Luke Chapter 2

The Coming Messiah

From Bethlehem Ephraphah comes a ruler of Israel. (the Messiah).

Luke 2:1-4,5,7

Isaiah 9:6

Son born and Child given.

Micah 5:2 (P,M)

Matthew 2:5,6

John 7:42

Revelation 12:5

Brought forth a male son,one who would crush the serpents head, see Gen 3:15.

Timing of the census to fit with Christ being born in Bethlehem and towards the fulfilling of the 69 weeks in Dan 9:25. See also Mic 5:2.

Luke 2:1-4 (P,M)

Daniel 9:25

Micah 5:2

The Coming Messiah

See most references in Psalm 72:1-19 re Millennium. Note "unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given", see links below in Luke and Rev.

Luke 2:6,7

Psalms 72:1-19

Isaiah 9:6,7 (P,M)

Isaiah 22:22

Isaiah 66:7,8

Man child.

Luke 1:32,33

Luke 1:35,36

Revelation 12:5

Child , male son.

JT v48, pp488

JND v11, pp128-129

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp269-270

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp248

JND Collected writings.

Christ's birth. See most references in Isaiah 9:6,7.

Luke 2:7 (P,M)

Isaiah 9:6,7

Christ's birth announced by angels.

Luke 2:8-15 (P,M)

1 Timothy 3:16

Seen of angels is part of the mystery of piety.

The Firstborn. Angels.

Luke 2:10-13

Psalms 97:7

Psalms 104:4 (P)

1 Timothy 3:16

Hebrews 1:6-7 (P)

Compare the angelic host praising Christ at His birth and His disciples praising Him at His entrance into Jerusalem.

Luke 2:13-15 (P)

Luke 19:37,38

Christ's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Christ's disciples rejoicing as he enters Jerusalem. Compare the differences and similarities of the triad of rejoicing here, to the multitude of angels' triad of praise in Luke 2:14,15.

Luke 2:13-15

Luke 19:37,38 (P)

The Coming Messiah

It was communicated to Simeon that he should see the Lord's Christ and stated that Christ would be "a light for revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel". See links in Isaiah 42:6.

Luke 2:25-32,38 (P,M)

Note Anna spoke of all those who waited for redemption in Jerusalem. Her and Simeon were part of the faithful remnant.

Isaiah 42:6

JND v11, pp142,143

JND Collected writings.

Law of purification, Leviticus 12:2-5. Simeon holds the child and gives praise. Also Anna.

Luke 2:27-38 (P)

Psalms 98:2

See Luke 2:31.

Isaiah 42:6

See Luke 2:32

Isaiah 52:10

See Luke 2:30.

Isaiah 52:9

See Luke 2:38. Anna.dwelt in the temple area. The Shekinah glory will return and dwell in the temple in the coming day, see Ezekiel 44:4.

Isaiah 60:3

See Luke 2:32.

The Coming Messiah

Christ as light of the nations.

Luke 2:32

Isaiah 42:6 (P,M)

Isaiah 49:6

Isaiah 60:3

Acts 13:47,48

Key turning point of the glad tidings going to the nations.

Regathering and Restoration of All Israel in the Future

Judah and Israel. See chart (Ezekiel 38) tracing the history of Judah and Israel from the captivities to the Millennium.

Luke 2:38

Anna speaks of those who who waited for redenption in Jerusalem.

Deuteronomy 30:3-10 (P)

Psalms 126:1-6

Isaiah 1:25-27

Isaiah 1:9

Isaiah 10:20-22

Isaiah 11:11

Isaiah 25:8,9

Isaiah 27:13


Isaiah 30:19

Isaiah 35:8-10

Highways,ransomed of Jehovah return.

Isaiah 43:5-7

Gathered from the east and the west.

Isaiah 49:9-12,18

They come from afar, some possibly as far away as China. See footnote "h" in JND bible (Sinim could mean China.)

Isaiah 51:10

A way for the ransomed to pass over.

Isaiah 51:11

Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Isaiah 52:1-12

Zion, Jerusalem awakened for their return, and they return without haste and Jehovah is their rear guard.

Isaiah 54:7

Isaiah 58:8-12

Isaiah 65:18-25

Isaiah 66:20,21

Jeremiah 3:18

Jeremiah 12:15

Jeremiah 16:14,15

Jeremiah 23:3-8

Jeremiah 24:6,7

Jeremiah 30:3,18

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Jeremiah 31:7-9


Jeremiah 32:37,38

Jeremiah 33:6-26

Jeremiah 50:4,5

They shall come weeping, and ask the way to Zion, and join to Jehovah in the everlasting covenant.

Ezekiel 11:17-20

Ezekiel 20:33-38

Rebels purged out, 10 Tribes.

Ezekiel 28:25,26

Ezekiel 34:11-15

Ezekiel 36:21-32

Not for your sake I do this but for my holy name.vss.22&32.

Ezekiel 36:8-10

Ezekiel 37:1-28

Made one stick.

Ezekiel 38:12

Ezekiel 39:25-29

Hosea 1:10,11

Hosea 2:14,15

Hosea 3:5

Hosea 6:1-4

Hosea 14:4-7

Joel 2:28-31

Amos 8:10

Mourning for an only son

Micah 2:12

Micah 4:6-8

Zephaniah 3:9-20

Zechariah 4:6,7

Relates to temple in the recovery,but also looks forward to the final temple in the millenium.

Zechariah 4:6,7

Relates to temple in the recovery,but also looks forward to the final temple in the millenium.

Zechariah 6:15

Zechariah 8:7,13

Zechariah 9:14-17


Zechariah 10:8

Will hiss for them (sharag,a shrill whistle). See hiss in Isaiah 5:26 (but not a link).

Zechariah 12:10,11

Looking on Me whom they pierced, and mourning for an only son.

Zechariah 13:8,9

Third part refined ,Judah.

Matthew 24:31

John 21:11,12

1 Fish,Isreal regathered.

Romans 9:27-29

Romans 11:25-27

Romans 11:4,5

"What says the divine answer", a key point in Pauls presentation on the restoration of all Isreal.

Revelation 7:17

Wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Revelation 7:3-8

The 144,000 may well have a prominent part in the speading of the glad tidings of the kingdom Matt.24:14.

Revelation 21:4

A different setting .God dwelling with men in etermity.

JND v0, pp133

JND Notes and jottings.

Christ as Branch and Root

Root out of a dry ground, derived nothing from this scene. See many references in Isaiah 4:2. As a tender sapling (plant). See references in Luke 2:39,40,3:22,and the Father's voice "in thee have I found my delight".

Luke 2:39,40

Isaiah 4:2

Isaiah 53:2 (P,M)

Luke 3:22

Christ growing up in Nazareth.

Luke 2:39-40 (P)

Isaiah 11:1

Isaiah 53:2