Heaven’s Perception of Jesus
Heaven’s Perception of Jesus - Luke 3:21-38
Jesus’ Baptism (vv. 21-22): Confirmation from Above & Identification With Us Here Below
At the outset of his ministry he publicly identified himself with the sinners he came to save.
Jesus is not only a man; he is also the uniquely loved Son of the Father (see note on John 1:14).
Jesus’ Genealogy (vv. 23-38): The History of Israel & the Human Race Viewed With a Broader Lens
Like a good Greek historian,
Luke says “about thirty” (3:23) rather than stating an estimate as a definite number, as was more common in traditional Jewish historiography.
Like Greco-Roman genealogies, but unlike Matthew and Old Testament genealogies, Luke starts with the most recent names and works backward.
Luke adds the son of God, for we must see Jesus ultimately in his relationship to the Father.