Join the “In Person Group” each week! They meet Mondays from 6:00-7:30pm at Triumph West to discuss the reading from the past week, and look ahead to the upcoming reading.
Below are the notes that were handed out during their latest meeting. Hope you find them helpful!
2018 B90 = B11
LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN. WE NEVER GOT TO IT LAST WEEK SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON 3D.
JESUS BIRTH: BIBLE ACCOUNT vs TRADITIONAL ACCOUNT Luke 2:1-15
- Details of the Christmas story as we know them today come from the novel “Proto Evangelium of James” (written anonymously in circa 200AD condemned by Jerome, the Church and many early Popes)
- Luke = Gentile citizen of Antioch, physician, second generation Christian, author of the two books Luke + Acts, travel companion for Paul of Tarsus, NOT NOT NOT an eye witness to Jesus’ earthly ministry
- Roman occupation circa 3AD, religious tolerance, fed gov funded building and infrastructure projects (Sepphoris etc), Census celebrating 70 years new title for Emperor, Taxes must currently own property in the area, EVERYBODYis traveling to ancestral home no exceptions, big family reunion
- Audience = Theophilus + first century Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Christians
DIAGRAM FIRST CENTURY PALESTINE HOUSE
- Katalyma= guest chamber, guest room, upper room = Luke 2:7, 22:11 + Mark 14:14
- Pandocheion= paid rooming establishment = Luke 10:34
- Shepherds keeping watch over their flocks at night (Professor Mark Erickson Bethel Seminary)
- Ho= each Nyx= night. This phrase can indicate a season of the year rather than a time of day
- Angel = functions as warrior or messenger, no female angels in Bible, humanoid form, no wings on
- Angels in Bible, wings start appearing in 4thcentury Christian art, no halo, no harp (seraphim = six wings, somewhat human form cherubim = four faces, four wings, calf feet 2 Kings 6:15-17, Dan 9:20-23, Dan 10:10-14, Numbers 22:31 use a concordance for many more)
- Company of heavenly host = Stratiaarmy of heaven, members of a celestial army
- Praising GodAnieo= proclaiming the excellence of God
- Saying Lego= speaking, good news,no singing or harps
- Preaching Gospel Euangelizo= Jesus birth, life, death, resurrection
- City of David = Warrior King, *Savior=SoterOne who delivers from grave danger
- Messiah =Christosbrings peace defeating enemy (Ephesians 6:12 + 3:10, 2 Corinthians 10:3, Colossians 2:15, 1 Peter 1:12)
- Peace to men on whom His favor rests = Eudokiagood will good purpose pleasure
- Which the Lord has told us about = KyriosLord Master Sir
- Place God inhabits when He is physically present on planet earth = Shekinah Glory(Exodus 16:10 + 24:17+ 40:34-38, Revelation 21:23 see also God as light or Jesus as light i.e. Paul on Damascus road light periastraptoflashed asinlightning, vaporizes Aaron’s sons in OT)
- Terrified = Megaslarge intense quantity
- Phoebomiafear and alarm + Phobos terror
Join the group!! As a B90 reader, you can jump in any week you want. They meet Mondays from 6:00-7:30pm at Triumph West.