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  1. St. Luke, (flourished 1st century ce; feast day October 18), in Christian tradition, the author of the Gospel According to Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, a companion of St. Paul the Apostle, and the most literary of the New Testament writers. Information about his life is scanty.

  2. Luke the Evangelist [a] is one of the Four Evangelists —the four traditionally ascribed authors of the canonical gospels. The Early Church Fathers ascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.

  3. Jun 25, 2019 · Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity Luke the Evangelist: Profile & Biography of Luke Luke the Evangelist. By Austin Cline Updated on June 25, 2019 The name Luke comes from the Greek Loukas which may itself be an affectionate form of the Latin Lucius.

  4. Mar 29, 2019 · Saint Luke, also known as Luke the Evangelist, is widely regarded as the author of both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. He wrote more of the New Testament than anyone else—even the Apostle Paul.

  5. Oct 18, 2023 · The Gentile Doctor. St Paul speaks of St Luke – the author of the Third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles – in the Letter to the Colossians, referring to him as the “Luke, the beloved physician” (Col 4:14). According to Eusebius, the Church historian, Luke was born in Antioch, and was a Gentile; in fact, in the Letter to the ...

  6. Luke the Evangelist. St. Luke is a gifted storyteller who wrote two of the major works of the New Testament, the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. In 52 chapters Luke masterfully takes the reader from the mists of antiquity all the way to a rented apartment in the empire’s capital city and creates out of sometimes unlikely material ...

  7. Biography of Saint Luke. The name Lucas (Luke) is probably an abbreviation from Lucanus, like Annas from Ananus, Apollos from Apollonius, Artemas from Artemidorus, Demas from Demetrius, etc. (Schanz, "Evang. des heiligen Lucas", 1, 2; Lightfoot on "Col.", iv, 14; Plummer, "St. Luke", introd.)

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