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Luke 1:80 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

80. Grew In body, as waxed strong refers to mind. Similar description of the growth of Samson, Jdg 13:2; of Jesus, Luk 2:40.

The deserts Not strictly deserts, but the rural region, little inhabited, of his native hill country. “They are mistaken,” says Grotius, “who think that this only indicates his country home, for his home was a city;” it signifies that resigning home he dwelt in the solitudes. So his severer food comported with his wilderness life to express his Elijah-like mission to preach repentance. This was his preparatory schooling, in which silence, study of God’s word, and prayer, with meditation, nourished his spiritual strength. This concealment stands in contrast to his showing, or manifestation, when the fullness of time arrived.

Consult other comments:

Luke 1:80 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 1:80 - The Greek Testament

Luke 1:80 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 1:80 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 1:80 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 1:80 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 1:80 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 1:80 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 1:80 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 1:80 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:80 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:80 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 1:80 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 1:80 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 1:80 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 1:80 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 1:80 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 1:80 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:80 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 1:80 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 1:80 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 1:80 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 1:80 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 1:80 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 1:80 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 1:80 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 1:80 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 1:80 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 1:80 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 1:80 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 1:80 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 1:80 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 1:80 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 1:80 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments