Luke's Argumentative Analysis

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There is compelling evidence in the argument both for and against the theory that Luke penned the book carrying his namesake. Luke was a traveling companion of Paul’s for a short time (Harris, 2014, pg. 199-200). Any information he would have written about events involving Jesus would have been second hand information, but in some of the accounts the narrative point of view changes. In some of the events the narration comes from a third person perspective while in others the narration takes on a first hand perspective. This is very contradictory as Luke did not know Jesus personally. Other problems attached to identifying the writer is that at no point within the Gospel does he identify himself or make mention of Paul’s letters or teachings.
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