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Jesus sends 72 messengers
Jesus sent 72 messengers ahead of him, and gave instructions to them. He also warned unrepentant cities.
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Seventy Disciples
Seventy Disciples A group of Jesus’ followers whom He sent ahead two by two into towns He was about to visit (Lk. 10:1–20). It seems likely that the thirty-five pairs were sent to minister in the region of Judea, as the following summary of the context indicates. In 9:51–62 Jesus journeys through Samaria
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Seventy Disciples of Our Lord
SEVENTY DISCIPLES OF OUR LORD. The specific group sent forth by Jesus Christ as recorded only in Lk 10:1–20. The work of the Seventy, while similar in major detail to the work of the Twelve, was aimed specifically at preparing the way for Messiah in the villages He was to visit prior to His death. The
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Seventy Disciples of Our Lord
SEVENTY DISCIPLES OF OUR LORD (Luke 10:1, 17). These were, doubtless, persons other than the “twelve,” whom our Lord seems to have kept by His side. Considerable speculation has arisen owing to the number seventy; some believe that Jesus had in view the ancient Hebrew analogue of the seventy—originally
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Seventy, the
SEVENTY, THE — in Luke’s Gospel, a group of 70 disciples sent out by Jesus to heal the sick and preach the good news of the kingdom of God (Luke 10:1–17; seventy-two, NIV). Jewish writings often spoke of the Gentile nations as numbering 70. Among the four gospels, Luke is known as the one with a universal,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SEVENTY DISCIPLES
SEVENTY DISCIPLESThe account of the designation and mission of these is found only in Luke 10. Some have therefore sought to maintain that we have here only a confused variant of the appointment of the Twelve; but this is impossible in the light of Luke’s account of the Twelve in chapter 9.The
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Seventy Disciples
seventy disciples. According to Lk. 10:1 and 17, Jesus sent out seventy disciples to minister as a part of his extended journey to Jerusalem (some important witnesses, including P75 and Codex Vaticanus, say “seventy-two”). The number seventy was symbolic to the Jews. It alluded to the group of elders
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Seventy, the
SEVENTY, THE (DISCIPLES)At Elim were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there. Num. 33:9.After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Luke 10:1.He chose also
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Seventy Disciples
SEVENTY DISCIPLES: The account of the designation and mission of these is found only in Lk 10. Some have therefore sought to maintain that we have here only a confused variant of the appointment of the Twelve; but this is impossible in the light of Luke’s account of the Twelve in ch 9.The documents
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SEVENTY, THE
SEVENTY, THE. Translation of the Latin septuaginta, referring to the Greek translation of the Torah undertaken (according to tradition) by seventy-two Jewish elders (see SEPTUAGINT). Among Christians, the term came to encompass the Greek translation of the entire Hebrew Bible, plus other works (generally
Key passages
Mt 11:20–24

Then he began to reproach the towns in which the majority of his miracles had been done, because they did not repent: “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long …

Lk 10:1–16

And after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy-two others and sent them out two by two before him into every town and place where he was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord …

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