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|Book||Gospel of Luke|
|Christian Bible part||New Testament|
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|Gospel of Luke|
Luke 24 is the twenty-fourth and final chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this Gospel as well as the Acts of the Apostles. This chapter records the discovery of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, his appearances to his disciples and his ascension into heaven.
Some early manuscripts containing the text of this chapter are:
- Papyrus 75 (AD 175-225)
- Codex Vaticanus (325-350)
- Codex Sinaiticus (330-360)
- Codex Bezae (~400)
- Codex Washingtonianus (~400)
- Codex Alexandrinus (400-440)
- Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (~450; extant verses 1-6, 46-53)
It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments... But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb
The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges suggests that the words "certain other women" are a spurious late insertion, not being part of the text in the Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus or Codex Regius manuscripts.
"The women who had come with him from Galilee" included "Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them".
It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.
The names of some women are mentioned in the canonical gospels, but only Luke's gospel mentions Joanna, implying that Luke receives his special information from "one (most likely Joanna) or more than one of" the women. In Luke 8:1–3 Mary called Magdalene, Joanna the wife of Chuza, and Susanna are named as women who provided material sustenance to Jesus during his travels, along with other unnamed women.
While Matthew, Mark and John mentioned the names of the women present at the cross, Luke only refers them as "the women that followed him from Galilee" (Luke 23:49), but name the women at the end in the story of the women's visit to the empty tomb (Luke 24:10). The two passages with the names of some women alongside the mention of the "twelve" and "apostles", respectively (Luke 8:1–3 and Luke 24:10), "form a literary inclusio" which brackets the major part of Jesus' ministry (leaving out only the earliest part of it).[a]
- But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.
- "Linen cloths": American biblical scholar Kim Dreisbach states that Greek: οθονια (othonia) is "a word of uncertain meaning ... probably best translated as a generic plural for grave clothes". The same word is used in John 19:40.
Luke 24:13–35 describes Jesus' appearance to two disciples who are walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, which is said to be 60 stadia (10.4 to 12 km depending on what definition of stadion is used) from Jerusalem. One of the disciples is named Cleopas (verse 18), while his companion remains unnamed.
- Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.
- and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God. Amen. 
The King James Version ends with the word "Amen", following the Textus Receptus, but modern critical editions of the New Testament exclude this word, as do many modern English translations. In a manuscript copy of Beza's, there are added words:
- The Gospel according to Saint Luke was published fifteen years after the ascension of Christ,
- Overview of resurrection appearances in the Gospels and Paul
- Ascension of Jesus
- Holy Week
- Ministry of Jesus
- Relics associated with Jesus
- Shroud of Turin
- Sudarium of Oviedo
- Related Bible parts: Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 8, Luke 23, John 20, Acts 1, Acts 2, 1 Corinthians 15
- Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
- Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an Abbreviated Bible Commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
- Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges on Luke 24, accessed 27 July 2018
- Bauckham 2017, p. 131.
- Luke 24:12 NKJV
- The Definitive Shroud of Turin FAQ, accessed 27 July 2018
- Luke 24:51
- Footnote g in the New Revised Standard Version at Luke 24:51
- Luke 24:53 KJV
- Luke 1:9
- Jerusalem Bible (1966), footnote at Luke 24:53
- BibleGateway.com, Translations of Luke 24:53
- Gill, J., Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible on Luke 24, accessed 28 July 2018
- Theophylact of Ohrid, Preface to the Gospel of Matthew, accessed 28 July 2018
- Bauckham, Richard (2017). Jesus and the Eyewitnesses (2nd ed.). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. ISBN 9780802874313.
- Luke 24 King James Bible - Wikisource
- English Translation with Parallel Latin Vulgate
- Online Bible at GospelHall.org (ESV, KJV, Darby, American Standard Version, Bible in Basic English)
- Multiple bible versions at Bible Gateway (NKJV, NIV, NRSV etc.)
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