Luke; Lucas

Concise Bible Dictionary:

In Acts 16:1010And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. (Acts 16:10) Luke uses the word “we,” showing that he was then with the apostle Paul at Troas, and accompanied him to Philippi, where apparently Luke remained. In Luke 20:55And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? (Luke 20:5) he is again with Paul, and went with him to Jerusalem. Paul then became a prisoner for more than two years, and we lose sight of Luke; but as soon as Paul was about to be sent to Rome, Luke was with him again (Acts 27:11And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. (Acts 27:1)), and accompanied him to Rome (Acts 28:1616And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him. (Acts 28:16)), and was there with Paul when he wrote the Epistles to the Colossians and Philemon. He was also with Paul during his second imprisonment. Others had forsaken the aged apostle, Luke alone remained. He was Paul’s beloved fellow-laborer, and in his own writings has skillfully hidden himself that the work of God by His servants Paul and others might, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, be faithfully recorded, and come into prominence.

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

same as Lucas Luz, perverse

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