Who was Luke in the Bible?

Here's the answer:

Luke was the writer of the Gospel of Luke and Acts. He also assisted Paul on many of his missionary journeys.

As the author of the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts. Luke doesn’t specifically include his name in his books, but both books are addressed to Theophilus (Luke 1:3; Acts 1:1). Luke is the only Gentile (non-Jew) to write a book of the Bible. Luke was also a medical doctor and a follower of Jesus.

Luke was also Paul’s friend and accompanied him on many missionary journeys. Paul referred to Luke as his dear friend (Colossians 4:14). Due to Luke being a doctor, he places a high importance on Jesus’ miracles of healing. This is why we see so many instances of Jesus’ healing work in the gospel of Luke. The other gospel writers included Jesus’ healing miracles, but Luke emphasized them much more.

As mentioned, Luke traveled with Paul many times. He joined Paul in Troas during his second missionary journey (Acts 16:6-11). Luke stayed in Philippi at the end of this journey. He was picked up to travel again with Paul during his third journey. Lastly, Luke traveled with Paul to Jerusalem and Rome. It was during this time that Paul was imprisoned and Luke would come to visit Paul. Luke was a loyal friend of Paul’s and a loyal follower of Jesus.

Bible Truth

"Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, sends greetings. So does Demas" (Colossians 4:14).

"Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke work together with me. They also send you greetings" (Philemon 1:24).

"Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you. He helps me in my work for the Lord" (2 Timothy 4:11).