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A.M. 4051. A.D. 47.

In this chapter we have,

(1,) Luke’s preface to his gospel, which he dedicates to his friend Theophilus, Luke 1:1-4 .

(2,) A short account of Zacharias and Elisabeth, the parents of John the Baptist, Luke 1:5-7 .

(3,) The appearance of the Angel Gabriel to Zacharias, giving him notice of the birth of a son, and predicting the important office he should sustain, Luke 1:8-17 .

(4,) The chastisement inflicted on Zacharias for his unbelief, Luke 1:18-23 .

(5,) Elisabeth’s conception, and acknowledgments of the Lord’s goodness to her, Luke 1:24 , Luke 1:25 .

(6,) Gabriel’s annunciation of the birth of Christ to the Virgin Mary, and her ready belief thereof, Luke 1:26-38 .

(7,) The joyful meeting of Elisabeth and Mary, and their praises and prophecies, Luke 1:39-56 .

(8,) The birth, circumcision, and naming of John the Baptist, Luke 1:57-66 .

(9,) Zacharias’s song of praise and predictions on that occasion, Luke 1:67-79 .

(10,) A short account of John the Baptist’s private life, Luke 1:80 .

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