Title

Luke

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Nationality unknown. 1he only occurrences of the name Luke in the New Testament come in Paul's letters, where Luke is the apostle's traveling companion and a physician (Col 4:14; 2 Tim 4:11; Phlm 24; cf. also 2 Cor 8:18). Some see the same person in Lucius (Rom 16:21) and Lucius of Cyrene (Acts 13:1). The New Testament's third gospel and the book of Acts are anonymous but are traditionally ascribed to the Luke of Paul's letters; this traditional Luke is the subject of this article.

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Originally published in the Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Vol. 2: Biographies H-Z, ed. George T. Kurian (Scarecrow Press, 2010), 438-439, reproduced by permission of Rowman & Littlefield.

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810872837/The-Encyclopedia-of-Christian-Literature-2-Volumes

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