Notes: September 13, 2009

A Ghost?

Herod wasn’t sure; but he wanted to find out.

Luke 9:7-9

  • Jesus and John were quite dissimilar in many ways. Yet there was this marked similarity: they both preached strongly against sin and many people followed them.
  • When Herod heard about Jesus, the king thought that John the Baptist, whom he had beheaded, was come back to life (v. 7).
  • The puzzled him, as well it might.
  • Others suggested that Jesus was none other than Elijah revived or some other prophet.
  • Herod knew John was dead. Who then is the Jesus who is so much like John? (v. 9).
  • The king desired to see Jesus (v. 9). Whether the two ever met before, we know that Herod spoke with Jesus immediately before the crucifixion.