikoumene as the sphere of Roman rule at its greatest extent, that is, of the great Gentile world-monarchies Daniel 2:7. That part of the earth is therefore peculiarly the sphere of prophecy.

Verse 9


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Verse 11


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Verse 14

on earth

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Verse 25

just and devout


The O.T. righteousness. Summary: In the O.T. "righteous" and "just" are English words used to translate the Hebrew words yasher, "upright"; tsadiq, "just"; tsidkah, "righteous." In all of these words but one idea inheres: the righteous, or just, man is so called, because he is right with God; and he is right with God because he has walked "in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless" Luke 1:6; Romans 10:5; Philemon 1:3; Philemon 3:6. The O.T. righteous man was not sinless Ecclesiastes 7:20; Ecclesiastes 7:20 but one who, for all his sins, resorted to the ordinances, and offered in faith the required sacrifice (e.g.) Leviticus 4:27-35 CF. "Righteousness (N.T.), (See Scofield "Leviticus 4:27-3.4.35- :") and Paul's contrast, Philippians 3:4-9.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Luke 2". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/luke-2.html. 1917.
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