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Claim to authenticity:The author of Luke’s Gospel and Acts does not claim to be an eyewitness of the events associated with Jesus. His claim to authenticity comes from Pauline letters: Colossians 4:14 “ Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.”2 Timothy 4:11 “ Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you; for he is very useful in serving me.”Philemon 1:24 “ and so do Mark, Aristar′chus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers”The author of Acts changes Paul’s theology (e.g. circumcision). Does that mean Luke(author of thirdgospel) had no knowledge of Paul’s letters? (either he wrote before Paul and never read Paul’s letters or he wrote later and simply never read them). Another position is he was so committed to his own agendathat he freely changed Paul. One can argue for all of these possibilities.Some cite “we” passages in Acts to establish the author of Luke’s Gospel with a companion of Paul. The “we” passages in Acts 16(20, 21, 27,28), however, never mention the name “Luke.”(See Crenlan Paul the Priestp. 71ff.) . The “we” could indicate an eyewitness was writing. That person could or
could not be named Luke and could nor could not be the companion of Paul. The latter position does not handle the change in Paul’s thought that occurs in Acts. It is also possible that the us of “we” is a literary device to give credibility to the words of the author, and in this case to establish his own interpretation of Paul as authoritative. It is possible that a companion of Paul wanted to establish himself as authoritative interpreter of Paul in his writing in Acts. It is also possible that someone other than a companion of Paul wanted to establish himself as authoritative interpreter of Paul. Fitzmyer argues for a basic consistency between the material in Acts and the material in Paul’s letters concerning the journeys. See Fitzmyer, J. About PaulPaulist Press 1992 chapter 3. Acts of the Apostles uses the O.T. as part of its promise and fulfillment theme: Peter proclaims, “But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.”(Acts 3:18) TheO.T. is used to speak of the coming Christ: “Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old. Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise upfor you a prophet from your brethren as he raised me up.”(3:20-22) (see also Acts 15: 15+) Paul pleads his case “To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles.”(Acts 26: 22+)Luke has Paul, his main character say he believed “everything laid down according to the law or written in the prophets” (Acts 24:14; see also 26:22; 28:23).(Tyson

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