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Scofield's Reference Notes

Luke 1



Verse 3


"From the very first": (Greek - ἄνωθεν," "from above)." So translated in John 3:31 ; John 19:11; James 1:17; James 3:15; James 3:17. In no other place is ANOTHEN translated "from the very first." The use by Luke of anothen is an affirmation that his knowledge of these things, derived from those who had been eye-witnesses from the beginning Luke 1:2 was confirmed by revelation. In like manner Paul had doubtless heard from the eleven the story of the institution of the Lord's Supper, but he also had it by revelation from the Lord (cf) 1 Corinthians 11:23 and his writing, like Luke's anothen knowledge, thus became first-hand, not traditional, merely.

understanding (Greek - ἄνωθεν," lit). followed alongside of; or, closely traced.

in order The words "in order" are emphatic, indicating Luke's purpose to reduce to order the Gospel story.

Verse 5


Herod the Great. (See Scofield "Matthew 2:1")

Verse 13


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")

Verse 17

shall go

See, Malachi 4:5 (See Scofield "Matthew 17:10")

Verse 19


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")

Verse 26


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")

Verse 28


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")

Verse 30


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4")

Verse 47


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16")

Verse 68


(See Scofield "Romans 3:24")

Verse 69

horn of

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16")

Verse 71


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16")

Verse 77


Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23")


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Luke 1:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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