Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Kathryn Smith
September 19, 2001
"Jesus - the Early Years - Luke 3:1-5:39"
Apex of the Genealogy
goes all the way back to Adam
the humanity of Christ
2. Shows the universal scope - not just for the Jews but also for the Gentiles
would be a huge thrust from society to find a genealogy of Christ to prove he
was not just some guy from Nazareth
C. The people in-between Jesus and David were unimportant - all that mattered was his lineage towards David, then to Abraham, then to Adam
D. Why was Christ in Joseph's lineage
not phsycially being related to Joseph, His societal honor is found from the
father of the household
honor: based upon individual accomplishment (exploit, commercial gain,
b. Ascribed honor: based upon who one is, especially reference to one's group
genealogy proves that Luke was very concerned with kinship, like Matthew, but
II. John & Jesus' Early Ministry
28 - 29 A.D.
the Antipas (son of Herod the Great) ruling over Galilee
b. Reigned during the period of Christ's birth
John the Baptist beheaded
c. 4 B.C. - 39 A.D.
b. 4 B.C. - 34 A.D.
of Herod the Great, and sentenced to die by his father
b. 37 A.D - 44 A.D.
Paul argued in front of
b. 4 B.C. - 6 A.D.
61 in Luke 4:16-30
is the figure in Isaiah?
d. Not a figure of judgment - yet
does the figure do?
3. What is the "year of the Lord's favor"
were forgiven, slaves & prisoners were set free, and land titles were
felt that this would be a huge factor in the eschatology