Luke Third Gospel

Why was Luke Chosen as the Author of the Third New Testament Gospel?

By Michael Kok, Ph.D. If you are planning a read-through of the entire New Testament, you will be immersed in four distinct presentations of the life of Jesus before you encounter the earliest attempt to write a history of the Church in the Acts of the Apostles. However, originally the book of Acts was intended as the sequel to the …

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Michael KokWhy was Luke Chosen as the Author of the Third New Testament Gospel?
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Jonah and the Worm (Jonah 4:1-11)

In this episode of the Bible Study and the Christian Life podcast on the Book of Jonah, we discuss Jonah and the worm. After Jonah prophesies in Nineveh, the Assyrians repent. Jonah then leaves Nineveh and sits and waits to see what will happen to the city. While he waits, God creates a plant to give Jonah shade from the …

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Matthew First New Testament Gospel

Why was Matthew Chosen as the Author of the First New Testament Gospel?

By Michael Kok, Ph.D. Why was Matthew chosen as the author of the first New Testament Gospel? Where did the early church get the idea that there was an original Hebrew (or Aramaic) version of the Gospel of Matthew? It was not a bad assumption: this Gospel makes the most concerted effort to root the Jesus story back into the …

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Michael KokWhy was Matthew Chosen as the Author of the First New Testament Gospel?