There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
– Luke 1:5-7
Luke records a very dramatic scene for us concerning the birth of John the Baptist in the first chapter of his gospel. After a short introduction to the gospel, we are introduced to an elderly couple, Zacharias and Elisabeth.
Luke tells us these events occurred during the reign of Herod the Great so this story happened about 7 BC. The story begins with a beautiful, yet tragic description of this couple. They are described as both righteous…
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