Jesus interpreted the scriptures (Lk 24:27-24:27)

“Beginning with Moses

And all the prophets,

Jesus interpreted

To them

The things about himself

In all the scriptures.”

καὶ ἀρξάμενος ἀπὸ Μωϋσέως καὶ ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν προφητῶν διερμήνευσεν αὐτοῖς ἐν πάσαις ταῖς γραφαῖς τὰ περὶ ἑαυτοῦ.

Luke uniquely indicated that the unrecognized Jesus interpreted to these two disciples (διερμήνευσεν αὐτοῖς), beginning with Moses (καὶ ἀρξάμενος ἀπὸ Μωϋσέως) and all the prophets (καὶ ἀπὸ πάντων τῶν προφητῶν) the things about himself in all the scriptures (ἐν πάσαις ταῖς γραφαῖς τὰ περὶ ἑαυτοῦ).  Thus, Jesus explained to these two disciples what Moses and the other prophets had said about him, the Messiah Christ.  Luke was the only canonical gospel writer who has this story about the two disciples on their way to Emmaus in a conversation with Jesus.  Do you understand the role of Moses and the prophets and their relationship to Jesus?

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