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Luke 2:40 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

§ 14. JESUS GOES TO THE PASSOVER AT TWELVE YEARS OF AGE, Luk 2:40-52 .

To the question, What sort of a boy was Jesus? this brief passage forms the whole scripture answer. We learn from it that he had a true human soul as well as body. He was a genuine natural child, infant, and boy. When as an infant the shepherds paid to him their homage, and the Magi presented their gifts, he was, perhaps, unconscious of the nature of the transactions. When, at the age of some two and a half years, his parents brought him from their flight into Egypt to the hills of Nazareth, his body grew: and amid the bold scenes of hill and dale, with the blue Mediterranean in the distance, his mind received its expansion. As the synagogue and the lessons at home unfolded the truths of the Old Testament to his view, telling of the Messiah to come, it is wonderful to think what might have been the first presentiments to his mind that he was himself that Messiah. Perhaps this passage tells us of the first distinct consciousness that God was his Father in the highest sense.

Consult other comments:

Luke 2:40 - The Greek Testament

Luke 2:40 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:40 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 2:40 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 2:40 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 2:40 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 2:40 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 2:40 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:40 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:40 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Luke 2:40 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 2:40 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 2:40 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 2:40 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 2:40 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 2:40 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 2:40 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 2:40 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Luke 2:40 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 2:40 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 2:40 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 2:40 - Neighbour's Wells of Living Water

Luke 2:40 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 2:40 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Luke 2:40 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 2:40 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 2:40 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 2:40 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 2:40 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 2:40 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 2:40 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 2:40 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 2:40 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 2:40 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments