Who is Luke?

Luke was a non-Jewish medical doctor from Antioch. He became a disciple of Paul and traveled with him on his mission journeys, indicated by the “we” sections in the book of Acts (Acts 16:10-17, 20:5-21, 27:1-28:16). Luke was with Paul during his Caesarean imprisonment and his Roman imprisonments (Philemon 1:24; Colossians 4:14; 2 Timothy 4:11). He wrote the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, which were originally one book known as Luke-Acts. Although there are different accounts of Luke’s death, he likely died in Ephesus. In the 300s, emperor Constantius II took Luke’s physical remains to Constantinople and put them in the Church of the Holy Apostles.