The Gospel Of Luke And The Gospel Of Luke

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The Gospel of Luke is the third book in the canon of the New Testament and the final of the synoptic Gospels. While the Gospel of Matthew does contain more chapters, Luke is the longest of the four Gospels, with the most verses and most words out of all four Gospels in the New Testament. Luke encompasses the full lifespan of Christ: his conception, birth, childhood, adulthood, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. The Gospel of Luke also contains many parables that Jesus told during his earthly ministry, along with miracles that Jesus performed during this time. The Gospel of Luke is a vibrant book that gives believers insight in the life of Jesus Christ.

Authorship Though the author of the Gospel of Luke is not named within the Gospel itself, critics agree that the author of the Gospel of Luke is Luke, a physician. Paul refers to Luke as “the beloved physician” in Colossians 4:14. Luke is credited as being the author of the book of Acts, and was a frequent companion of the Apostle Paul; there is evidence that Paul was with Luke during both of his Roman imprisonments (2 Timothy 4:11 and Philemon 24). The reason for the anonymity of authorship is likely that the recipient (Theophilus) would know who the author was, and thus there was no need for self-identification during the time of composition. Luke may have also acted out of humility by not identifying himself as the author of this Gospel.
Luke, being a physician and a learned man, possessed tremendous

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