4:15 He 1 began to teach 2 in their synagogues 3 and was praised 4 by all.
4:44 So 5 he continued to preach in the synagogues of Judea. 6
1 tn Grk “And he.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
2 tn The imperfect verb has been translated ingressively.
3 sn The next incident in Luke 4:16-30 is probably to be seen as an example of this ministry of teaching in their synagogues in Galilee. Synagogues were places for Jewish prayer and worship, with recognized leadership (cf. Luke 8:41). Though the origin of the synagogue is not entirely clear, it seems to have arisen in the postexilic community during the intertestamental period. A town could establish a synagogue if there were at least ten men. In normative Judaism of the NT period, the OT scripture was read and discussed in the synagogue by the men who were present (see the Mishnah, m. Megillah 3-4; m. Berakhot 2).
4 tn Grk “being glorified.” The participle δοξαζόμενος (doxazomeno") has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style. This is the only place Luke uses the verb δοξάζω (doxazw) of Jesus.
5 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the summarization.
6 tc Most
7 tn Grk “And it happened that some time.” The introductory phrase ἐγένετο (egeneto, “it happened that”), common in Luke (69 times) and Acts (54 times), is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.
9 tn Or “cities.”
10 sn The combination of preaching and proclaiming the good news is a bit emphatic, stressing Jesus’ teaching ministry on the rule of God.
12 tn Grk “And the.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
13 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
14 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
15 tn This is a distributive use of κατά (kata); see L&N 83:12.
16 tn Or “cities.”
19 tn Grk “And he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity. Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
21 tn Grk “to destroy.”
sn The action at the temple was the last straw. In their view, if Jesus could cause trouble in the holy place, then he must be stopped, so the leaders were seeking to assassinate him.