The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Luke (Λουκᾶς, Loukas). Occasional traveling companion of Paul. The books of Luke and Acts are attributed to him.
Luke, Critical Issues—Luke as a Historian
Luke as Historian Explores questions raised by modern scholarship concerning Luke’s Gospel and Acts as sources of historical information.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Luke (Person)
LUKE (PERSON) [Gk Loukas (Λουκας)]. A physician and “fellow worker” with the apostle Paul (Philemon 24; cf. Col 4:14; 2 Tim 4:11). Luke apparently accompanied Paul on his journey to Rome, and is the reputed author of the gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. See LUKE-ACTS, BOOK OF. This entry
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Luke (Person)
Luke (Person). Faithful companion of the apostle Paul. This is reinforced by the “we” passages in the Acts narrative (16:10–17; 20:5–21:18; 27:1–28:16). The first begins with Paul’s Macedonian call and concludes with Paul and Silas’ imprisonment in Philippi. The second picks up later on in Philippi and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Luke[Gk Loukas]. A sometime traveling companion and co-worker of Paul, traditionally regarded as the author of the Third Gospel and the book of Acts.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Luke (Person)
LUKE (Person) Companion of the apostle Paul; author of the third Gospel and Acts.Accepting the author of Luke-Acts as Luke the companion of Paul, much can be learned about him from this two-volume work. The preface to the Gospel indicates that Luke was not an eyewitness or immediate disciple of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Luke (look), the transliteration of the Greek Loukas, probably an affectionate form of the Latin name Lucius (Gk. Loukios). The name appears three times in the nt, all in letters attributed to Paul: Philem. 24; Col. 4:14; 2 Tim. 4:11.In Philem. 23–24, Luke, along with Epaphras, Mark, Aristarchus, and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LUKE. The author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles is mentioned by name in three passages of the NT (Col 4:14; Phm 24; 2 Tim 4:11). It may be inferred from these verses that Luke or Lucas KJV, Phm 24, from Gr. Loukas) was a physician and a fellow worker of Paul. He accompanied the apostle
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LUKE. Among the companions of Paul who send their greetings in his letter to Colossae there appears ‘Luke (Gk. Loukas) the beloved physician’ (Col. 4:14); the way in which he is described suggests that he had given medical care to Paul, no doubt during the latter’s imprisonment. In Phm. 24, probably
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Luke (Gk. Loukás)The name appears three times in the NT (Col. 4:14; 2 Tim. 4:11; Phlm. 24), evidently with reference to the same person, a companion of Paul, traditionally identified as the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.By way of characterizing Luke, 2 Tim. 4:11 highlights
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Luke [lōōk] (Gk. Λουκας, a shortened form of Loukios or Loukanos).† A coworker and traveling companion of Paul, and the probable author of the gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.A number of probable but not absolutely certain sources relevant to the person of Luke can be assembled. Tradition
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LUKE A companion of Paul (2 Tim 4:11; Phlm 24). Luke was a Gentile Christian (Col 4:11) hailed by Christian tradition as the author of the third Gospel and its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles. He may have been born in Antioch (cf. Eusebius, Hist. Eccl. 3.4); Paul speaks of him as “Luke the beloved physician” (Col
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Luke, St
Luke, St, Evangelist; acc. to tradition the author of the Third Gospel and of *Acts. Several facts of his life can be gathered from the Pauline Epp. and from Acts, if the ‘we-sections’ (Acts 16:10–17; 20:5–21:18; 27:1–28:16) are parts of his travel journal. Acc. to Col. 4:14 he was a physician, and it