Dr. Luke, Paul’s travelling companion, was probably the only Gentile writer of any part of the New Testament. His Gospel focuses on providing a complete account of the life of Jesus. Certainly, none of the other three evangelists gave us a more detailed or descriptive analysis of the Saviour’s birth, childhood, and manhood.
The physician, writing to the Greeks, revealed his own distinctiveness by:
- Showing an uncommon interest in various individuals
- Displaying an unusual emphasis on medical matters
- Giving a prominent place to women in his account
- Emphasizing the humanity of our Lord during His earthly pilgrimage
As we might expect, the first-century physician was extremely careful in both his research and the documentation of his facts. Luke’s keen interest in Christ’s teachings provides us with a wealth of insight behind the scenes of Jesus’ many parables.