The name of a person associated with Paul, mentioned in (Col 4:14; 2Tim 4:11); and Phlm 1:24). In (Col 4:10-14), Luke is called the “beloved physician.” In (2Tim 4:10-12), Paul is said to have been deserted by all of his former associates except for Luke, who alone is with him. Tradition dating back to the second century attributes the book that came to be called the Gospel of Luke as well as the book of Acts to this person. If this tradition is accepted, details of his life might be gathered from those passages in the book of Acts in which the author writes in the first person, apparently indicating that he is present and a participant in what is going on (Acts 16:10-17; Acts 20:5-15; Acts 21:1-18; Acts 27:1-28:16).
14Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.
24and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.
10Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas, concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him ... View more
10for Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.11Only Luke is with me. ... View more
10When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.The Con ... View more
5They went ahead and were waiting for us in Troas;6but we sailed from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we joined them in Troas, whe ... View more
Paul's Journey to Jerusalem
1When we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patar ... View more
Paul Sails for Rome
1When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, n ... View more