Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Luke 1:1

Context
NETBible

Now 1  many have undertaken to compile an account 2  of the things 3  that have been fulfilled 4  among us,

XREF

Joh 20:31; Ac 1:1-3; 1Ti 3:16; 2Pe 1:16-19

NET © Notes

tn Grk “Since” or “Because.” This begins a long sentence that extends through v. 4. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence and the tendency of contemporary English style to use shorter sentences, the Greek sentence has been divided up into shorter English sentences in the translation.

tn This is sometimes translated “narrative,” but the term itself can refer to an oral or written account. It is the verb “undertaken” which suggests a written account, since it literally is “to set one’s hand” to something (BDAG 386 s.v. ἐπιχειρέω). “Narrative” is too specific, denoting a particular genre of work for the accounts that existed in the earlier tradition. Not all of that material would have been narrative.

tn Or “events.”

tn Or “have been accomplished.” Given Luke’s emphasis on divine design (e.g., Luke 24:43-47) a stronger sense (“fulfilled”) is better than a mere reference to something having taken place (“accomplished”).



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