St Luke: 10 things to know and share
We should ask, Did the filmmakers create an effective movie for their specific Luke (Jim Caviezel) comes to visit the imprisoned apostle, and later We do know that Paul was imprisoned in Rome twice: once on house. Luke was writing for someone who already knew him, Theophilus, and so he He does not claim to have met Jesus, but he does claim to have. Paul, Apostle of Christ: a scene guide (with clips and scriptural references) the film, are based on Paul's statement that “only Luke” was with him as The fact that Luke meets Priscilla first — and that the actress who plays.
Based on his accurate description of towns, cities and islands, as well as correctly naming various official titles, archaeologist Sir William Ramsay wrote that "Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy The Acts of the Apostles is not shoddy product of pious imagining, but a trustworthy record Mark Powell claims that "it is doubtful whether the writing of history was ever Luke's intent.
Luke wrote to proclaim, to persuade, and to interpret; he did not write to preserve records for posterity. An awareness of this, has been, for many, the final nail in Luke the historian's coffin. Grant has noted that although Luke saw himself within the historical tradition, his work contains a number of statistical improbabilities such as the sizable crowd addressed by Peter in Acts 4: He has also noted chronological difficulties whereby Luke "has Gamaliel refer to Theudas and Judas in the wrong order, and Theudas actually rebelled about a decade after Gamaliel spoke 5: Christian tradition, starting from the 8th century, states that he was the first icon painter.
He is said to have painted pictures of the Virgin Mary and Child, in particular the Hodegetria image in Constantinople now lost. He was also said to have painted Saints Peter and Paul, and to have illustrated a gospel book with a full cycle of miniatures. The tradition that Luke painted icons of Mary and Jesus has been common, particularly in Eastern Orthodoxy.
Luke the Evangelist
The tradition also has support from the Saint Thomas Christians of India who claim to still have one of the Theotokos icons that Saint Luke painted and which St. Thomas brought to India. Whether Luke is to be identified, as some scholars believe, with the prophet Lucius mentioned in Acts The identification of St.
Later notions that Luke was one of the 70 disciples appointed by the Lord, that he was the companion of Cleopas, and that he was an artist appear to be legendary. Luke, detail of St. If the Gospel bearing his name and the Acts of the Apostles were written by the traditionally ascribed author, they were probably composed during or shortly after the Jewish revolt 66—73 ce. Some scholars have also associated Luke with the Pastoral Letters and the Letter to the Hebrewseither as author or as amanuensis, because of linguistic and other similarities with the Gospel and the Acts.
Some scholars, on the other hand, doubt that Luke is in fact the author of the two New Testament books traditionally ascribed to him and argue for a date later in the 1st century ce. Those objections are based upon the assumption that Luke was the disciple of Paul and would, therefore, reflect his theology and upon the traditional identification of Acts 15 with the conference in Galatians 2.
Both of those premiseshowever, are quite probably mistaken. Books, in those days, were handwritten, not mass-produced, and though Theophilus probably had a few copies made for friends, all of them would have known either Luke or Theophilus, so no author's biography was necessary.
In fact, he doesn't actually tell us his name at all. We know it because it always circulated as the work of one called Luke. The story Luke is telling is not about himself, though he was there to see parts of it, so uncovering Luke is a matter of piecing together scraps of evidence.
Although the name was quite a common one, ancient tradition has usually identified our Luke with the Luke whom the apostle Paul mentions twice. Paul is an important character in The Acts of the Apostles, and our writer does seem to have travelled with Paul on some of his missionary journeys. In fact we seem to have parts of Luke's travel diary reproduced in, for example, Acts 21where the writer suddenly starts to talk about what "we" did, rather than using the third person narrative of the rest of the book.
So it would not be surprising if Paul's writings also mention Luke. In two of the letters of Paul that are preserved in the New Testament, Paul does indeed talk about Luke. In one letter, written to a man called Philemon, Paul adds greetings at the end of the letter from some of the other people who are with him.
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He says, in effect "and lots of love from Luke, too". He calls Luke his "fellow-worker", and though that is not exactly a recognised job-description, it does suggest someone whom Paul trusts and who is known, at least by reputation, to Philemon and other Christians.
The second mention is in a letter Paul wrote to the Colossian Christians. Again, Paul adds Luke's greetings at the end of the letter, and he calls Luke "the beloved physician".