Luke.HO - SUMMARY NOTES: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE I....

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SUMMARY NOTES: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE I. Authorship of Luke: The author reports that he/she was NOT an eyewitness to the events recorded in his gospel, but that he/she received information from eyewitnesses and other sources (cf.Lk. 1:1-4). There is ample evidence to suggest that the TtraditionalT ascription of this work to Luke, the Tbeloved physicianT and travelling companion of St. Paul, is a correct one: 1) Luke and Acts are by the same writer (cf. Acts 1:1-2); 2) on four occasions in Acts (16:16-17; 20:5-15; 21:1- 18; 27:1-28:16) the author changes literary style from third person narrative (The or she did thatT) to second person plural (Twe did thatT), this gives the reader the impression that eye- witness material is included in the narrative of Acts and that the author was a part of that action; 4) the TweT material in Acts emerges only after Paul has contact with the city of Philippi; 5) Luke Ts hometown and base of operations was Philippi; 6) This gives the reader the impression that Luke joins the Pauline mission each time Paul travels through Philippi, and contribute first hand in-formation to his own account in that process. There are also several instances in which LukeTs descriptions of illnessness in his gospel
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