The Books of the New Testament
The Book of Luke
Brief Summary. Jesus was the most perfect man
of all men, the perfect Son of God. Completely devoted to everyone, especially
the weak. He was the most humble man that ever lived, and not only a servant,
but the lowest slave. He completely put others first before He thought of
Himself, the Son of man.
Evangelium Secundum Lucam
Greek: Kata Loukan,
According to Luke
Author: Luke the
Caesarea or Rome
Possibly a Roman official (Theophilus) or certain Greeks.
Classification: Gospel Account
Jesus the Messiah as Son of Man
Jesus the Perfect
Human (Cherubim Face: Man) (Veil Color: White).
presents Jesus as the Son of Man to seek and save the lost. Genealogy of Jesus
through Mary tracing back to Adam (all mankind). Largest of the gospels. The Son
of Man (man's nature).
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Luke. "We are now entering into the labours of another evangelist; his
name Luke, which some take to be a contraction of Lucilius; born at Antioch, so
St. Jerome. Some think that he was the only one of all the penmen of the
scripture that was not of the seed of Israel. He was a Jewish proselyte, and, as
some conjecture, converted to Christianity by the ministry of St. Paul at
Antioch; and after his coming into Macedonia (Acts 16:10) he was his constant
companion. He had employed himself in the study and practice of physic; hence,
Paul calls him Luke the beloved Physician, Colossians 4:14. Some of the
pretended ancients tell you that he was a painter, and drew a picture of the
virgin Mary. But Dr. Whitby thinks that there is nothing certain to the
contrary, and that therefore it is probable that he was one of the seventy
disciples, and a follower of Christ when he was here upon earth; and, if so, he
was a native Israelite. I see not what can be objected against this, except some
uncertain traditions of the ancients, which we can build nothing upon, and
against which may be opposed the testimonies of Origen and Epiphanius, who both
say that he was one of the seventy disciples. He is supposed to have written
this gospel when he was associated with St. Paul in his travels, and by
direction from him: and some think that this is the brother whom Paul speaks of
(2 Corinthians 8:18), whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches
of Christ; as if the meaning of it were, that he was celebrated in all the
churches for writing this gospel; and that St. Paul means this when he speaks
sometimes of his gospel, as Romans 2:16. But there is no ground at all for this.
Dr. Cave observes that his way and manner of writing are accurate and exact, his
style polite and elegant, sublime and lofty, yet perspicuous; and that he
expresses himself in a vein of purer Greek than is to be found in the other
writers of the holy story. Thus he relates divers things more copiously than the
other evangelists; and thus he especially treats of those things which relate to
the priestly office of Christ. It is uncertain when, or about what time, this
gospel was written. Some think that it was written in Achaia, during his travels
with Paul, seventeen years (twenty-two years, say others) after Christ's
ascension; others, that it was written at Rome, a little before he wrote his
history of the Acts of the Apostles (which is a continuation of this), when he
was there with Paul, while he was a prisoner, and preaching in his own hired
house, with which the history of the Acts concludes; and then Paul saith that
only Luke was with him, 2 Timothy 4:11. When he was under that voluntary
confinement with Paul, he had leisure to compile these two histories (and many
excellent writings the church has been indebted to a prison for): if so, it was
written about twenty-seven years after Christ's ascension, and about the fourth
year of Nero. Jerome says, He died when he was eighty-four years of age, and was
never married. Some write that he suffered martyrdom; but, if he did, where and
when is uncertain. Nor indeed is there much more credit to be given to the
Christian traditions concerning the writers of the New Testament than to the
Jewish traditions concerning those of the Old Testament. " - Matthew Henry
Outline of the Book of Luke (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
His Birth, Childhood, Early Ministry - Chapters 1:1-4:13
His Ministry in Galilee - Chapters 4:14-9:50
His Journey to Jerusalem, Ministry - Chapters 9:51-21:38
His Rejection and Death - Chapters 22:1-23:56
His Resurrection and Ascension - Chapter 24:1-53
Questions for further study.
Who was Luke?
Who did Luke address his book to?
What other book in the Bible was Luke the author of?
Which clue tells us he was a companion of Paul?
What information do we have about Luke outside of the Scriptures?
Which ancient authors make mention of Luke's gospel?
How does Luke 3:14 prove the books authenticity?
When was Luke's Gospel written? Where was it written?
In what language was Luke originally written?
With what theme did Luke write his Gospel?
Outline of the Life of Jesus in Harmony
of First Century Israel
Topographical Map of First Century Israel
Map of the Ministry of Jesus
the Roads in Ancient Israel
the Roman Empire