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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 20:27-40

126. Marriage and the resurrection (Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-40)Next a group of Sadducees came to Jesus with a question. According to the law of Moses, if a man died childless, his brother was to have a temporary marital relationship with the widow for the purpose of producing an heir (Deuteronomy 25:5-6). The question put by the Sadducees concerned an unlikely situation where a widow would meet seven husbands, all brothers, in the resurrection. Since Sadducees did not... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Luke 20:40

not = not any more. Greek. ouketi. Compound of ou, App-105 . read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Luke 20:40

Luke 20:40. They durst not ask him— It is plain that this is meant of the Sadducees, and must be understood as limited to them, because in Mat 22:35 we read of a question which one of the Pharisaic scribes afterwards put to him. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 20:27-40

4. The problem of the resurrection 20:27-40 (cf. Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27)This incident was also relevant for Luke’s original Greek readers. The question of the resurrection of the body was important in Greek philosophy (cf. 1 Corinthians 15). Luke used this incident in his narrative to bring Jesus’ confrontations with His critics in the temple courtyard to a climax. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 20:40

Luke omitted the discussion about the greatest commandment that followed (Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34). He had recorded a similar conversation earlier in his Gospel (Luke 10:25-28) and may have wanted to avoid repetition. He jumped ahead to the end of Jesus’ teaching in the temple that day and wrote that Jesus’ answer ended the attempts to trap Him in His words. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 20:1-47

Various Incidents of the Last Week1-8. The authority of Jesus challenged (Matthew 21:23; Mark 11:27). See on Mt.9-18. The wicked husbandmen (Matthew 21:33; Mark 12:1). See on Mt.19-26. The tribute money (Matthew 22:15; Mark 12:13). See on Mt.27-40. The Sadducees and the Resurrection (Matthew 22, 23; Mark 12:18). See on Mt.36. Neither can they die] This is perhaps given as a reason why after the Resurrection there is no more marriage.37. At the bush] RV ’in the place concerning the Bush’: cp.... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Luke 20:40

(40) They durst not ask him any question at all.—The singular omission by St. Luke of the question which is recorded by St. Matthew (Matthew 22:34-40) and St. Mark (Mark 12:28-34), and which would have fallen m so well with the general scope and tenor of his Gospel, may take its place, though we cannot account for it except on the supposition that he did not know the facts, as one of the many proofs of his entire independence as a narrator. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Luke 20:1-47

By What Authority? Luke 20:2 I. The Principle of Reservation. God reserves to Himself the right to restrain when He sees fit that full manifestation of Himself which some men nevertheless demand of Him. There are some men, some women, in whose heart there has frequently risen up something of this resentment: 'Why must I live in a state of imperfect knowledge, which is the result of a limited revelation?' And this incomplete manifestation of Himself by God for so I may call it has been felt,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Luke 20:1-47

CHAPTER 20 1. His Authority Demanded and His Answer.(Luke 20:1-8 ) 2. Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen. (Luke 20:9-19 ) 3. Question about Tribute to Caesar. (Luke 20:20-26 ) 4. The Question Concerning Resurrection. (Luke 20:27-40 ) 5. The Question Christ Asked. (Luke 20:41-44 ) 6. Beware of the Scribes! (Luke 20:45-47 .) The events in this chapter are found in both Matthew’s and Mark’s Gospels. The parable of the vineyard foretells His death. He is the son, the beloved son, whom the... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 20:1-47

AUTHORITY:FROM HEAVEN OR OF MEN? (vs.1-8) The chief priests and scribes used every means they could to discredit the Lord Jesus among the people. While He was teaching and preaching in the temple, they planned a determined attack to challenge His right to do as He did. What authority did He have for teaching a preaching in the temple, and who gave Him this authority? Their thoughts were earthbound, for they thought of no authority but that of man, and this was the very snare that trapped... read more

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