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Sections of the Apostolic Writings
The Gospels and Acts • The “Pauline” Letters • General Letters • End Times


Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
Crucifixion Week Chronology3-Year Harmony of the Gospels1-Year Harmony of the Gospels  
Hitgalut (Revelation)  •  P’yilut HaShliyakim (Acts of the Emissaries)  •  The Chosen (Video Series)


The Good News of the Kingdom
According to Lukas:
Yeshua, the Son of Man


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VII. Resurrection and Glorification of the Son of Man (chapter 24)

A. Yeshua raised from the dead; leaves YosefJoesph’s tomb (vv 1-12) (Mt 28:1-15; Mk 16:1-11; Jn 20:1-18)

1At first light on the first day of the week,[1] they brought their prepared spices to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3When they entered and didn’t find the Lord Yeshua’s body. 4While they were trying to sort out what had happened, two “men” in dazzling white clothing suddenly stood next to them. 5They were terrified, and bowed their faces down to the ground.[5]

The two “men” said to the women, “Why are you looking for the living among the dead? 6He isn’t here, but has risen. Remember what He told you when he was still in the GalilGalilee, 7the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again’?”

8Then they remembered His words. 9They returned from the tomb, and told everything to the Eleven and the others. 10The women who told these things to the emissaries were MyriamMary from Magdala, YochanahJoanna, MyriamMary the mother of Ya'akov, and the other women who were with them. 11This seemed like nonsense to the emissaries, so they didn’t believe them. 12But KefaPeter got up and ran to the tomb. Stooping down and looking in, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went back where he was staying, wondering what had happened.

B. Yeshua reveals Himself to two talmidimdisciples at Emmaus (vv 13-32) (Mk 16:12-13)

13That same day two of the emissaries were walking to a village called Amma'usEmmaus, which was about seven miles[13] from YerushalayimJerusalem. 14They were discussing everything that had happened. 15As they were talking with each other, Yeshua Himself came up to them and started walking with them. 16But they were kept from recognizing Him. 17He asked them, “What are you talking about as you walk along, and why are you so sad?

18The one named Klofah, answered, “Are you the only visitor to YerushalayimJerusalem who doesn’t know what’s been going on these past few days?”

19What things?” Yeshua asked.

They told Him, “The things about Yeshua from NatzeretNazareth. He was a mighty prophet in both word and deeds before God and all the people. 20The leading cohenimpriests and our leaders handed Him over to be sentenced to death crucified. 21We had hoped that He was the one who would redeem Isra'el. Besides all that, this is the third day since these things happened. 22This morning some of the women of our group amazed us. They went to His tomb early in the morning, 23and when they couldn’t find His body, they came back saying that they had seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive. 24Some of us went to the tomb, and found it just like the women had said, but they didn’t see Him.”

25He said to them, Foolish men! So unwilling to believe in everying that the prophets have spoken! 26Didn’t the Mashiach have to go through all these things and die before entering into his glory? 27Beginning with Moshe and all the prophets, He explained to them everything in the Tanakh about Himself. 28They came near to the village where they were going, and He acted like He would continue on.

29They urged him, “Stay with us. It’s almost evening, and the day is nearly over.” So He went in to stay with them.

30When he had reclined at the table with them, He took the matzahunbleavened bread; it was Passover week and said the ha-motzi.[19a] Then He broke it and gave it to them. 31Their eyes were opened, they recognized Him, and then He vanished from their sight. 32They said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts burning inside us while He spoke to us along the way, and while He opened up the Tanakh to us?”

C. Yeshua reveals Himself to the eleven talmidim (vv 33-43) (Mk 16:14; Jn 20:19-25)

 33They got up at once, returned to YerushalayimJerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together with their friends, 34who told them, “The Lord has really risen! He appeared to Simon!” 35They began telling about what had happened on the road, and how they recoognized Him by the breaking of the matzah.

36While yhey were talking about it, Yeshua Himself suddenly was standing among them and He said to them, “Shalom aleichemPeace be unto you.”

37But they were startled and terrified. They thought they were seeing a ghost.

38He said to them, Why are you troubled? Why are your hearts filled with doubt? 39Look at My hands and My feet; it’s really Me. Touch Me and see for yourself; a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones, as you can see that I have. 40When He had said this, He showed them His hands and feet. 41They still weren’t able to believe it for all their joy, and they stood dumbfounnded. He asked them, Do you have anything here to eat?

42They gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb, 43and He took them and ate in front of them.[42]

D. The Kingdom offered to all (vv 44-49) (Mt 28:18-20; Mk 16:15-18; Jn 17:18; Jn 20:21; Acts 1:8)

 44Yeshua told them, This is what I told you while I was still with you; everything written about Me in the Torah of Moshe, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.

45Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Tanakh. 46He told them, “Here is what is written: it was necessary for the Mashiach to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47and that repentance that leads to forgiveness of sins through His Name should be proclaimed to people from every nation, beginning at YerushalayimJerusalem. 48You are witnesses to these things,” He said. 49Hinneh, I’m going to send forth upon you what My Father promised, so wait here in YerushalayimJerusalem until you are have been equipped from above.”

VIII. The Ascension of the Son of Man (vv 50-53) (Mk 16:19-20; Acts 1:9-11)

50He led them out toward BethanyBeit-AnyahBethany, and He lifted up his hands, said a b'rakhahblessing over them.[50] 51While he was blessing them, He withdrew from them, and was carried up through the heavenlies. 52They worshiped Him, then returned to YerushalayimJerusalem with great joy, 53and were continually in the Temple, praising God.

Acts 1

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  1. Matthew says “At the end of Shabbat, as the first day of the week was beginning, Miryam of Magdala and the other Miryam came to see the tomb.” On the Hebrew calendar, the day begins and ends at sunset. This was sunset Saturday evening, not sunrise on Sunday morning. Because Yeshua said that he would fulfill “the sign of Jonah” by being in the grave “three days and three nights” (Matt 12:40), I believe (please feel free to disagree) that He was literally in the grave for 72 hours. This means that He was buried just at sunset on Wednesday and resurrected just after sunset on Saturday night. Miryam apparently discoverd the resurrection just after sunset on Saturday night, but the others didn’t find out until dawn on Sunday morning. [RETURN]

 5. Throughout Scripture, this is the common reaction to meeting HaShem’s holy Angels. We should forget about the popular fairy tale idea of angels and concentrate on the reality.[RETURN]
The Truth About Angels

13. Sixty stadia or about 11 kilometers. [RETURN]

30. The traditional blessing recited before eating any food, particularly bread: “Baruch etah ADONAI Eloheinu, Melekh ha-olam, ha-matzi lechem min ha-aretz. Omein. Blessed are you ADONAI, our God, King of the Universe, Who brings forth our bread from the ground. Amen.” [RETURN]

42. To show that he was real. Ghosts don’t eat food. [RETURN]

50. I believe that Yeshua, as our Great High Priest, recited the The Aaronic Benediction (Hebrew: ברכת כהנים; birkat kohanim) over them. According to the Torah, Aaron blessed the people, and ADONAI promises, “So they (the kohanim) shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them (the people).”

The Jewish Sages, very probably as early as Yeshua’s time, stressed that although the priests are the ones pronouncing the blessing, it is not them or the ceremonial practice of raising their hands that results in the blessing, but rather it is God’s desire that His blessing should be symbolised by the Kohanim’s hands, which are raised forming the shape of the Hebrew letter shin (שְׁ), the first letter in God’s name, Shadai.

Even after the destruction of the second Temple, the practice has been continued in Jewish synagogues, and today in most Jewish communities, Kohanim bless the worshippers in the synagogue during special Jewish prayer services. (Numbers 6:22-27)

Then ADONAI spoke to Moshe, saying, “Speak to Aharon and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Isra'el. You shall say to them:

יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ (Yevhārēkh-khā Adhōnāy veyishmerēkhā …)
[May] ADONAI bless you, and keep you …
יָאֵר יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ (Yāʾēr Adhōnāy pānāw ēlekhā viḥunnékkā …)
[May] ADONAI make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you …
יִשָּׂא יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם (Yissā Adhōnāy pānāw ēlekhā veyāsēm lekhā shālōm.)
[May] ADONAI lift up His face unto you, and give to you peace.”
[RETURN]

Originally posted on Friday, 29 May 2020

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