Friday, June 19, 2009

Who was Luke? Introduction...

Luke was a doctor, a Greek and a Gentile. He is the only known Gentile (non-jewish) author in the New Testament. Luke was a close friend and companion of Paul. He also wrote Acts and the two books go together.

Luke wrote these books from Rome or Caesarea in about 60 AD.

This is the most comprehensive Gospel. The general vocabulary and diction show that the author was highly educated. He makes frequent reference to illnesses and diagnosis. Luke stresses Jesus's relationship with people; emphasizes prayer, miracles, and angels; records inspired hymns of praise; and gives a prominent place to women.

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