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.
Yinger, Kent, "Luke" (2010). Faculty Publications - Portland Seminary. 156.