Jesus’ proclamation in the synagogue at Capernaum
And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” [Isaiah 61:1–2]. And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:17–21)
This bonus material was quoted from:
David E. Graves, Key Themes of the New Testament: A Survey of Major Theological Themes (Moncton, N.B.: Graves, 2013), 113.
For Further Study
- Capharnaum - the town of Jesus. This site is managed by the Franciscans and includes extensive photographs and additional information.