Luke 1:13 "John"=Jehovah shows grace.
Luke 1:24 "hid"=secluded.
Luke 1:26 "sixth month" [of Elizabeth's pregnancy]
Luke 1:27 "virgin"=woman of marriageable age. "espoused"=wife, or committed.
East. More than engaged, it applies to the first day of the ten days of the
wedding and continues to include the entire first year of marriage.
Luke 1:28 "highly favoured" Gr. charitoo Perfect passive participle. In this form, only here and Eph 1:6 “made us accepted”.
Luke 1:29 "when she saw him" Omitted by many MSS.
Luke 1:31 "Jesus"=Joshua=Savior.
Luke 1:34 "knowing not a man" Mary and Joseph had not yet had sexual
intercourse with a resulting pregnancy. East. The time of the coming together was
determined by the priest and elders of the city, taking into consideration the
birth dates of the bride and groom. This first coming together would take
place some time after the ten-day wedding ceremony on the date set by the
priest and elders.
Luke 1:57 "full" Gr. pletho which is a later form of the word pimplemi,
a derivative of pleos. Pletho means "to fill to capacity and overflow."
The word pletho appropriate for Elisabeth for she delivered the child - she
LS,1418 - pletho overflowing river, full moon
Luke 1:63 Gabriel's word here fulfilled.
Luke 1:70 “since the world began” Gr. ap aionos Also in Act 15:18. Compare Eph 3:9.
Luke 1:72 "holy covenant" Only here in NT. See Daniel 11:28.
“mercy”, “covenant”, “swore”. These words together only here and Deut. 7:12.
Luke 1:78 "mercy of our God" See 2 Samuel 9:3.