In my former treatise, I gave an account, O Theophilus, of all the actions and doctrine of Jesus, to the time of his assumption,
I have likewise thought proper; most excellent Theophilus, to write to you a particular account; having made a very diligent inquiry into the whole matter,
what about? said he. why, about Jesus the Nazarean, said they, who was a prophet, eminently recommended, by his doctrine and his works, to the approbation of God and of all the people;
Thus went Jesus about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all sorts of diseases and infirmities among the people:
the blind recover their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
at that very time, he cured several of their diseases and distempers, dispossessing evil spirits, and restoring sight to many that were blind.
Jesus answered them, many good works have I shewed you from my father; for which of those works would you stone me?
In the mean time, the high priest having question'd Jesus about his disciples, and his doctrine.
ye men of Israel attend to what I say; Jesus of Nazareth was a man whom God distinguished among you, by miracles, by prodigies, and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you your selves also know:
this will conciliate the divine favour. and this is the condition of your vocation, since Christ himself has suffer'd for us,
Some time after, Elizabeth his wife was pregnant, and went into retirement for five months.
Jesus was then about thirty years of age, being, as was suppos'd, the son of Joseph,