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Luke–Acts is the name usually given by Biblical scholars to the hypothetical composite work of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament. Together they describe the Ministry of Jesus and the subsequent lives of the Apostles and the Apostolic Age.

Both the books of Luke and Acts are anonymous narratives dedicated to a person named Theophilus.[1] The book of Acts starts out with: "The former treatise have I made“ (probably referring to Luke),[2] and the author probably intended both books to be read together. Most scholars believe that they were written by the same person referred to as Luke the Evangelist. Luke–Acts has sometimes been presented as a single book in published Bibles or New Testaments, for example, in The Original New Testament (1985)[3] and The Books of the Bible (2007).

A traditional view holds that they were written by Marcionism.


External references

  • Miller, Robert J., The Complete Gospels, pp. 115–117 the "Introduction to the Gospel of Luke", "scholars usually refer to Luke's work as "Luke-Acts"". Polebridge Press, 1992. ISBN 0-944344-49-6
  • Joseph B. Tyson, ISBN 1-57003-650-0

External links

  • , a PBS series, mentions Luke–Acts several times.

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