Authorship of the Gospel of Luke & Acts.

Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy


The Gospel of Luke is anonymous, especially since the gospel does not identify its author (1) (2). It’s also doubted that the author was an eyewitness to the ministry of Jesus as suggested in Luke 1:1-14 (3). Luke 1 tells us that the author has data on Jesus that has been handed down to him & others by eyewitnesses. The author also tells us that he has investigated this data to determine its trustworthiness & this all well suggests that the author was a non-eyewitness to Jesus’ ministry. What adds to this conclusion is that the author is sometimes inaccurate when it comes to details concerning Palestinian locations – this would suggest that the author was probably not Palestinian. However, on other details Luke appears accurate; these details include, for example, the titles & names of important people at that time (3). The gospel also lacks concern for the Law…

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