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And they said to her, “None of your relatives are called by that name.” Bible other translations

“None of your relatives are called by that name.” It was customary to name a child after someone in the child’s ancestry, to honor the family. But in this case God did not want John to be connected to the family. He was separate from the family and did not carry on with the priestly traditions of the family, joining the fraternity of priests in Jerusalem and serving in the course of Abijah and at the annual feasts. His elderly parents apparently died when he was a young man and as he grew he lived in the wilderness (Luke 1:80).


Commentary for: Luke 1:61

 
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